Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 24, 2015
    Nicole from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have. 4 year old and a 2 and a half year old. Wondering how long our trip should be? I'm thinking 3 full days but my husband is thinking 2 full days. This is our first trip!! What would be better wih kids this age? Thank you!!

    Hi Nicole! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Planning a first trip can be so incredibly exciting but it may feel a bit overwhelming as well, especially with young kids.

    I have kids that are just about the same age as yours so I have a lot of experience traveling with little ones. One thing that I have learned is that you do need time and a lot of it when traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort. Not only is there so many attractions, entertainment experiences, and character experiences, there are so many things that your kids will see and want to do along the way. When I first started taking my kids I found myself trying to pack the schedule with way too many things. Instead of the smiling happy children I had dreamed of having, I had cranky, tired, whining, children. Now I approach the parks much differently.

    I suggest that you take as many days as possible. I think three days will be a great starting point. Once you choose which parks to visit, take your time and look through the attractions and entertainment that each one has to offer. From there, choose your top three to five experiences that are “must-do’s” for your family and work on getting to accomplish these first. I would suggest planning on giving your children a rest each day in the afternoon. My kids absolutely need that nap. I have found that after their nap their “batteries are recharged” as my four year old says, and they are ready to go back out and explore.

    I always encourage guests to take the time to just stop and play. Skip down the middle of Main Street U.S.A. with your kids, take their hands and dance with them during the Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party, and take the time to watch your children’s eyes light up the first time they see Mickey Mouse!

thumbnail image for Heather

Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.