Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Jun 1, 2012
    Tracy from IL Asked

    We are a family of 5 (2 adult 3 boys 8yr, 7yr, 5yr). I'm wondering if 5 days is enough time to have a great time at DW? I don't want to rush it but I figured 2 days at Magic Kingdom, 1 at Hollywood and 1/2 a day at Animal & Epot. Thoughts?

    Welcome back to the Mom's Panel, Tracy!  It's great to hEAR from you again!  I definitely think five days will give you ample time to experience the parks and I think you have a great itinerary planned. Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite parks; however, I do feel like it can be experienced in less time than Magic Kingdom. Many guests can spend an entire day at Epcot, but if you feel like your boys would not enjoy all of the World Showcase at their ages then you could definitely explore Future World in half a day. My recommendation would be to schedule your first day at Magic Kingdom at the beginning of your vacation. This will give you the opportunity early in your vacation to see if you're able to experience the majority of the park's attractions. You will then be able to decide if you need a second full day at Magic Kingdom or if you might rather spend a full day in Epcot. You could then spend half a day at Disney's Animal Kingdom park followed by half a day at Magic Kingdom toward the end of your vacation. If your schedule and budget allows, I might consider booking one additional night to your vacation stay to allow a Resort Day (non-park day) in the middle of your vacation. I have four children ranging in ages from seven to fourteen and find that three consecutive park days can be really tiring for all of us. It's nice to have that day in the middle of your vacation to sleep in, enjoy a relaxing breakfast and then explore your Disney Resort or Downtown Disney. With three boys, you may also want to consider booking the Pirate & Pals Fireworks Voyage for a swashbuckling adventure!  Follow the link I have provided to learn more. I hope this information helps!  Please let me know if you have any additional questions that I can assist you with. Best wishes for a Magical Trip, Tracy!
    Happy Planning!
    Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

I'm the mother of 4 amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for 22 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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