Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jun 16, 2011
    Amanda from AL 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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    Our children will be 5 and almost 2 at the time of our trip. I'm rying to limit our late nights and was wondering which show you would recommend, Illuminations or Fantasmic? I'm just not sure we can do both.

    Both are great shows, Amanda, but I understand your dilemma. 

    Young children will definitely see more recognizable show aspects in Fantasmic!  Many of Disney's most beloved characters take part in the show.  That said, there are some elements (a scary dream sequence that features a humongous snake and some fire) that might be frightening for the youngest viewers.  My children were never bothered by it, but I can see how some might be.  If I were you, I'd try to YouTube a video of Fantasmic! to determine whether you think it's appropriate for your little ones.

    Illuminations, at Epcot, is fabulous as well, but my children (ages 4, 11, 13 and 16) definitely prefer Fantasmic!  I hope that helps.
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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