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  1. lechnerd

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    I am going to be taking my kids to Disney World in a couple of weeks and would appreciate any advice. Wife is in her third trimester thus no flying and we will be making a marathon drive from TX-->Orlando. We are taking two girls 6 and 2. Staying for 1 week. Please assume I know nothing. TIA
     
  2. Frankie Carbone

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    Stay away from any lakes
     
  3. Arkadin

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    Lol fuck man that sounds awful
     
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  4. REGGNECK

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    Most of the restaurants in and around are chains .
    Stay at a place with a kitchen .
    Get the passport tickets that allow all access and spend a day in each place .
    Enjoy
     
  5. REGGNECK

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    I did this trip 3 years ago with 3 kids . No pregnant best friend .
     
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  6. tylerdolphin

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    If you can't dump the kids off on someone for the night, then idk what to tell you other than it's purely a trip for the kids enjoyment and just do what they want to do.

    Not that that's necessarily a bad thing as I assume that's what this trip is about anyhow, but you aren't going to enjoy this aside from enjoying the kids enjoy it. Treasure the moment of standing in line 2 hours for the dumbo ride.
     
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  7. El Tiburon

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    Where are you planning to stay?
     
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  8. Jim Brockmire

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    I'm going to Disney in a couple of weeks.

    Crazy.
     
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  9. Arkadin

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    Get married again?
     
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  10. Jake Barnes

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    Be ready to spend a ton of money and walk a lot. Plan your routes through the parks beforehand and be careful with your quick passes.

    Don't be discouraged if you see lines of 35-40 minute waits, as they tend to overestimate them.
     
  11. NoleNBlue

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    Your uber-pregnant wife is going? Are you fucking insane?
     
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  12. REGGNECK

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    Is uber pregnant different from just pregnant? Asking for a friend
     
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  13. Arkadin

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    Yes. It is significantly different to give birth to a car than it is a child
     
  14. Fusiontegra

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    Taking kids too young to remember the shit is the biggest waste of money.

    Fuck Disney.
     
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  15. REGGNECK

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  16. Jake Barnes

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    He probably could have waited three more years, but the 6-year-old will definitely remember it.
     
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  17. NoleNBlue

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    Just saying, if she drops spawn on the Pirates of the Caribbean, you still pay full price
     
  18. Fusiontegra

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    Oh, definitely, but with another one the way and one only 2 yo, he's definitely going to have to go again.

    If you don't live in FL, Disney should be a once-in-a-childhood trip. It's just soooo fucking ridiculous.
     
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  19. TheFreak55

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    Splash Mountain, Everest, Thunder Mountain and Mine Train were my favorite rides when I went two years ago..Get in the first car for Everest...the food is going to suck. I'd eat dinners in downtown Disney if possible
     
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  20. Jake Barnes

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    Mostly agree with that.

    Surprised at some of the hate ITT though, Disney World is pretty awesome. :idk:
     
  21. Lyrtch

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    fly with the six year old

    leaves the rest

    takes the cannolis
     
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  22. Teflon Queen

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    How did a man of your talent get roped into this disaster?
     
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  23. tylerdolphin

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    It's honestly pretty fun if you can do the adult rides, Epcot and downtown Disney and all that, but with two young kids and a very pregnant wife I just can't see the enjoyment outside of just enjoying the kids enjoy it.
     
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  24. afb

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    Rope drop Parks. Around lunch time take a break back at your hotel whether it's nap or pool time. Then go back to the parks around 4-5pm.

    The way WDW works nowadays, you should've made FPs and dining reservations well in advanced so if you haven't done that you are kinda fucked for the more popular attractions and restaurants.

    Boathouse and Homecomin at Disney springs are 2 of the best restaurants on property so highly recommend going there if you can.

    You can avoid the shitty chicken nuggets and burgers if you try. Also, d-luxe burger at Disney springs are really good burgers.
     
  25. Doug

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    lechnerd staying on property or off? How old are the kids? Do you have dining reservations and fast passes done? When are you going? We're bringing our daughter for Halloween and doing Mickey not so scary Halloween.

    Feel free to ask questions I've learned a shit ton in the past 2 years planning 2 trips for our family with young daughter

    Edit: I have terrible reading comprehension- for those ages I think character meals are pretty cool, my daughter loved that more than the rides at 2.

    If you haven't made them yet there is a site where you can try to coordinate people dropping hard to get meals to pick them up.

    Also food and wine Fest is going on - I enjoyed that quite a bit last year, and am looking forward to eating/drinking around the world this year.
     
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  27. Mr Bulldops

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    animal kingdom and Hollywood studios are half day parks in their current state so you could do both of them in the same day.

    Animal kingdom is ok and younger kids would probably like it for the animals. the avatar area is new and is packed with people because it is new. Overall there really isn't enough to do for a whole day in my opinion

    Hollywood studios is actually a rip off right now in my opinion since most of it is closed while they build Star Wars areas, pixar areas and some other new rides. If you have young kids and a prgnent wife, you probably won't even have anything to do at Hollywood studios since it main attractions right now are tower of terror and Aerosmith roller coaster. Unless you don't want another kid, then Hollywood studios may be for you.

    Epcot has the food and wine festival going on right now which is pretty much the best thing thing do all year.

    Disneyworld is Disneyworld and is everything you both hope/fear when bringing 2 young children and very pregnant wife. Godspeed to you friend.

