Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 19, 2011
    Jon from CT 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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    My wife and I are taking our four children, ages 9-infant, for their first visit in May. Our visit includes the same weekend as the Grad Nite festivities. How do we still enjoy those days on the properties and still avoid the Grad Nite craziness?

    Hi Jon,

    I don't think you have to worry about the Grad Nite festivities interfering with your family's vacation.  As a high school teacher I can tell you that teenagers operate on a much different schedule than younger children like yours.  Disney, of course, knows this and has scheduled the dance parties and activities in the Magic Kingdom after closing from 10 pm to 4 am.  (It makes me tired just thinking about this!)  So, while your family members are enjoying the Disney theme parks earlier in the day, the Grad Nite participants will likely be catching up on some much-needed rest.  No matter what time of year you planned to visit, I would recommend taking your young family to the theme parks at opening time as that is when lines to attractions are shortest all day.  This would certainly be true for the period of time when you'll be there.

    Enjoy your early May trip to Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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