Mom And Son On Run
  • On Aug 29, 2012
    Tammy Asked

    18 days! ADRs crt 9/16luch,tusker9/17lunch,mnsshp9/18,fantasmic9/19,WAT9/20amKonapm,wish cruise9/20pm. 3adults, 16y/o, 10y/o. Do we stay inMK 9/16and go back for another 1/2day. I want to try and see all parks, have the hopper. Is it poss or to much?Sugg?

    Happy FIRST Disney Vacation,Tammy! I've been able to answer various versions of this same question during my first 8 months on the Moms Panel, and if there is one thing I know for certain- you are NOT alone in your desire to see and do it all!

    Based on the dining reservations and special experiences you've listed above, as well as the ages of the children in your travel party, I don't think it's unrealistic to plan to visit all 4 theme parks over the time period you've mentioned. However, one thing I frequently attempt to impress upon all Disney guests is the need to really slow down and take time to soak up the little unique and magical moments that you might miss if you are completely agenda-driven during your trip.

    Covering 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands! Therefore, my suggestion is to have an itinerary in mind that includes offering some downtime for swimming or naps, if at all possible. Realistically, this plan depends on your hotel's round-trip travel distance, if you will have access to your own car or will be utilizing a taxi/ shuttle service and the energy level of your group. It's really important to pace yourself and keep an eye on everyone in case they need some extra time to recharge their batteries outside of the non-stop action-packed excitement of the theme parks.

    May your Disney vacation be practically perfect in every way!

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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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