Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jan 13, 2011
    Vickie from IN 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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    Hello, I am try to plan our first family trip to WWD ,which will be April 10-16, to celebrate my children's birthdays, ages 2 and 6. Trying to make a daily itenerary. Approxiately how many days or hours should I plan for each park?

    Hi Vickie,

    Your trip will be here so soon. I hope you have made some Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) in order to squeeze some downtime to refuel during your trip.

    I would recommend with your children's ages and it being your first trip to hit each park at least one full day. When I say full day, I do not mean from open to close. I mean from the time your children normally would get up to around their bedtime. However, if they get up at 10:00 am and go to bed at 7:00 pm, you may need to stretch their day a little:) What I mean is you should stick to your schedule as much as possible when touring. This makes for a more pleasant experience for you all.

    I count you have five full days at the Walt Disney World Resorts. I usually do not count the day we travel as a touring day because we are usually tired from being up early to head to vacation. We will go to the pool or Downtown Disney. Also, we usually do not have a length of stay Magic Your Way ticket which is good the entire length of your trip. Without this feature, I would not want to use a full day ticket in the parks for just a few hours. The same would apply for the last day of vacation when we are travelling home. However, if you have a length of stay ticket (included in a package), you may want to go to a park for a few hours.

    For the extra day, you can go back to your favorite park. Most children at this age love the Magic Kingdom but you never know. I would also recommend going to EPCOT on your first full day of touring as it is a large park and you want to have fresh legs for walking. Plus it has its own magic which children may not see if they head to Magic Kingdom right away.

    I hope this helps you have a magical vacation!
    Beth
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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