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  • On Jul 30, 2010
    Lauren from PA 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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    Hi! Traveling to WDW 11/30-12/5 w/ kids 4 & 2.Typically in bed by 7-hoping naps will keep them up a bit later.Any fireworks shows on the earlier side, to avoid major meltdowns after a long day? Obsesses w/ panel - couldn't be more helpful. Many thanks!

    Hi Lauren!

    I know all about those 'major meltdowns'!  We try to avoid them at all cost!  Believe it or not, we've had our little ones stay up until midnight while at Walt Disney World--without incident!  (yeah, I didn't believe it either, but it can happen!)

    It looks like Wishes is currently scheduled for an 8 pm showing on December 1.  I think this would be the perfect opportunity for your little ones to experience the fireworks without it being too late.  Wishes is a beautiful show, and a wonderful way to end the day at Magic Kingdom. 

    One of the things we do if we know that we are going to be out past our normal bed time is to nap later in the day than our normal time.  We also throw in another snack around (what would be) their normal bed time to help give their blood sugar a little boost--now I wouldn't load them up on cotton candy, but a little snack never hurts!  Good luck and I hope you enjoy the show!

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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