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  • On Oct 11, 2012
    Elizabeth from GA Asked

    We booked our first "family" trip w/ the grandparents for February w/ our 19 month old son. We'll be there 4 park days. Do you have any tips on how to plan the week out/weather/anything!? This will be the grandparents 1st trip in 20 years and wi

    Hi Elizabeth!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel!

    February is a relatively quiet month except for Presidents Day Weekend.  Things can get very busy during that holiday weekend.  If you are going over Presidents Day Weekend, then I highly recommend visiting the independent website TouringPlans.com.  That is the website for the research team behind the tour book "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World".  They are famous in the Disney fan community for producing a crowd calendar that predicts the crowd levels on various days.  They also produce touring plans that can save you time in terms of minimizing waiting in lines.  Their plans are based on a lot of math and years of data collection.  As an engineer, I am a huge fan of their work.

    If you are not going over Presidents Day Weekend, then I wouldn't worry so much about going to a particular park on a certain day.  The crowds are low to moderate the rest of the month.  However, whenever you are going you will want to make Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs).  They are really critical to get into the more popular Table Service restaurants.

    My family and I usually do our annual trip to Walt Disney World in February so I can tell you the weather can be unpredictable.  The weather can be warm during the day and cold in the evenings in February.  We have gone swimming during the day in February and on a different day we have worn heavy jackets and gloves!  You will really want to check the weather predictions just before packing for your trip.

    Our responses are limited in length, but I hope this gets you started.  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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