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  • On Sep 12, 2013
    Tricia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am coming to Disney the end of Feb 2014 for 7days. I'm bringing my 8 year old son.Need some age appropriate character meals or activies and wondering if we should purchase waterpark tickets if weather is permitted??

    Hi Tricia! I have a son who just recently turned 9, so I can give you some suggestions based on his favorite places to eat and things to do. 

    In regards to character meals, my son is a bit over the character dining. Don't get me wrong, he enjoys it while we are there and doesn't complain. But, if we weren't traveling with our younger kids, he would probably prefer other places over the character dining. However, on a recent trip, he absolutely loved breakfast with Lilo and Stitch and other characters at 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Resort. I would like to give you a few other places to consider that are still lots of fun but do not involve characters. He absolutely loved Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. The atmosphere is unique and makes for a dining experience like no other. Another favorite is Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge. The hearty selections and fun-filled, entertaining staff make this a must-do for our family. Lastly, our family's tradition every single trip is the Biergarten in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot. The food is delicious and the traditional Bavarian entertainers make this a place that is fun for all ages.

    Activities that are perfect for your son's age are Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. This interactive game throughout the park was my son's favorite thing to do our last trip. It is lots of fun and offers an interesting way to explore different areas of the park. My almost 7 year old daughter had a blast becoming a Wilderness Explorer at Animal Kingdom. This, too, is an interactive activity based on the Wilderness Explorers of the Disney movie, "Up". Both of these activities are included in the price of admission and can provide hours of extra fun within those parks.

    The water parks are a great way to take a break from the parks while still having a great time. However, the weather in February can go either way, warm or quite chilly. So, carefully consider this when making this decision.

    Have a magical trip!
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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