Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 24, 2014
    Stacy from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My vacation time does not start over until mid-April 2015, but are starting to plan a trip for sometime after April. We have one step-daughter in 1st grade and a 1 year old son. Any tips for our family's very first trip to WDW and when to bring them?

    Hi Stacy!

    I think it is positively perfect that you are starting to plan next year's vacation and a very first Walt Disney World trip, too!  Hooray!  You must be very excited as you plan your magical adventure for your little prince and princess.

    There are several tips for when you begin making your plans, but one of the best places to start is when and for how long?  I love visiting in September.  The crowds are a bit lighter, the weather seems to be a little cooler and the decorations and special events are wonderful.  My family especially loves Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!  Once you figure out when you'll be visiting and for how long, you can start making plans and dining reservations.  Come back and ask me if you need any help, but there is a wonderful website about planning with little ones you can use as a resource as you begin. It is chalked full of tips and information just for visiting with young children and all experiencing all their Disney Firsts.

    Again, if there is anything else I can help you with, please send me another question.  Until then, happy planning; I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Magical Wishes,


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family: graduations, pregnancies, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, reunions, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon. I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help add a little extra Pixie Dust to your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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