Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Nov 20, 2010
    Jaime from IL Asked

    Doug, My husband and I are taking our 4 daughters ranging in age from 2 to 13 to Disney World for the very first time in May. I am becoming increasingly overwhelmed and anxious that we will not be able to see everything and still remain sane. We will be

    Jaime,

    What you are feeling is something that most first time visitors experience. We feel anxiety about how to see it all, both because it is a major moment in a family's life, and also because the vacation investment is often a large one.

    The good news is: You won't see it all.

    Huh?

    That's right, that is good news. Leaving with more things you want to return to see is actually a good thing. For Disney, certainly, as it increases the likelihood of a return visit! But good for you too. How?

    On our first all-family visit, we only did 5-6 attractions/shows per day. Then EVERY AFTERNOON we returned to the resort for pool time and naps. We knew that despite the destination, it was still a vacation where we needed time together, and time to relax. Mission accomplished.

    But our flight home was great. You might expect a lot of "We did not get to see X, Y, or Z!" whining. Instead my girls talked excitedly about all they did see, and what they wanted to go back to try next time.

    So write me back with specifics of what concerns you most, and we can work though that too!

    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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