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  • On Mar 17, 2011
    Courtney from KS Asked

    Hello Joel! Could you help w/ itinerary suggestions? We are a family with a 17 mo baby girl, 4 & 7 yr old boys, staying at CS Sept27-Oct3 w/o park hopper option. We hope to attend a halloween party one night. Need to make ADA reservations soon...Tha

    Hi, Courtney! Thanks for the question! I know what it's like to travel with a family at that age. No, I didn't get a Minority Report-style vision into your upcoming trip. Rather, in spring 2010, our kids were 5 years old and 18 months old when we went to Disney World.

    The best starting point for planning out days is TouringPlans.com's crowd calendar. Overall, the crowd levels will be minimal during your trip.

    Last year when my boys were 18 months old and 5 years old, they really enjoyed character experiences. Some of our favorites were Crystal Palace, Donald's Safari Breakfast, Cinderella's Royal Table and 1900 Park Fare.

    The Halloween Party is projected to happen several nights during your trip. I'd recommend going on the last night of your trip on Sun., Oct. 2.

    One more suggestion? Our youngest son was very active at 18 months old. He had about a 2 minute shelf life in a stroller and then would feel the urge to go bipedal. At Disney World, we countered that impulse with a toddler hiking backpack. He loved riding in it, strapped to my back, and he would even take naps in it. It made a world of difference. The one we got was the REI Piggy Back (got it off of Craig's List.)

    Let me know if you need any more help!
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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