Mom And Daughter Outside Grand Floridian
  • On Apr 24, 2015
    Leander from CA Asked

    Hello! My family and I will be heading to DW in July for the first time. I have a 4 year old and soon to be 14 year old, any suggestions on things to do to make this a memorable experience for the both of them? We will be staying at the AKV.

    Hi Leander!

    I always tell folks that Walt Disney World is the ultimate vacation destination because there are so many attractions and activities that are fun for family members of all ages. On our next trip my oldest will be 13 while my youngest will be 3, so I totally understand needing to keep everyone happy!

    Make it a priority to visit the attractions that everyone will enjoy together. Our favorites include Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story Midway Mania, and Kilimanjaro Safaris. 

    Don’t be afraid to divide and conquer. If your little one wants to meet a special character, but your older child must ride Space Mountain, don’t be afraid to split up so that both kids can experience their “must-do’s”. To capture all those magical moments, we purchase Memory Maker on every trip. This means I’ll have all the PhotoPass photos from our vacation, including on-ride photos for select attractions and character meet-and greets that have a photographer. Even if we separate for a short time, I have awesome photos of everyone’s vacation fun.

    Another idea would be to book something extra special for each child. Your youngest family member may enjoy a makeover at The Pirate’s League or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Maybe your teen would appreciate Dine with an Imagineer, or Disney’s Dolphins in Depth experience? 

    I hope some of these suggestions are helpful. Let me know if you have additional questions I can help with!

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

A lifelong Disney fan, joining Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family of six. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, groups both large and small, and during every season of the year. Whether meeting a Disney Princess, training to be a Jedi or dining with Mickey, our family enjoys it all. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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