Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 26, 2013
    Ava Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Allison, thank you for all your input. It has been great. So, I'm back for more information. I'm back for the next park...2/20 Animal Kingdom; 2/21 Magic Kingdom. Thanks

    Great to hEAR from you again Ava!

    Animal Kingdom has morning Extra Magic Hours on Feb 20th. You have that option if your family is up for it - just don't wear yourselves out.

    Animal Kingdom is HUGE & a lot walking is involved. If character Meet & Greets are a must do, I'd head to Camp Minnie-Mickey first. While you're there, catch the 1st show of Festival of the Lion King (its amazing!). Next, go to Kilimanjaro Safaris. 

    Rafiki's Planet Watch is a good place to meet some characters & get up close with some animals at the petting yard. The train ride over there & back is very unique. Two things to keep in mind if you do this: 1) Don't go hungry. They don't really offer any snacks other than ice cream. 2) The line to ride the train back can get long. If you have a show time or dining reservation you need to get back for, allow extra time just in case.

    We love Flights of Wonder in Asia. Kali River Rapids is fun if your son is a thrill seeker & at least 38" tall. You will get soaked & it may be a little cool in Feb. Expedition Everest is awesome but it may be a little much for your son. It has a height requirement of 44".

    Finding Nemo - The Musical is a must do. Your son will love exploring DinoLand USA. You may want to avoid DINOSAUR. Its loud & dark & can be scary to little ones.

    Pay close attention to all the animals carved in the Tree of Life. It's Tough to be a Bug is a cute show.  Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade at 3:45 p.m. is a must do - the parade route is marked on the Guide Maps.  Your Times Guide will give you show times.

    My boys also liked doing the Kids' Discovery Club stops. Our favorite place to eat is Flame Tree Barbecue in Discovery Island.

    Get to bed early. Magic Kingdom is a busy day. Out of room again but hope to see you back real soon for more info. :-)  Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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