Mom With Kids After Run
  • On May 12, 2013
    Kewana Asked

    hi i'm not sure where to begin we are coming there in December form the 19-26 me my husband my 5 year old son and our 16 month old daughter how should i plan the days when we get there so everyone will have fun

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kewana! December is my favorite time of year to visit the "Happiest Place on Earth" as all of the parks and resorts are beautifully decorated for the holiday season! Although the park hours have not been officially announced for December at this time, I would follow this link to access the Disney Parks Calendar in the coming weeks to view the park hours for your specific dates of travel. The park hours for December should be released in the next few weeks.Guests may begin booking Advanced Dining Reservations 180 days in advance for table-service restaurants. I like to plan our table-service meals for each day based on which park we will be visiting so that we can maximize our time and cut down on any unnecessary travel time.By making Advanced Dining Reservations for table-service meals and choosing our parks in advance, I am able to create a customized itinerary before leaving home. I would personally plan for two days at Magic Kingdom Park and one full day at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, and Epcot. I would also recommend that you take one day in the middle of your trip to sleep in, enjoy your resort, and visit Downtown Disney. I would plan to arrive each day at park opening when the parks are traditionally the least crowded and then return to your resort after lunch for a midday break or nap.I have found from firsthand experience that a midday break with little ones helps to ensure that we are able to fully enjoy the nighttime activities in the parks.Once you arrive to the park each day, be sure to pick up a park map and times guide for easier park touring and up to date park hours, attractions, dining, character greeting and show times.I am out of room for my answer, but please don't hesitate to write me back with any additional questions. Best wishes for a magical and merry trip, Kewana!
    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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