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DH and I are both Disney fans. We spent our honeymoon at Disneyland (splurged and stayed at the Grand California Hotel). Our first real family vacation was to Disney World. His family lives in Florida now and his sister works for Disneyworld.
We are living in Japan at the moment (Okinawa) and are currently planning a trip to Tokyo Disney. If there is any interest Ill post our trip plans, expenses etc over here for those who might like to visit in the future.

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hey all, any reccomendations for disney land for older teens and adults visiting? thanks so much!
DH and I use to go to Disney Land couple of times a month when we were stationed at Pendleton. How long are you going to be visiting for? Where are you staying?
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DH and I use to go to Disney Land couple of times a month when we were stationed at Pendleton. How long are you going to be visiting for? Where are you staying?
my brother and his older teen kids are staying with me near los angeles, im having a baby tonight (!!_) and was given these tix thru my work, i thought it would be nice to have them out of the house even tho i thought they might be too old. they have tix to cal adventure and disneyland, and one day to do it, i hear the ride over california at cal adventure is not to be missed.

any other ideas to give them? thanks much.
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Subbing too..

DH and I use to go to Disney Land couple of times a month when we were stationed at Pendleton. How long are you going to be visiting for? Where are you staying?
my brother and his older teen kids are staying with me near los angeles, im having a baby tonight (!!_) and was given these tix thru my work, i thought it would be nice to have them out of the house even tho i thought they might be too old. they have tix to cal adventure and disneyland, and one day to do it, i hear the ride over california at cal adventure is not to be missed.

any other ideas to give them? food or activities? thanks much.
post #704 of 819
Hey all,

I have yet to go all through this thread but I just wanted to say HI and that i love disney! I have been to WDW 4 or 5 times now, and in a few weeks, i am staying in orlando for 12 days. We are hoping to take ds to animal kingdom (he is 16 months and LOVES animals).

This is our first time going on a vacation since ds was born (our last "vacation" was traveling to boston for his open heart surgery ). So needless to say we are very excited.

What is it like to do disney with a toddler though? I'm a little nervous. I am mostly wondering what it is like to NIP at disney with a toddler? OR at least, are there any calm/quiet family room type places?

share your experiences with me!!
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Question---my friend is thinking about going to Disneyland this week (Anaheim) and I believe it is going to be raining. I told her I would skip it and try to make it another date..but the rain date is the better for her... anyone go there on a rainy day...is it worth it?
they have been before, by the way.

TIA.
post #706 of 819
Tracy - we have been there in the rain & it is no biggie. there are somethings you have to skip or shut down but as long as you can roll w/ the punches that's ok.

holly - welcome! Disney is WONDERFUL with a toddler. I think their site has a way you can plan your trip based on the fact that you are travelling w/ a toddler/ preschooler
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Tracy - we have been there in the rain & it is no biggie. there are somethings you have to skip or shut down but as long as you can roll w/ the punches that's ok.

holly - welcome! Disney is WONDERFUL with a toddler. I think their site has a way you can plan your trip based on the fact that you are travelling w/ a toddler/ preschooler

Good to know. I'll pass on the word.

thank you.
post #708 of 819
Still curious about NIP at Disney...anyone ever have any bad experiences? And also, are there "family" type rooms that we can use if DS seems to need a calmer/quieter place to nurse?
post #709 of 819
each park does have a nice family room (sponsored by nestle, natch), but we found them a little out of the way. but perfect if you need a nice quiet airconditioned clean quiet spot

you will (should) have no problem nip there. i see more people nursing in wdw than anyplace else...
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Still curious about NIP at Disney...anyone ever have any bad experiences? And also, are there "family" type rooms that we can use if DS seems to need a calmer/quieter place to nurse?
I have been on 4 disney vacations w/my family and have had a nursling each time. And I nursed everywhere - on rides, in lines, in shows, restaurants, on any bench I could find. I never had any problem at all. I was totally fine w/it and no one around me seemed to have any issue either.

I could never find those family rooms, but I was usually able to find a quieter spot when I needed one.
post #711 of 819
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Still curious about NIP at Disney...anyone ever have any bad experiences? And also, are there "family" type rooms that we can use if DS seems to need a calmer/quieter place to nurse?

I never had any issues NIP there either. I think it's because it's visual overload and no one notices LOL. I've nursed at resturants,etc no problem, and I have used the family room/baby center when it was summer and DS was super distracted.

