Mom And Son Safari
  • On Feb 18, 2008
    Amy from GA Asked

    I am interested in taking my 2 & 4 year old boys to WDW this April during Spring Break. How many days do you recommend for such little ones? And where do you recommend I begin planning? There is so much information out there it gets overwhelming.

    Amy,

    I know it can be overwhelming, but we are more than happy to help!  I think the Passporter books are a great place to start your trip planning, as they provide a nice overview of the resorts, parks, restaurants, etc in a very user-friendly format.  They are also an independent company so you get 'real' opinions and not official promotions.  I used them to plan our first Disney vacation and I found their reviews to be very accurate.

    Once you have a better feel for Disney, I recommend checking out www.allearsnet.com.  This site is amazingly detailed and I especially like the restaurant menus for help in deciding where to eat.

    Next I head back to the main Disney site, where I look at the calender page to determine the hours of operation, parade and show times, and other important notes on refurbishments, closures, etc.  I make myself a printout of the park schedules and decide from there which park we'll be at on which day, then make my meal reservations accordingly.

    As for the length of stay, that really depends on your children.  My girls are about the same age and have never had a problem with the 11 day vacations we typically take.  I have a friend whose daughter was ready to go home on day 3!  My general touring advice is to take a 6-day trip and allow 2 days each for Magic Kingdom and Epcot, and 1 day each for Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.  Because your boys are younger, if you want to save time I think you could easily cut back on time spent at Epcot and Hollywood Studios in order to shorten your trip.  The majority of rides and attractions for them will be at the Magic Kingdom, so I'd concentrate most of my time on that park and pick and choose what you want to experience at the other 3.

    Your boys are at a very fun age for Disney, and I know you'll have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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