• On Jul 9, 2019
    Jim from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, my family is spending Thanksgiving in Disney this year, for the very first time. I have a almost 10 year old boy and a 6 year old girl. We are staying at The Grand Floridian. What encounter do you guys recommend for my 10 yo boy? Thanks

    Hi Jim,

    Glad you stopped by today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thanksgiving is a great time to visit since the whole Resort starts to get ready to celebrate the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort.

    A couple of years ago, my family and I had the opportunity to visit the Resort during Thanksgiving. What an amazing time, and of course, we celebrated Thanksgiving dinner with the full traditional turkey fare at Liberty Tree Tavern. We also stayed at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and I remember one night coming back late from the Theme Parks, and watching the Christmas Tree being assembled in the lobby.

    But I am pretty sure this will be a vacation long remembered. You will be able to travel to a galaxy far far away, and experience the remote planet of Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. This brand-new land opening August 29, 2019 will completely immerse you in the saga. I cannot wait to experience it myself. Your young Padawan can learn the ways of the Force in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. He can then join the Rebellion and pilot the fastest hunk of junk this side of the galaxy in Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. But I feel the Force runs strong and he will join me on the Dark Side of the Force.

    One last tip: be sure to download to your datapad not only the My Disney Experience mobile app, but the Play Disney Parks app as well. May the Force be with you!

    Darth Ricardo.
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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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