We're in the same situation every year. I have a 3 & 5 year old, too. My DH is able to tour with us for a few days first. We usually go to MK and MGM so my older child can ride the thrill rides and I stay back with the younger child (he's very cautious). Then, when DH has his other commitment, we go to AK. We also have done the other parks, but don't do very many rides. We search for characters, watch the parades, play in the fountains, ect... The hotel swimming pool has also been a big hit. If staying
at a disney hotel, you'll be able to borrow a life jacket from the resort. We are currently planning our third trip with the same situation. I'm always a little nervous before, but it works out great. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to try to answer them for you!
If it were solely up to me, I'd be at MK EVERYDAY! But my dd LOVES AK! When dd was 4.5 yo she loves Conservation Station ~ petting the goats. It might not seem like much to you and me, but dd loved it. dd is now 7 yo and we will be visiting all 4 parks and 2 water parks over 7 days, we plan to visit AK numerous times. It's not my favorite park but it's dd's. Ask your kids which park they want. But you can NEVER go wrong with MK!
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1975 - off site (11 years old),
1977 - off site (13 years old),
1987 - Indian Rock Shores (23 years old with hubby, b/f at the time),
1990 - Holiday Inn International Drive/Daytona Beach (26 years old, with hubby, six month after wedding),
1998 - KIDS VILLAGE, GIVE KIDS THE WORLD, Make-a-Wish trip with 4.5 year old daughter born ill),
2001 APRIL - CBR - ON SITE FIRST TIME! YIPPY! With dd 7 years old, ds 15 mo