Christmas on Main Street
  • On Aug 2, 2019
    Mimi from MD Asked

    Hi Veronica! I will be traveling solo Thanksgiving week this year with my 2 year old son and 5 year old daughter. My daughter loooves the Seven dwarfs ride in MK but my son will most likely be too short to ride. What are my options? Thank you!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Mimi! I love visiting the Walt Disney World Resort during the Holidays! You’re going to love seeing the parks all dressed up for the season!

    I’ve totally been in your shoes when it comes to juggling two Mouseketeers at different stages, during adventures at the theme parks. My oldest daughter is a little thrill seeker and also really looks forward to visiting Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom Park, to enjoy a ride (or two) on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Just wait until your daughter gets a taste of Expedition Everest- Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park!

    You may want to consider a little bit of one on one time, by giving in-room babysitting a try for your toddler. Kids Night Out will send a sitter right to your Disney Resort hotel room. You can also reserve a sitter for the day for help inside the theme parks. 

    Mimi, this past May, the queue for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was pretty long and I wasn’t able to get a FastPass+ for it. So instead, my family and I went treasure hunting in Adventureland. A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas, takes you on interactive hunts for secret treasures hidden all around Adventureland. My 7-year-old loved it! My three-year-old was also really happy to tag along. As an added bonus, after a couple of treasure hunts, you return to the kiosk and a Cast Member will give you a paper FastPass+ for Pirates of the Caribbean. It was a fun time for all of us, especially while enjoyed some of our favorite park snacks, popcorn and a Mickey Ice Cream bar. 

    I always try to tell my oldest that there are so many different ways to experience the theme parks. Each visit can be completely different from the next. As long as you find things that will interest your five-year-old, she won’t feel like she’s missing out. For a list of activities that you all can enjoy, visit the Planning for Preschool Kids & Little Ones page on the official Disney site

    I hope I’ve been able to help. Please feel free to come back to see me if you need any other advice. I’m happy to help you with the details of your next magical visit!

    Veronica   
     
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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult and Annual Pass holder, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a Disney Parks Moms Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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