Grandfather with grandson eating Mickey Rice Krispy Treat
  • On Jan 11, 2018
    Molly from FL Asked

    Hi Disney Parks Mom Panel! We are FL residents and annual passholders, but we have my son's grandparents coming with us (their first time EVER at Disney World). Our son is 2.5 years old. Any tips and tricks for multi-generational park visits?

    Hi, Molly! What a wonderful experience to watch your son with his grandparents at Walt Disney World. Some of my very best memories are of my parents enjoying those magical moments with my girls. 

    With so many things everyone can do together, Grandparents' Disney Vacations can be organized so that there is family time with everyone enjoying the many attractions, but you might also give the grandparents some time to do their own thing. They might enjoy an adult dinner out or a morning lounging by the resort pool. 

    I recommend staying at a Walt Disney World resort if you aren't local to the theme parks. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy Extra Magic Hours. These are extended hours available to resort guests only, but if your little one is an early riser, it's a great time to get the grandparents up and out early, enjoy some fun things with your son. You then have the option to return to the resort for a cool down and maybe an afternoon nap before tackling dinner and fireworks.

    Also, involve the grandparents in choosing things like dining experiences and FastPass+ Selections. With your own Disney experience, you might be able to recommend restaurants you know you've done with your son that he enjoys while giving them some of the unique Disney dining experiences they won't have back home. 

    One last thing - Memory Maker! These are going to be memories you will want to keep, so whenever and wherever you see the Disney PhotoPass photographers, use them. 

    Have the very best time creating those first Disney World memories!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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