New here. Heading to Orlando in3 days!

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New here. Heading to Orlando in3 days!
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 1:22am

Hi. I'm Jennifer. My wonderful DH booked us our first trip to Orlando. We have 3 kids. 5,2,11mos. My mom is going with us to help out with the kids. We are taking a double stroller. We are staying 6 days. We are going to Magic Kingdom, Hollywood studios, Universal Studios, and Sea World.

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Fri, 04-02-2010 - 11:59pm

There are height requirements on lots of rides.

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Sat, 04-03-2010 - 12:41pm

I agree with the PP, there isn't much at Universal for smaller kiddos. There IS the Dr. Suess area but that's about it. There are stores and the characters for them too and it looks like plenty of good pizza & burger joints. LOL Sea World will be better b/c even if they can't ride the rides there are plenty of fun things to see. :) Disney will be the best of all for your kids-things for them in every area-rides and attractions. :)

Oh and I totally agree about the shoes. You will be walking a LOT and if you routinely walk 4-5 miles a day in your flip flops and your feet are used to it then I'd say you'll be ok in the flip flops, but if not, better consider something more substantial-at least at Disney.

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Sat, 04-03-2010 - 6:48pm

You know that you're going at the 2nd busiest time of year, right?

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Sat, 04-03-2010 - 8:07pm

I suggest skipping Universal all together with your kids ages.

I wear flip-flops all the time to Disney with no problems, but that is me.

It is going to be extremely crowded when you are there. Personally, I am not a big fan of taking kids 2 and 11 months. They are probably going to have a few meltdowns in the park waiting in lines, etc.

Call now to see if there are any reservations left for character meals. That time of year, I expect your will have very slim choices.

Take a towel or two with you. A bright colored beach towel is ideal. You can put it on your stroller when you park it so you can easily identify it cause cast members will move it if needed to organize the stroller parking area. The towel comes in handy for a pillow, for the ground to watch the parade, for spills, and even if they kids get wet in the water play areas. It can also be hung off your stroller canopy to block more sun.

Apply and re-apply sunblock all day long! Bring cheap walmart rain ponchos for your backpack as Florida is known to have random rain showers.