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  • On Apr 24, 2019
    David from DE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, our vacation to Disney is about 6 wks. away. Grandparents, parents, 2 girls 3 & 10 and one boy 10. We are having trouble planning our activities at Disney. Staying at the Floridian. Any suggestions? Thank You

    Hello David!

    Thanks so much for bringing your question directly to me. I am more than happy to help you with some of your planning. I have experienced numerous multi-generational trips and time at the Walt DisneyWorld Resort is a fantastic experience for each generation. To start your planning, I am going to give you my top seven tips for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Tip #1: The Walt Disney World Resort with its many attractions, dining locations, shows, and activities can be overwhelming. I suggest beginning with a list of "must-dos" for each park. You can then plan your days around these attractions and shows.

    Tip #2: With the age of your children, I recommend spending at least two days at the Magic Kingdom.

    Tip #3: Plan to get to the parks early. When you arrive before "rope drop," the opening of the parks, you will be able to experience many more attractions with shorter wait times.

    Tip #4: Make your FastPass+ selections if you have not already done so. FastPass+ significantly reduces your wait times for your choices.

    Tip #5:  Sprinkle a couple Character Dining experiences across your stay.  Character Dining is a great way to enjoy time with your family and give hugs to some of your favorite Disney Characters. This also helps decrease wait times in the parks as you won't need to queue to see some of the Characters.

    Tip #6: Visit the website touringplans.com.  They have great advice for the entire park, but their real talent is creating personalized touring plans at a very low cost. Even after many trips, I still use them for our family vacations.  A clear, daily itinerary will reduce stress and help reduce the overwhelming nature of the parks.

    Tip #7: Remember that there is no way to do everything in one visit. Focus on your priorities and on enjoying the magic that surrounds you and your family.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, we love to help!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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