LOVE all the formala crap that used to be all over it though, LOL. Not sure if it's still that way or not. I think there were several Great Start ads inside and on the actual sign. I've only been to the Epcot one.
post #712 of 819
Joining in as we're taking our first family trip to Disney in April DH and I went when we were kids but haven't gone together yet. I plan to read this entire thread to get ideas for the best rides,restaurants,attractions, etc.!!
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welcome

ask us any questions
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welcome

ask us any questions
THANKS! Ok, I've read a few pages but I guess my first question would be, where do I start? I want to decide where to go, rides,etc. DS will be almosy 5 when we are there and DD will be almost 2. We will have MIL along so we will have lots of help. Where do I start?
post #716 of 819
for a guide book I personally think "The Unofficial Guide" is the best...

how many days are you going for and which parks do you plan to hit? if you want to "do it all" I recommend purchasing a touring plan... if you want to take it easy though, that might not be as important to you.
post #717 of 819
I'd start by checking both the Official Birnbaum guide and the Unofficial guide out of the library. Read the Birnbaum guide first. It gives a good overview of everything without giving all those details that might confuse you. Then you can move onto the Unoffical guide.

You went as a child? If you are in your 20s, it might not be so confusing. If you are my age, you'll find it has grown a great deal! I'm old enough that I went when Disney World was just the Magic Kingdom.

If you are a complusive planner, then check out Disboards.com and some of the other planning sites. They can be a little crazy making, so do remember that it is also fine to just go and enjoy yourself without planning out every detail ahead of time.

Have fun!

*****

I am going January 26 to 30 with my DD, MIL and DN (who turns five this week). It will be DN's first trip and I am looking forward to her experiencing the magic for the first time. We're staying at the Contemporary and have reservations for the Storybook Princess breakfast (in Norway) and at Tutto Italia. I'm still working on other ADRs. Some of my choices were already booked (like California Grill during Wishes).

I've been complusively on the Disboards, and even ordered DD a handemade outfit from Etsy with a Minnie shirt and a matching patchwork skirt to wear one of our days.

I am trying to think up a new mantra for myself though. I am one of those commando-type people who get to the park in time for rope drop and go, go, go all day long. I think MIL will be more of a, um, relaxed, traveler who will want to spend significantly less time in the parks. It will be a change for me to take a "stop and smell the roses" trip instead of a "we are going to see every last flower this place has" kind of trip.
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Oops! Ds will be almost 7, not 5(like I stated)when we are there. I am in my late 30's, so I don't remember much from when I went as a child and I know it's grown! We will be there for 5 nights and 4 days. We are staying at the Fort Wildnerness resort, in a cabin.
Thanks for the book recommendations ladies! Lots of reading and researching to do before April!
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We are heading to WDW in May. We booked when the latest buy 4 get 3 deal was released. We will be staying at the Poly for the third time. According to the Unofficial guide the last half of our stay looks to be pretty busy. Any tips for beating the crowds would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by hollytheteacher View Post
Hey all,

I have yet to go all through this thread but I just wanted to say HI and that i love disney! I have been to WDW 4 or 5 times now, and in a few weeks, i am staying in orlando for 12 days. We are hoping to take ds to animal kingdom (he is 16 months and LOVES animals).

This is our first time going on a vacation since ds was born (our last "vacation" was traveling to boston for his open heart surgery ). So needless to say we are very excited.

What is it like to do disney with a toddler though? I'm a little nervous. I am mostly wondering what it is like to NIP at disney with a toddler? OR at least, are there any calm/quiet family room type places?

share your experiences with me!!
IDK if you've gone yet but...
I took my two kids last year (8 yrs and 18 months) and we'll go again in 2010
About the NIP- I had no problem. No cover either LOL
I don't know if anyone gave me any funny looks and I only got one comment. It was from another mom who was nursing a baby baby (as in a non toddler) on a bench across the way from me. We walked by while she was still nursing and she asked how old Andrew was (she saw me nursing him). I said 18 months and that was the end of that because he was on the run :-)
There are baby centers with comfy chairs and AC and changing tables and what not but they're sponsored by nestle so I guess using them depends on if you're in the boycott and how into you are...
The rides are also a great place to nurse if your toddler is in a twiddling-i'm-going-to-expose-you kind of mood.
The only other people I saw nursing had baby babies and used covers (one actually used a blanket the size of a throw and had her DH or DP or whatever helping her hold it up). I felt bad for her.
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