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  • On Dec 29, 2019
    Dorothy from TN Asked

    In January I’ll be doing a day at Magic Kingdom alone with my 5 kids. It’s more tricky planning rides and meals with no backup. The children are ages 10,6,5,3 &1. My concern is just logistics of feeding them and what rides will be doable with everyone?

    Hi Dorothy,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and greetings from a fellow mama of five! You and your Mouseketeers are going to have a BLAST at the Walt Disney World Resort and will make memories together that you all will cherish for a lifetime!

    I know from experience that taking five little ones anywhere alone can feel a bit like herding cats at times, so I'd be happy to share some tips with you from my own personal experience flying solo at Magic Kingdom park to help your day run smoothly! First, be encouraged that there are dozens of things that you'll be able to enjoy with your entire crew. Here is a list of attractions without height restrictions as well as character experiences entertainment options to fill your day with all kinds of magic and fun. During one of my solo-parenting days, my kiddos and I also enjoyed playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, a scavenger hunt type of adventure where we all worked together to defeat the Disney Villains.

    Did you know that there is a Baby Care Center inside each of the theme parks? If you need a quiet place to feed or change your little ones, that'd be a great spot to go! They also have common baby and toddler supplies for sale there, in case you forget anything. 

    Another tip is to make sure you've downloaded the handy dandy My Disney Experience mobile app. Not only can you use it to check attraction wait times and make additional FastPass+ selections, but you can also use it to order and pay for your food! With mobile ordering, you'll simply place your order, then click a button to let the Cast Members know when you've arrived at the restaurant. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo! You'll receive a message when your food is ready. Being able to sit peacefully with your kiddos rather than trying to maneuver everyone through the lines is what I call magical for a mama whose hands (and heart!) are full. Of course, don't hesitate to ask for help from a Cast Member, too. In my experience, they've always been happy to help when I've needed a bit of assistance!

    Finally, if you need somewhere to let your Mouseketeers run and play a bit, there are several places that would be perfect for that. The Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station is a super fun place to play, although know that your kiddos will get wet there! Some other great spots to play are Tom Sawyer Island or a small playground for little ones near the exit of Splash Mountain. A few of the attraction queues also have fun play places in them, too, like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

    You've got this, mama! You and your kiddos are going to have a GREAT day, and I'm sending all kinds of pixie dust for a truly magical visit for ALL of you!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Indiana

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom and part-time music teacher from Indiana.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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