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Walt Disney World Resort
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Ranked #7 of 394 things to do in Orlando
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This world-famous resort consists of four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom), three water parks, more than 20 hotels, eight golf courses and a myriad of attractions.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Great, but plan your visit so you can avoid the crowds. Arrive early, take a break midday and return for the evening festivities. Use Fast passes to make sure you get on the 2 or 3 rides you don't want to miss.

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Everyone thought we had lost our marbles when we said we were taking a two and a three year old to Disney World for a week. We had already taken our grown up children to Disney twice and we wanted to go back with our grandkids even though they were only 2 and 3 years old.
Many people asked us, "Why bring them? They won't remember a thing!"
True, they won't remember, but WE will and we have video and photos of the trip – and of course, this is only the first of many Disney World visits to come, well that’s the plan anyway…here’s hoping!!
Yes, it was akin to running an Iron Grandparent Marathon but it was a blast!
Because the kids are just a year apart, I Googled “How to bring twins to Disney” and found all kinds of advice like, pre-bag complete outfits in freezer bags before you leave your house. That way when you wake up in the morning, you take two bags out per child, one to wear and one to bring in a reusable shopping bag on the back of each stroller! No searching for socks and undies…everything is right there! Oh and we purchased two cheap umbrella strollers to bring down with us (in a golf bag – it worked) and left them behind saving room in the golf bag for souvenirs! We also purchased Ride-on-Carry on seats for the kids and strapped them to our carry-on luggage, thus we could pull the kids through the airports, making traveling very easy. Baffled? Google “Ride On Carry On” you’ll see what I mean.
BUT onto the review…
Because we were traveling with toddlers we really made the trip about what they could HANDLE and what would interest them. We went to Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios every day we were there and that was that! It was enough for them, and there will be other trips (God willing).
MEAL PLAN: Worth every penny and helps budgeting while you’re there. We had our large sit down full service meals at lunch time when the kids were still in good spirits and not hot and too exhausted to sit still and eat. MAKE RESERVATIONS as far in advance as possible or you’ll be stuck with quick service meals the entire time. And trust me, there’s only so much quick service you can stand before you’re dying for something a little more substantial. We found that a two and a three year old could not deal with having to sit and behave in a proper restaurant at the end of a long day…so we would go to the quick service counter at the resort we stayed at (Port Orleans Riverside) and would take the meals to eat in our room. That way if the two year old wanted to stand on his head in a corner through most of the meal, we let him. (Choose your battles.) Also, we were there in June, it was very hot…the kids were not interested in eating…and we found that if we gave them a small soft ice cream cone BEFORE a meal it whetted their appetites and they would eat!
We broke the parks into parts and each day we would focus on a specific part.
Magic Kingdom
The Fast Pass service is fantastic – use it. Although the kids were young, we still took them on the Haunted Mansion ride and the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride – they were a little leery, but all I had to say to them was, “Would I ever do anything that would hurt you? Would I ever take you some place that wasn’t safe?” And that’s all it took. They loved it! A few days we had to wait for a ride or experience, so we’d wander over to the Small World ride. The line was fairly short and moved quickly…it passed the time and for the toddlers, they were just amazed by the ride. For my husband and I, it was a nice way to cool off and sit down for a while. Mind you, I did end up with “It’s a Small World” song flu for hours. Honestly the only way to deal with the parks and the crowds and the heat is to take everything in stride, drink a lot, eat a lot, stop and rest a lot. Also, if you see a bathroom…stop at it…even if you everyone says they don’t have to use it…with toddlers, you never know!
Hollywood Studios
You’d wonder what this park offers such young children. Lots! They loved it all. If you’ve got Disney Junior TV addicts, they’ll love it! We had a wonderful Character breakfast with Special Agent Oso, Handy Manny (My personal TV boyfriend because he knows how to fix stuff.) and Jake from The Neverland Pirates…oh and June from Little Einstein’s. We old folks didn’t have a clue who she was…thank God the kids knew!
So, if you’re thinking of bringing toddlers to Disney World and everyone is telling you to wait until they are older…I say: Why wait! You don’t know what tomorrow will bring! Go! Enjoy! Take photos! The kids won’t remember much, but you will and when you’re sitting in the retirement home looking at your photo albums…you’ll be smiling still!

2  Thank MGutscher
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

It is always such a nice experience. If only the world was more like Disney! The people that work there are always so helpful.

Thank blessedmomoffour
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Both places were awesome and worth the money paid> My twin boys went their way and my sister and I went our way. It was fun and lots of memories were made :)

Thank Lieke91504
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

When we first booked the Orlando leg of our trip, it did feel a bit strange booking 6 nights accommodation and 4Day Park tickets for just 2 adults!! However, it was a great way to spend a part of our honeymooon, even as adults we really enjoyed Disney World. The transportation, Accommodation, Downtown Disney and all the parks were fantastic to visit!! Very well organised place, having our room keys doubling as park tickets was also very convenient!! Loved Disney!

Thank Sunnydaze12
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