• On May 1, 2019
    Yvonne from VA 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 will be at Disney World the week of the fourth of July. I saw the event Woody's Round up. I thought it would be fun and a different way to celebrate,but my 17 year old is afraid it will be too oriented to small children and he would be bored.

    Hi, Yvonne, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    As stepmom to two adult stepsons, I remember those teen years when they were “too cool” for “kids’ stuff.” But one of the most magical things about a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is that it’s so easy to strip away all of that pretense when you’re here. Remember how Andy in Toy Story 3 thinks he’s ready to pack away his toys, but isn’t quite ready to part with them when the time comes? There’s a magical moment at the end of that movie where Andy remembers what it’s like to be a kid again, but he’s also able to begin making his transition to adulthood. That’s what Disney magic does for all of us: allows us to be kids again, even in the midst of our grown-up-ness.

    I think you and your son could have an amazing time at Woody’s Roundup this summer. Although there will undoubtedly be some activities geared more toward the younger crowd, as an adult I would look forward to the Character interactions, carnival games, delicious food and special viewing of Magic Kingdom Park’s fireworks from Disney’s Contemporary Resort’s Porte Cochére. While all we know about Woody’s Roundup is what the Disney Parks Blog has shared and what’s posted on the Walt Disney World Resort website, if it’s anything like other limited-time engagements, it’s sure to be a phenomenal experience. Maybe you could talk your son into a viewing of Toy Story 3 before you go? Toy Story 4 premieres in theaters June 21, so maybe you could enjoy a mother/son date to that one, too. I’ll be there with my 25 and 22-year-old stepsons!

    Extend the magic by visiting Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during your visit, too! Slinky Dog Dash is one of my absolute favorite rides at Walt Disney World Resort (and the Totchos at Woody’s Lunch Box are one of my favorite snacks). (Ride on the outside row of Slinky Dog Dash to get a sneak peek into the progress of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, too!)

    I hope you get to experience the magic of this event, Yvonne. Please let us know if there are any other recommendations we can suggest as you plan your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

    Happy trails,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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