Mom And Son Safari
  • On Dec 7, 2012
    Erin from IL Asked

    Hi Doug, I was hoping you could tell me the best plan of attack. First trip for DS 6 & 2. Staying at GF 1/29-2/7. First and last day is travel. We have park hopper/water park tix. Not sure if I should stay at one park each day & how many days at ea

    Erin,

    Those are all great questions. With a first trip, and with children as young as yours (similar to mine), the Magic Kingdom will see a lot more of you than the other parks. But with such a long stay, you have plenty of time to see them all. Of course in each park there is plenty for you to do. Here is how I would break up your time;

    • January 29 - Arrival Day
    • January 30 - Magic Kingdom (all day)
    • January 31 - Magic Kingdom (am) / Typhoon Lagoon (afternoon) / Magic Kingdom (pm)
    • February 1 - Animal Kingdom (am & afternoon) / Downtown Disney (pm)
    • February 2 - Hollywood Studios (all day)
    • February 3 - Epcot (all day)
    • February 4 - Typhoon Lagoon (am) / Hollywood Studios (pm)
    • February 5 - Magic Kingdom (am) / Epcot (pm)
    • February 6 - Magic Kingdom (all day)
    • February 7 - Departure Day

    Note that I have you at Typhoon Lagoon for a water park. Blizzard Beach will be closed then for refurbishment, which is an annual thing. Both water parks would be great for your family, so no loss here.

    Also remember that for most days, even ones shown here as "all day" at a park, should include some rest time back at your resort. Naps, swimming if the weather is OK, whatever. But let your kids get back their energy.

    So write me back with any follow up questions! Glad to help further, including dining recommendations, alternative plans, special occasions, you name it!

    Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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