Mom And Son On Run
  • On Mar 30, 2009
    Melissa from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family is coming at the end of this april and the begining of this may, we have to busy boys ages 4 and 5 any tips or advice?

    Melissa:

    With three boys myself, I can tell you that you will find plenty of things to do at your resort, not to mention the parks!

    Here are my Top 5 secrets for keeping my boys happy:

    1. Let them enjoy the pool.  You may think, "I've come so far and they only want to swim in the hotel pool...."  If you're staying on Disney property, the pools are an attraction themselves!
    2. Tom Sawyer Island, Magic Kingdom.  My middle son begs to head there every visit.  Not a lot there but trails for busy boys....but find a paint brush and a cast member will give you a surprise!
    3. The Boneyard, Animal Kingdom. Two-story slidesprovide as much fun as the other attractions in the park.  Don't miss encouraging them to dig for dinosaur bones.  The pit's covered in pebbles, not dirt, so moms have no worries!
    4. Innoventions East/West, Epcot.  Hands-on and interactive.  I'm always amazed at how good my 4-year-old is with technology!  A close second is the area at the end of Spaceship Earth which includes a shuffleboard area that brings the game into the 21st Century!
    5. Cool Zone, Epcot: When the boys starting saying, "I'm thirsty,"  take them to Coke's all-you-can-drink beverage machines located next to the Innovations West building.  They can try soft drinks from all around the world--free!  (My oldest son advises to stay away from Italy's Beverly...his favorite is the mango drink from Japan.)

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
    Whitney

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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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