Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Oct 19, 2010
    Tracy Asked

    We have 5 y/o twins-we're not sure if our 1daughter can handle a trip to Disney? She has meltdowns if she doesn't get her sleep and I have visions of her losing it in the Parks-we're actually considering waiting another year to go - any advice?

    Hi Tracy!
    When my son was 13 months old, I had the same fear about his first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. He had meltdowns when he was hungry or tired at home so I thought this would happen at the theme parks as well. I was pleasantly surprised to find that he had very few meltdowns! The few evenings that he did cry, it was very late and we should have left the theme park earlier. But there are two things that kept him happy most of the time and made our trip smooth: naps and snacks. Most days he would fall asleep in his stroller, which we brought from home because it reclined completely and he could sleep comfortably in it. Some days he seemed more tired than usual, so we would go back to our resort for a nap and then come back after he rested. We kept cereal bags, raisins and cookies in our bag to keep him satisfied and entertained between meals or while we waited in long lines.
    Consider that your daughter will have a lot of things to enjoy which will keep her entertained. If there are things that prevent her meltdowns, like quiet naps, you can go to your resort in the afternoon and return to the theme park after she rests.
    I hope this helps and have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Maribel, Puerto Rico

When it comes to Walt Disney World, I consider myself a travel "expert." I have been to Disney on every stage of my life and hope to continue doing so with my husband and our Prince and Princess. Learn More About Maribel

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