Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 20, 2011
    Chris from MI 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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    If we can only choose one (due to time/schedule) -- should we plan to visit Downtown Disney. or Boardwalk? Does Dowtown Disney still have the HUGE Disney Store and the LEGO store? thanks!

    Everyone in my family would cast resounding votes for Downtown Disney, Chris.  The World of Disney (that HUGE Disney store you referenced) is but one of the reasons to go.  There are countless shopping opportunities.  You can find merchandise at Downtown Disney you can't find anywhere else!  So, too, are there excellent dining options--Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, anyone?  Yes, please!  My kids really enjoy Once Upon a Toy, TredD, Disney's Pin Traders, and Goofy's Candy Co.  Personally, I'm at home in Mickey's Pantry.  In short, there's something there for every member of the family.  The BoardWalk is a nice entertainment district in the evenings, but it doesn't offer nearly the same shopping opportunities.  If you're looking for jugglers and magicians, you won't find them at Downtown Disney.  If you're looking to pick up a few souvenirs, you most certainly will.  Legos included!
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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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