Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Mar 15, 2018
    Marisa from VA Asked

    I am traveling to WDW in late April. Right now I have 5 days of parks booked in a row for my family with a 5 and 1 year old. Is that too many? Should I take one day off and spend it at the resort?

    Hi, there!

     Your visit will be here before you know it, Marisa. How exciting! Traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort with little ones in tow is so magical. Your heart will just burst with joy!

     I don't think planning to visit the theme parks five days in a row is unreasonable with your kiddos. My little ones will be 8-years old, 6-years old, and 10-months old for our visit this summer, and we'll be doing the same thing! My best advice is to plan for a restful arrival day, and to schedule daily breaks during your stay. We can't wait to visit the theme parks when we arrive in Orlando, especially Magic Kingdom Park, but traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort is enough of an adventure for one day. On our arrival day, we explore our Resort hotel, swim at the pool, and visit our favorite pal for dinner at Chef Mickey's. After an early bedtime, we're set to go the next morning! We arrive at the theme parks early, when the crowds are the lightest, and travel back to our Resort hotel shortly after lunch for a long afternoon rest. Even though our oldest two have long outgrown napping, they still take an afternoon snooze after an adventure-filled morning in the theme parks! Once everyone feels well-rested (mom and dad too!), we head back to the theme parks to enjoy the unique evening magic.

     Be sure to take or rent a stroller! Little legs will tire easily, and they'll be glad for a ride here and there throughout the day. We'll be taking our double stroller with us this summer; one seat for the baby, and the other seat for whichever big kid needs a short break!

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Marisa. Wishing you a most magical visit!

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, world-class food offerings, and unparalleled park attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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