30 Days of Disney ~ Questions Answered

Time to answer some of the questions I have received during this series.

From Mary Beth: I’d love to go and take our girls in the fall, but don’t know if they are really old enough… the oldest will be 4 in March and the three little ones won’t be 3 until August. Any thoughts or suggestions?

I think they are definitely old enough to enjoy Disney this fall. You can also take advantage of the Armed Forces Salute and save yourself a ton of money. If I were going with 4 children under 5, I might consider asking another adult to join you. That way you have another adult to ride with a child on many of the rides.

From LoriQuestion…do you have a suggestion for sunscreen? I KNOW we’ll need it!

I would chose a high spf sunscreen that is waterproof. There are a few rides that you will get wet on in the park, plus if you go in the summer you will probably end up pretty sweaty by the end of the day. You could also consider putting your kids in swim shirts, since those keep their protection even if they get wet. My kids often wear their Skinz to Sea World so they can play in the water without worrying about a sunburn.

From Liz and Kellie- how do you nap at Disney?? Do you go back to your hotel or just pick a quiet spot in the grass???

If you have little ones and the park is open late (until 10 or 11pm) I would recommend going back to the room, or perhaps sending one parent back with the nappers and the other parent staying with the bigger kids. You can catch a quick nap on a bench, or (and I know I will get an email about this) take a nap while watching a show in an air-conditioned auditorium. I use to nap in the Hall of Presidents…

From Annette- Just curious if the active/retired service member has to be “present” to use the tickets at Disney?

No, they do have to purchase the tickets, but you do not need to be with them to actually get into the park. You must be with the service member during the ticket purchase.

From Tammy- Do you know if the Armed Forces salute tickets have to be used in consecutive days?

No, they just have to be used before December 23rd for the Orlando parks. I believe the deadline for California was extended until September.

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  1. Thanks for anwsering my question! I can imagine napping in the Hall of Presidents!!

  2. Thank you for answering! We went for one day last week. Way too hot and crowded but we were on a trip that family wanted to go. We will try back later in the year when it is not so hot and crowded for the rest of our ticket use.

  3. Just wanted to say we’ve finally committed to taking our 4 girls the first week of November using the Salute to Service Members…. can’t wait to read back through your 30 days of Disney and collect info now that I know for sure we’re going and when!!

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