Mom And Son On Run
  • On Feb 5, 2015
    Emily from LA Asked

    We are planning my husband's my 4, he willl be almost 5 year and 1, almost 2 year olds first trip to disney. I havent been in many years and i dont want to be lost or overwhelmed. We will be there for 5 days but i dont even know where to start

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Emily. I know you must be excited for your upcoming vacation!

    I was also the one to take my husband and kids for their first visits and I can remember feeling the pressure to make sure they really loved it. The great news is, Walt Disney World Resort did it for me! With a little planning, all we had to do was show up and enjoy the magic.

    You'll find a wonderful resource for parents of preschoolers on the Walt Disney World website with itinerary ideas, helpful tips and activities outside the parks for you and your family to enjoy.

    Some personal tricks I always keep in my back pocket are as follows:
    • Use a double stroller. Even if my children walk, I never regret having the space for them to take a quick nap or carry our bags. We love renting from Kingdom Strollers.
    • Bring your own snacks and water into the parks. This saves money and also time spent in line when the kiddos are hungry. We love crackers, pretzels, applesauce and any other goodies that won't melt on a sunny day.
    • Know your Baby Care Centers! Located in each of the 4 theme parks, these special hideaways for parents of small children are a lifesaver.
    • Take breaks. Whether you leave the park to take a mid-day nap or find yourself sitting in the shade with a tasty beverage, you will cherish even the quiet moments on your vacation.

    I also recommend Touringplans.com for detailed daily itineraries. I use these for every trip and find them really helpful.

    Hopefully this will get you started, Emily. Sending you wishes for the vacation of a lifetime!

    Andrea U.

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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