• On Apr 4, 2016
    Jordyn from CO Asked

    We are planning our vacation for mid-August 2016 and our son will be a week away from turning two! What rides/attractions are recommended for that age? And wanted some advice from other moms on handling handled nap times, please.(:

    Hi Jordyn,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question! My little guy visited Walt Disney World Resort 5 times before he turned 3 and one of those visits took place a few days before his 2nd birthday. 

    Nap time: we usually leave the Theme Park or Water Park that we’re visiting at around 12:30-1:00 at the latest. This allowed us to get out of the sun during the day’s peak heat (and peak lines for many attractions), and put our little guy to bed by around 2:30, usually after having a quick lunch at our Resort (this is why I LOVE having a kitchen or kitchenette when we travel). I usually shift my little guy's schedule when we’re on vacation by 2-3 hours with a later nap in order to ensure that he's happy and well rested enough to enjoy fireworks at night. To my surprise, they’ve always been his favourite part of any Disney Day, even when he was a baby!

    A great resource for vacation inspiration is the Planning for Pre-School Kids & Little Ones page. There, you’ll find all kinds of tips and suggestions about the things that your little guy may enjoy during your upcoming vacation. Another tip: if an attraction is listed as available for “any height”, your little guy can enjoy it. 

    There are way too many attractions that my little guy loved, in all four Theme Parks, for me to be able to list them all for you. Because you’ll be visiting in the summer, I would definitely recommend Dumbo the Flying Elephant and, more specifically, it’s amazing interactive queue which will allow you all to get out of the heat!

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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