Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 3, 2012
    Natalie from IL 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 Visiitng WDW arriving 7/9 @9 am &leaving 7/16 at 2pm. We have 2 kids (5 & 2). We are staying @ The Fountains -Orlando, but have tics for 5-Day Base Ticket, Park Hopper, Water Park. Can u help w/ agenda. We are doing CM on 11th @ 9 and MBYBBQ 12t

    Hi Natalie,

    Thanks so much for writing.  You have the "grand slam" of tickets, and therefore, have lots of flexibility with your itinerary.  You will be able to visit multiple parks in a given day, which is a huge perk in my opinion.  With little ones in tow, I would allow for at least a day and a half (two is better) at Magic Kingdom.  I would allow two days at Epcot and one each at Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.  I'd plan on arriving at whatever park you visit as early as possible to rope drop, as crowds (and the summer heat) tend to thicken in the afternoon.  By mid-day, you might consider heading back to your hotel for a swim, to eat, nap, etc., before a return trip in the later afternoon/evening, when the sun isn't as intense, and the crowds are a bit lighter.  As for water parks, my boys love both Typhoon Lagoon, but rate Blizzard Beach a wee bit higher.  I think it's especially conducive for young kids.  Tikes Peak, the children's area, is a mini-replica of the larger park, and has adorable slides, fountains and raft rides perfect for kids under 48 inches.  I'd plan on visiting Magic Kingdom on the day your have your Chef Mickey's reservation, since you can simply walk or hop in the monorail to arrive at the Contemporary.  You can take a boat from Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness Resort, where Mickey's Backyard BBQ is held, so you may consider making that day your second Magic Kingdom visit.

    I hope this helps!

    Have a magical trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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