February 22, 2007,
C.M. asks from Chicago, IL on December 08, 2006
Taking Our Children to Walt Disney World or Disney Land
My mother and I have been going back and forth about where to take our two children. My daughter is 6 and my son will be 1 1/2 when we go. I would like to go to Disney world in Florida, but she said that Disney land the kids will have more fun. I do not know which one to go on. Does anyone have any suggestions. Either a cruise or a family trip , please help moms, you have been wonderful in the past, thanks :)
B. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
We have been to Disney world with our 3 girls ages 7,5, and 3 over 6 times. We are also planning another trip in March and will be taking our girls and our new baby boy who will be 6 months. One suggestion is get a house with a pool. You can rent a property with 4 bedrooms 3 baths and a pool for between 600-800 dollars (way cheaper and nicer than having small kids in a hotel room) Here is an email of a couple I have used 3 times to rent properties and they were great ____@____.com
I have SOOO many helpful tips I can't even list them all. If you decide on Disneyworld, which I have been told by MANY people is much better that Disneyland feel free to contact me and I would be happy to help you out!
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D.B. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
we just came back from disney world 2 weeks ago and it was spectacular!! my son is 2-1/2 and he loved it!! the fireworks parades etc. we took him to magic kingdom for 3 days, epcot 1-1/2 day, mgm 1 day and animal kingdom 1 day. the fire works at epcot were awesome as well as all the shows and fantasmic show/fireworks at mgm. animal kingdom my son did not seem to enjoy as much. there is a great safari ride I hear at animal kingdom, but since I am pregnant I could not ride.
i hope this helps
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C.H. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
HI C., I go to disney world every year and have taken all 3 of my kids. Two of them starting going when they were 11 months & the other one had her first trip at 4 months. I am truly a disney nut and my kids have become fans as well. There is so much for kids to do in disney world that I would choose it over disneyland. I have never been to disneyland but my husband has and said compared to disneyworld, it was disappointing. When we go in June, we are pretty much nonstop and the kids love it. Yes we are exhausted when we get home, but my kids talk about disney all year round, about rides, songs, shows, etc and are excited to go back the next year. If you are looking for information, I would recommend www.allearsnet.com, this site has a huge amount of info about everything. Hope all goes well!
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C.U. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
Disney world in Florida -
I have been to both and Florida is bigger and better!!!
S.W. answers from Chicago on December 08, 2006
I have been going to Disney World with my family since I was a baby. Now with my own family we also go to Disney World. I have been to Disney Land once and it is SOOOOO much smaller and less to do than there is at Disney World. There are now 4 parks to go to and they keep coming up with so much more to do for all ages. My family went last March and are going again next March. I an a Disney nut also and have been all my life. Disney World is definitely the place to go. The area around it is also nicer than Disney World. Not too afraid to travel away from the parks. Hope it helps and enjoy the greatest time with your family.
T.L. answers from Chicago on December 11, 2006
We took a Disney Cruise in 2003 when our oldest two were 4 and 2 -- it was, by far, the best vacation we ever took. There was plenty to do for both the kids and the adults. I liked that the room was right there so if the kids needed a break, it was a quick walk vs. having to trek back to the hotel at one of the Disney parks. The kid's club was awesome as well. By the 2nd day, our oldest was begging us to let him go and stay all day. They did a great job with the kids! We have added 2 more kids to our family since then and I wouldn't hestitate to go back with all of them.
L.L. answers from Chicago on February 22, 2007
Hi C.! I have been going to Disney in FL annually for the past 30 years, so if there is any info or secrets I can share, I would gladly do so! I am also a former cast memeber, too! If your daughter is into princesses, I have a wealth of info on that! I have a 5 year old (almost 6) who honestly thinks she is a princess! Feel free to email me at ____@____.com and I'd be happy to go into depth. There is also a new toddler/preschool vacation option available thru WDW Trvel Company. The best advise I could offer you is, if you can swing it, try to go in September or January. The crowds are smaller & the characters are plentiful! (and the weather is still great!) Oh, and that previously mentioned allears.net is a great site as is www.mousesavers.com
M.B. answers from Chicago on January 10, 2007
As a first time visitor to any Disney park, I found the experience in florida very pleasant. Though the lines were short and manageable, there is only so much you can see and give adequate time to, in a normal holiday period. Florida though smaller than Cali. was fun for myself, husband and our two year old. Unfortunately, our 5 day vacation only allowed for two parks Magic Kingdom and SeaWorld. We were in need of more time to explore the other parks, fortunately, at Magic kingdom we were able to experience lunch with Tiger, Winnie the Pooh and their pals, visit small world, experience the rides and view Mickey Mouse Halloween parade, trick or treat at the park. SeaWorld is an outdoor aquarium with over the top shows and worth seeing we enjoyed all of the shows and lunched with Shamu the whale.
Two pieces of advice take a stroller and by a yearly pass.
The stroller will safe your back and the children legs, the yearly pass was $20 more than the 5 day hopper pass and included parking
Have fun in Cali,Florida,or France...