Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jul 17, 2012
    Lisa from NC Asked

    My husband and I are bringing our 6 year old son to Disney during Thanksgiving week 2012. My husband is stressing that it will be so crowded that my son will not have fun on his first trip to Disney...how should we plan our 7 days so that he has fun?

    Hello, Lisa,

    We've taken a handful of trip during the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve, which is incredibly crowded.  However, with careful planning we still had a great time and avoided lengthy waits in line while getting to see many attractions.  

    One of the tools we use again and again is www.touringplans.com, which provides a wealth of information on making the most of your days at the parks.  It offers over 100 itineraries that guide you through the order of visiting attractions so that you reduce your waits in line.  It also includes advice on which parks to visit and which to avoid on specific dates as well as information on wait times of the attractions (available as a a phone app). There is a small fee for this service, but one I find worthwhile.

    I'd also encourage you take advantage of Fast Passes as often as you can, have your dining reservations made (you can make them now), and make sure to be at the parks when they open.  

    I hope this helps to reduce some of the stress you may be feeling about the trip; please let us know if we can help with any more questions.  
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a middle-school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Geek who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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