    If you have specific questions, feel free to ask. Also bring money, we could really use some money after this week
     
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  28. TLAU

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    Turned 4 my first time in DW and had breakfast with Mickey and the gang. Have seen the home video of it and pretty sure that's the happiest I've ever been in my life

    Family went every summer the next 10 years and two Christmas trips, one with each set of grandparents. Dad wants to go there next year for our spring LAU brothers + father trip (nostalgia mostly) Looking forward to going back for the first time since I was 15. I imagine a lot of the stuff that was lame and boring to a kid is pretty cool as an adult. And we'll have edibles
     
  29. Mr Bulldops

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    Also about the Mickey not so scary Halloween, that Doug mentioned above, if it is anything like the Mickey Christmas thing, they kick everyone out of of the park at like 6 if you don't also buy the pass for it. So be aware of that when you are planning. I don't know how much the ticket for that is, but it's limited quantity so the park is less full and I think they do trick or treat for kids from the characters or something
     
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  30. TLAU

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    They got rid of Great Movie Ride and The Indiano Jones stunt show thing?

    Fuck you Walt
     
  31. TLAU

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    Nvm different stunt show. Carry on Walt. But GMR was pretty cool
     
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  32. TrustyPatches

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    Make sure you tell everyone back home about how much fun you had and how magical it was. People love to hear that shit
     
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  33. Mr Bulldops

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    Yep, I can't believe they have the audacity to charge the same price for that park right now.

    We had a friend come visit us a month ago and we did everything worth doing at Hollywood studios in under 2 hours by getting there when they opened and strategic fast pass times
     
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  34. Mr Bulldops

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    Yeah it was the car stunt show that got axed for the new Star Wars land ( which will be awesome). Great movie ride is getting turned into a ride for that Pixar movie about emotions or something
     
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  35. TLAU

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    JFC they closed the Studio Backlot Tour/Catasrophe Canyon too :facepalm: that's kind of depressing for classic American cinema fans when you add GMR closure to it
     
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  36. Baby Rabbit

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    If you fake one of your kids being disabled and put them in a wheelchair you get to cut all the lines
     
  37. Mr Bulldops

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    I get that they need to refresh their attractions and update their rides and everything but at the same time Disney is Disney because of the campy nostalgia in things like that. It's parents who went as a kid bringing kids of their own now and doing the same things they did.

    Also it's jacked up to do everything they are doing at the same time but still charging full price for the park
     
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  38. Mr Bulldops

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    If you want to watch the fireworks and the end of the night show but don't want to be in the giant sea of people camped out under the castle and down main street, the second floor of the train station is the next best spot to watch from. You'll still have to go and stake out space a little beforehand though
     
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  39. Artoo

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    Watch your mouth here. Backlot is closed so they can build Star Wars land. Do not stand in the way of that.
     
  40. soulfly

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    I went to Disneyworld when I was 16 with my high school band, much to my chagrin, as tthere were way better options on the table. I was mostly interested in all of the primo hineys, because there were a lot, and Tower of Terror.

    I also pissed myself on Splash Mountain at Disneyland when I was 5 because my cousin's couldn't chill for one damn second.

    Glad to be of assistance.
     
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  41. BellottiBold

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    Make lots of memories by taking copious pictures of your stethoscope enjoying the wonders.
     
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  42. Jim Brockmire

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    I said Disney, not Pigeon Forge.

    Reading comprehension much?
     
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  43. HotMic

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    Download and use the Lines App, its well worth it. We got to hit almost everything with very minimal waiting.
     
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  44. dome foam

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    sounds like karma for your constant trolling of the board.

    have fun!
     
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  45. Bruce Wayne

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    I'm sure your 2 year old will look back fondly on all the memories she'll have of this trip.

    I know I remember being a 2 year old
     
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  46. stangd

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    Love Disney, I have lot of memories there. Now and days though, the prices are crazy high. I can't believe how much it cost to get into a park now and days ,Fuck.
     
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  47. bertwing

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    Hey I went to Disney world with my super pregnant wife, two kids, and mother in law once in late July. It was miserable. Good luck!

    CF3234 will be able to give a lot of advice once he dries out from Irma
     
  48. Doc Louis

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    Electrical parade was great, it was the perfect time to hit up a ride without any lines.

    Also inside the temple/pyramid is where the best margaritas are in Mexico.
     
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  49. Doug

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    Get the memory maker add-on (they upsell everything now) - but it's nice to have all the pictures from the trip and not have to worry about carrying a camera. With kids those ages, they'll probably be more interested in the meet and greets than big rides, and you can get a lot of pictures all over the parks. My daughter goes get her picture book at least once a week to look at it.
     
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  50. blind dog

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    I went over Christmas with my 3 kids, they had a great time but I hope I never go back. Download the Disney app today and setup your fast passes (if its not too late). We were there at the busiest time of the year and waits weren't too bad using fast passes, you can setup 3 per day and then once you use them you can add more. Fuck the normal lines. Everything you do with the 2 year old won't be remembered anyway so no advice on that. Took my 7 year old girl to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and then dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table. She fucking loved it, also it was one of the few good meals I had on resort. Also had a good meal at The Boathouse at Downtown Disney. You need reservations for everything. Fuck the meal plans, we wasted money using them.
     
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