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  • On Mar 19, 2009
    Erika from Select a State Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are traveling with our 2-year-old boy...first time at WDW in over 15 years so are feeling a little rusty and quite daunted! Would appreciate any suggestions for making the most of this experience with a toddler! Thanks!

    I love the toddler age!!!!!  Everything seems to be so magical in their eyes and it doesn't take much to please and make them happy!

    My suggestion is to book some dining reservations at locations that you think would work for your family.  Character buffets are often great for toddlers who don't want to sit still for too long.  With a buffet you can eat and run if you want or at least leave when the characters are no longer entertaining for the child. You are not required to sit and wait for every  one to come by your table unless it works for you. 

    Review the list of attractions and make a list of those that you want to see with your toddler.  You can narrow the list down by clicking HERE and then clicking on Age Recommendations at the left side.  Check the age that is appropriate and a short list of what Disney feels would be fun for that age will be shown.  You can read a short description about each attraction.

    My best advice to those traveling with small children is to not try to "do it all"!   Keep the vacation relaxed and if you only hit three things in three hours it is fine.  There is so much magic that happens all around you and just walking among the other guests and observing the scenery and other things can be just as rewarding.  Let your child rest in the stroller when it appears he/she is tired!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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