Be prepared for large crowds! Thanksgiving is a busy time! That being said, you can still enjoy your day. First, keep your expectations realistic. You will NOT see everything, so take time before your trip to decide what your family’s priorities are regarding rides and attractions. Your three year old will be able to enjoy many of Walt Disney World’s rides and attractions. Ask your child what his or her top choices are to visit and really focus on that. Get Fastpasses if you can for the headliner attractions.
Also, if there are rides you and your husband want to ride, but your child can’t, ask a Cast Member about the Child Swap option. This is where one parent can ride while the other waits with the child, then, once the first parent returns from the ride the child is swapped and the second parent can enjoy the ride! And, NAPS!!! You’ll be tempted to go go go while there, but it highly recommended to take a mid-day break to relax and nap back at the hotel. This will help alleviate meltdowns from being overtired. Also make sure the child avoids getting overly hungry or thirsty; this is a common cause for meltdowns in the parks.