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  • On Jul 19, 2012
    Amy Asked

    How much should i plan in a theme park for a 3year old.

    Amy,

    Having recently taken my daughter through the parks when she was 3, I can say with personal experience that you should err on the side of not planning too much. Let's look at some of the planning areas;

    Attractions. So what you should do is have an idea of what rides you will want them to enjoy, and know they will tire out quickly. So plan breaks in your day. I typically hit the parks until around 11:30, then head to lunch and pool time/quiet time back at the resort.

    Dining. 3 year olds just don't eat all that much, so I don't plan for more than one table service meal per day. Typically we do that at dinner, for a variety of reasons.

    Special experiences. Many of us want to book special added experiences every day. Boutique stops, reserved fireworks settings, cruises, you name it. The truth is, to a three year old, Walt Disney World IS a special experience. Don't give in to the allure of these added events. Save them for a future visit. For now the parks and resorts alone will be well more than enough.

    Write me back if I can help further!

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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