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  • On Dec 11, 2013
    Karina from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be traveling with 3 kids under 2 for our first trip to disney. Are there any strategies/tips you recommend? What to pack with us and what to do to avoid unnecessary lineups etc. thanks in advance.

    Hi Karina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for sending us such a great question.  My biggest tip Would be to stick to your children's schedule as much as possible.  Try to eat at the same time, have them go down for naps and stick to their bedtimes.  By keeping their schedule the same, they will be at their best, and the children will be able to enjoy the experience.  Also, there are Baby Care Centers in each of the four Theme Parks that are wonderful for parents with small children. 

    Pack the necessities, familiar snacks, bottles, favourite toy etc, again so that your children have a sense of normalcy in a very different setting.  Guests are able to bring a bag into the Theme Parks, so I would always pack my daughter's favourite snacks, water, some wet wipes, diapers and a change of clothes to get us through the day.  When packing I tend to over pack, bringing lots of clothing options, for days when it is warm to sweaters and even coats for the chilly evenings.  I also brought a blanket to keep my daughter warm in her stroller late at night.  

    To avoid unnecessary lines, I would recommend utilizing Disney's FastPass options throughout the Theme Parks, as well as making Advanced Dining Reservations if you haven't already done so.  Most guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort are able to pre-select three FastPasses per day using the new FastPass+.  Advanced Dining Reservations can be made online or by calling (407) 939-1947 up to 180 days in advance.

    I am afraid I have run out of space Karina.  If you need any other tips please let me know, I would be happy to help make your first visit to Walt Disney World as magical as possible.

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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