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  • On Apr 5, 2011
    Annie from TN 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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    We are coming to WDW next week with our 5 year old son. What is the best time of day/night to visit downtown disney? Also, where do we go to build/get a lightsaber? This is (oddly enough) the main thing he has been talking about.

    Next week is your trip (I'm sooo jealous!) - woohoo!!

    I really prefer visiting Downtown Disney in the morning. No matter what time of year I visit WDW, it seems that Downtown Disney is always crazy busy in the evenings and sometimes difficult to see at night (maybe I'm just old).  

    During the day when the shops first open, I feel much more comfortable taking my time to look and enjoy all the merchandise offered, especially at the World of Disney which is HUGE and easy to get lost in.  We like to shop during the morning and then enjoy lunch at Downtown Disney before heading back to the resort for an afternoon swim.

    And of course, your young Padawan will be able to build his light saber at Once Upon a Toy. By the way, did you know they offer JediTraining at Disney's Hollywood Studios? This was a HUGE hit with my sons when they were younger. 

    Have a magical trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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