Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 24, 2012
    Veronica from HI Asked

    Visiting DW from May 6-12. Traveling with 1yo & 4yo. In the past we have stayed at the Contemporary which is great for naps. We were gifted a week at OKW. Worried we will be too far for afternoon naps. Any advice on how to plan our days with the littl

    Hi Veronica! 

    Congratulations on your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World in May! It will be here before you know it!

    The Old Key West Resort (OKW) is wonderful, you will love it! Old Key West has an intimate vibe and feels like a private getaway. You can actually walk from OKW to Downtown Disney from a trail near the OKW South Point area. There is also a boat service from OKW to Downtown Disney. This resort does offer a bus service to each of the four WDW parks, so it is feasible to go back to your room mid-day to let your kids take a rest, but it's just not quite as convenient as The Contemporary.

    I've taken my kids to Walt Disney World since they were toddlers and, personally, I like to just do low key activities in the middle of the day instead of going back to the resort. This allows us to stay at the parks all day, but still gives the kids much needed rest time.

    We will usually do low-key rides while the kids nap in the strollers. A few suggestions include, Hall of Presidents or Carousel of Progress  at The Magic Kingdom. Both of these long shows offer a dark theatre, which is perfect for sleepy little ones to get a little rest. At Epcot, our kids had a nice long nap during the American Adventure show.

    You can also find a shady area with benches and park your kids in their stroller while you enjoy a Dole Whip or other treat. 

    I hope you have a magical stay!
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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

Mother, wife, runner and Disney World fanatic! I'm passionate about Disney, running, fitness and fun! We have visited Disney World every year since our kids were toddlers. I love helping families plan their vacation at the most magical place on earth. Learn More About Stacy

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