Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 8, 2012
    Cortney from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be visiting DW March3rd through7th. What are the crowds like this time?  Any tips for handling the crowds with two little ones (4 and 6 months)?

    Hey Cortney! I know you all are getting excited about your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World! I think early March is a great time to visit! The unofficial website lists the historic attendance levels as "Moderate" for this time of year.I think you will will be visiting before most schools get out for Spring Break.My biggest tip with little ones is to get to the park at opening. If you will be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, then I would recommend utilizing Extra Magic Hours in the morning.Each day, one of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up to 3 hours after regular closing time.We always take advantage of this amazing perk when we visit to really maximize our time in the parks. We usually hit the attractions we would most like to experience first thing in the day as well.If your family plans to visit Magic Kingdom, then I would suggest going to Fantasyland first thing in the morning with your little ones. We always go to the parks first thing in the morning and then head back to our resort in the afternoon for that much needed nap/break.We enjoy going back to the parks around 6:00 p.m. refreshed and ready to enjoy the park's evening activities! We also utilize Disney's complimentary Fast PASS Service on attractions that offer this perk to decrease our wait time.You will insert your park ticket into the Fast PASS Distribution machine at the entrance to the attraction. You will then receive a Fast PASS Ticket with your return time.When it is time for your Fast PASS, you will enter the attraction through the Fast PASS line, rather than the stand by line, which will decrease your wait dramatically.Rider Swap is another great perk for families with little ones.Rider Swap is when Guests take turns waiting with youngsters too small to ride a certain attraction,then "swap" with another adult Guest from their party to experience the ride without standing in line twice.I hope this helps!Best wishes for a Magical Trip! 
    :-) Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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