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  • On Jun 18, 2013
    Amy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I will be traveling this October or November with my 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter. What do you recommend as a must? We have any option to stay in Old Key West. Do you recommend staying there? Any suggestions?

    Howdy Amy!  I love this question!  There is nothing better than a trip to Walt Disney World with little ones!  It will truly be a magical vacation for all of you! 

    Old Key West is WONDERFUL!  It is perfect for families with small children.  The Villas at Old Key West are very spacious.  The 1-Bedroom villas (and larger) have a full kitchen and washer and dryer.  Be sure to pack extra detergent if you will be washing clothes.  If possible, try to request a Villa near the Hospitality House.  The resort is quite large but they do have a shuttle that runs throughout the resort if needed.  

    There are so many must do attractions and dining locations! Some of them include:  

    Characters:  plan to spend a lot of time with characters.  But also be flexible if your little ones are a bit timid when they meet some of them. 

    Parades:  be sure to try to enjoy the parades throughout the theme parks.  You will need to save a spot at least an hour before the parade begins (especially at Magic Kingdom).  We typically pick a spot and use the stroller to save our space.  One of us distracts the kids with shopping or snacks until the parade begins.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios:  Disney Junior Live On Stage!

    Magic Kingdom:  Dumbo the Flying Elephant and "It's a Small World."

    Naps!  Yes - I'm listing naps as a must do.  Your children will be on constant overload.  Take some time to rest.

    I hope this helps you in your planning.  Please let me know if you need any further information.  I know your vacation is going to be filled with countless magical memories!! 
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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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