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  • On Sep 16, 2012
    Liza Asked

    My husband and I spontaionusly decided to take our 2 year 10 month old twin girls to WDW! I am now in panic mode! We got a room in pop century. We will be there Sept 30-Oct 5th. Have we lost our minds? Any idea on crowds in oct? Weather? Help!

    Hi Liza!

    You picked a great time to go to Walt Disney World.  The crowds will be significantly lighter than other times of the year and the weather will typically be cooler and less humid than the summer months, though it can still get hot in October!

    My wife and I have taken our children to Walt Disney World at least once a year and we started taking them when they were babies; both visited before turning 1.  My wife and I wanted to visit and we didn't want to wait for the children to grow up; we also wanted to capture the memories of our babies visiting the theme parks with us and interacting with Disney characters.  Disney makes it very easy to travel with very young children.  There are baby care centers in each of the parks.  There are also changing places in all of the restrooms.  My wife and I carried our babies on a lot of the attractions and stayed together.  For the few attractions where that was impossible, we utilized "child swap" to allow each of us to experience the attraction with minimum wait.

    A few pointers based on our experience:  slow down and enjoy the experience of visiting with a young child instead of running from attraction to attraction; take your own stroller because your child will be familiar with it; consider renting a car to allow you to return to your hotel room at Pop Century quickly to take a nap, rest, etc; consider a character meal, but don't rush character interactions until you see how your child responds; do those things that your child finds most interesting.  The most important thing of all is to just have fun!

    I hope this helps!  Please write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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