Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Feb 20, 2009
    Lisa from MI Asked

    Hi. We are planning to visit WDW this year. My husband and I will travel with our daughter (age 2.5) and son (aged 8 months). I really need some ideas about where's best to stay, and what to do with very little children. Thank you for your help!

    Hi, Lisa!  It's tough to give you a thorough answer, because there are so many considerations!  Please feel free to follow up with me if you can't find what you're looking for in this general answer.

    There are wonderful aspects to all of the Walt Disney World resorts.  If money is no object, you may want to consider a resort on the monorail, so at least getting into and out of the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT will be easier if you need to head back to the hotel for nap time or breaks for the children.  If money is a huge consideration, my girls, even from the time they were infants, loved All Star Movies.  The colorful theming and huge movie icons made the resort great fun for them.

    As for things to do with them, the Magic Kingdom is probably the best place for the whole family!  There is so much to see and do there, and while I think any of the theme parks are great for children of all ages, I think the Magic Kingdom offers the most for very little children.  Allow time to enjoy the brand new Move It!  Shake It! Celebrate It! street party at the Magic Kingdom.

    You might also want to book a character dining experience, which so many children love.  I'll confess, my oldest was not a fan of the characters, but my middle daughter loved them from the time she was a baby.  You might want to do a princess meal for your little girl - like one of the meals at Restaurant Akershus in EPCOT or Cinderella's Royal Table at the Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom; or you could do Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary to see Mickey and his friends.

    Have a wonderful time, and take lots of photos! 
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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