Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Aug 11, 2015
    Amy from NC Asked

    We have 5 nights planned in Oct, staying in the FW Cabins. Boys are 4+6. Neither take naps. Any recommendations to have some down time so we don't exhaust them? Traveling to/from resort for a mid-day break seems like it would take a big chunk of time.

  • Greetings Amy!
    You have selected a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. In October the weather is great and the crowds are low. These facts alone will make it less demanding on your boys. But you are correct, a visit to a place this exciting, fun-filled, and magical can be exhausting. I do have some ideas to keep the exhaustion to a minimum.

    Start by creating a daily itinerary so that you can identify your "must-dos" each day. It is impossible to do everything in five days and one of the things that can wear everyone out is trying to do so. If your must-dos include one or more of the three major nighttime spectaculars - Wishes, Fantasmic!, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth - you may want to alternate early mornings and sleep-in days to compensate for those late night adventures. Next, make your FastPass+ selections incorporating your must-dos. On the mornings you are able to get to the parks at or before opening, I suggest making those selections for later in the day. Typically lines are short first thing in the morning, so you can take advantage of that and save your FastPass+ selections for later. Lastly, when making your plans make sure and plan time each day for some leisure activities that allow the boys to blow off steam and you to relax. Each park has lower key attractions that can give you somewhat of a break from the action. For example, at Magic Kingdom you can take a short raft ride over to Tom Sawyer Island.  This walk through attraction is like a giant open playground for all and can provide a much needed break from all the excitement.

    There are many other ways to reduce the exhaustion level while visiting and I can't wait to see what my other Disney Moms Panel friends suggest... they are a smart bunch!

    See ya real soon!
    Anne

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