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  • On Feb 13, 2015
    Sara from VA Asked

    Traveling w/ 5 yr son in 5/8 for 3 nights at SSR. Looking for any helpful tips about taking him by myself. Should I plan to do TS meals in the park, at hotel or skip them? Also, should we stay in park until mid/late afternoon & then call it a day? Pls

    Hi Sara! Congratulations on your first solo trip with your son to Walt Disney World Resort...it's going to be magical.

    There are a bazillion things to do at the happiest place on the planet - the sheer anticipation of fun times sends you in overdrive...but don't get overwhelmed. Our trips to Walt Disney World Resort with 4 children 10-8 and 4-year-old twins are magical because we maintain a relaxed pace. Trying to cram everything in a tight schedule equates to disaster - at least for us! Traveling with small children means frequent potty breaks, snacks on hand and NAP TIME for everyone.

    Start your adventure at Magic Kingdom it's definitely going to be a favorite for your little guy. Begin your day with a solid breakfast and then enjoy a few hours hitting the must do attractions. For lunch I'd do a Quick-Service restaurant in Magic Kingdom park before heading back to your resort for some downtime. Perhaps a quick dip in the pool and then nap time.

    If you plan on visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios, you're in for an extra special treat...from May 4 through June 14, 2015 enjoy Jedi Mickey's STAR WARS Dine at Hollywood & Vine from 4:15pm - 8pm. I'm sure your son would love this experience so work on snagging an advanced dining reservation.

    For your trip, be sure to pack good fitting comfy shoes, a hat, light jacket, sunscreen etc. Most important, stay hydrated! Pack juice boxes/pouches in your luggage and freeze them the night before so they'll be a perfect slushy while you're in the park.

    Wishing you and your son a magical and memorable Disney vacation!

    ~Juliette
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