Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Apr 7, 2010
    Jaime from IN Asked

    Planning a DW trip for 2011 with our girls, who will be 3 and 5. Our schedule is flexible, but was looking at end of April or May, so the weather would be warmer and the hours would be a little more extended. Thoughts? Recommendations?

    Jaime,

    If I were choosing between the two, I'd go for May.  March and April tend to be busier in the parks, since it seems it's always spring break somewhere.  In May, most of the spring breaks crowds are gone, and the summer break crowds haven't yet arrived.  We've always found this to be a great month to visit.

    Also, if you go early in May, you will still be able to enjoy the Flower & Garden Festival in Epcot, which is really spectacular.  Even if you aren't especially into gardening, children of all ages are amazed by the character topiaries throughout the park at that time.  See some examples of the artistry here.

    One last thought - don't overlook the water parks.  When my daughters were younger I didn't go because I thought there wouldn't be enough for them to do, and I regret that now.  In true Disney style, the water parks are amazing and have fantastic, over the top areas for even the littlest of children.

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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