Spending the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort is a magical experience for the whole family, but for a first-time guest it can be tough to plan the perfect merry itinerary. Which parks have special events for the season? Are there holiday treats at restaurants on property? Do any of the resorts have not-to-be-missed décor?
Luckily, our Disney Parks Moms Panelists not only have great advice on what to do to get into the holiday spirit at Walt Disney World Resort, but also tips on how to make the most of your family’s time during this exciting time of year. Check out their responses here.
While most preschoolers don’t need an excuse to dress up, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is perfect for little ones because, as the name suggests, it gives kids a chance to get in full costume and see their favorite characters in a fun and not spooky environment. In this #DisneyKids video, you can feel the excitement of the little ones as they experience Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort!
Ever wonder about the best way to experience a Disney vacation with a baby or toddler? Recently, the Disney Parks Moms Panel has heard from several guests on this topic and have been able to offer great, real-parent advice on how to make the most of the trip.
Here, several panelists with preschoolers of their own give tips to a mom looking for the best hotel option her 3-year-old daughter’s birthday vacation. From resorts conveniently located on the monorail, to those with theming fit for a princess, check out the panel’s recommendations here.
Moms Panelists also lend their advice to a mom bringing her 8-month-old to Walt Disney World for the first time. I love that many of the panelists have visited recently with babies and can offer tips that worked for them, like utilizing the laundry service at the resorts and taking advantage of the Rider Switch option in the parks so that parents and older siblings can still experience thrill rides. For even more ideas, be sure to check out the full post on the Moms Panel site here.
The holidays are a particularly magical time at Walt Disney World Resort, with special seasonal events that allow families to start their own traditions. The four theme parks and all of the resort hotels on property are decorated with festive décor, which not only excite the little ones, but also provide the perfect backdrop for memorable family holiday photos!
In less than two months, some of our holiday events in the parks kick off, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead and get tickets now. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park begins on November 8, and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights starts November 6.
Check out our roundup of other fun ways to experience the holidays with preschoolers at Walt Disney World Resort:
The weather is still plenty warm here in Florida, and it is a great time to have some fun on the water. One of my family’s favorite activities is renting a boat from one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels and cruising around property. We have enjoyed lazy afternoons on a pontoon and exhilarating zips around on a speed boat, all while taking in sights like Magic Kingdom Park and the surrounding hotels.
The little guy in this video was so excited for his adventure on one of the Sea Raycer by Sea Ray boats available to rent. Drivers must be at least 12 years old, but young children can be passengers with an adult.
Have you ever taken your little ones out for a spin on the Walt Disney World waterways? Tell us about it!
At the Disney Parks Moms Panel, we often hear from parents of young children who no longer nap, but may need a midday rest to recharge after a busy morning in the parks. This week, several of our experienced panelists give their personal tips on how to manage the schedule for two little ones so they aren’t completely exhausted by the end of the day. From taking a break with a scenic tour on the Walt Disney World Railroad or the Monorail, or scheduling a table service meal during lunchtime for some fun (and air conditioning), our panelists serve up some fantastic ideas. Check out the site below for more!
If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel, be sure to apply at www.momspanelsearch.com from September 8-15, 2015.
There are many advantages to staying in a Disney resort when visiting Walt Disney World Resort, and one of my family’s favorites is somewhat of a hidden gem – the campfires! Offered at many of our hotels, these regular events are a wonderful way to wind down as a family after an exciting day in the parks. They’re complimentary, and because they take place at your hotel, it’s easy to get little ones back to your room for bedtime. If the kids are still not sleepy following s’mores, stick around for Movies Under the Stars. There’s something so magical about snuggling up to watch a favorite Disney movie outdoors.
Each campfire is themed to the resort at which it takes place – for example, over at Fort Wilderness Resort, Chip ‘n’ Dales Campfire Sing-A-Long has a country theme complete with a singing cowboy and special appearance from everyone’s favorite chipmunks.
Here’s a peek at what your family can expect at a few of my favorite campfires at resorts on property – Fort Wilderness, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
It’s here again – the annual Disney Parks Moms Panel search! This is an exciting time of year for us, as we get to hear from real moms, dads and grandparents around the world who want to share their knowledge and passion for Disney Parks with other guests.
The Disney Parks Moms Panel has grown over the years and now includes a diverse line-up of panelists who specialize in specific Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and more. We’re also happy to make the site available in four languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Do you or someone you know fit the bill? Visit www.MomsPanelSearch.com for more information and to apply. The search for the new 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panelists begins on Tuesday, September 8 and ends at noon EST on Tuesday, September 15.
We recently caught up with a few current panelists to get their take on what this role means to them. They’re definitely a fun bunch! Check out their video here.
It’s back-to-school time for kids across the country, which means a rush for end of season family vacations. Parents of younger children, however, tend to have more schedule flexibility because they don’t need to worry about school calendars. Instead of shopping for school supplies and meeting new teachers, these families can take advantage of beautiful fall weather and great deals to visit Walt Disney World Resort.
Right now through September 18, preschool families can book a “Kid-Sized” package for three nights and two days at Walt Disney World Resort, starting at just $903 for travel on select dates between October 4 – December 10.
Walt Disney World Resort is place where little ones can try all kinds of new foods including international fare at Epcot like kebabs from Morocco and sushi from Japan, to giant turkey legs and calamari at Magic Kingdom Park. And now thanks to The Mickey Check, parents can easily identify nutritious menu options at restaurants on property.
Once your kids take their last bite of a healthy meal, sometimes it’s fun to indulge in special treats that you can only find at Disney Parks! Mickey waffles, Dole Whip, character-themed candy apples and so much more can be a sweet surprise to top off an action-packed day.
Just check out the smiles on these little faces as they try some favorite Disney Parks goodies for the first time! Do your kids have any favorite Disney desserts?