Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 16, 2013
    Christine Asked

    Hi Panel! Planning a visit the first wk of Dec. Have a 6 yr old and 4 yr old twins. Considering not leaving the parks for a mid-day break as we have in the past. What's your experience with this? I figure kids could crash in the stroller if need be. Thanks

    Hi, Christine!

    I'm glad to hear you're planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season! Early December is a wonderful time to visit because crowds aren't very heavy, but all of the seasonal extras, like decorations and specialty merchandise and food items, are in full swing.

    While I think most kids benefit from a mid-afternoon break to rest, whether this break is absolutely necessary depends on the individual child. My son, for example, is able to sleep in the stroller comfortably, so leaving the parks for a nap isn't always a requirement for our family. However, I know many children (and some adults) who do best when they've had time to regroup. My advice is to play it by ear and see how well your kids do, keeping in mind that you'll likely be heading back to your resort hotel earlier in the evening on days when you skip the break. Even I am able to stay up later without any crankiness when I've had some time to recharge my batteries mid-day! 

    I hope this helps, Christine, and that you have a wonderfully pixie-dusted vacation! Please write back with any other questions you may have as you continue to plan.

    Wishing you magic,
    Courtney


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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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