EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 24, 2009
    Devone from KY 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.

    Our first night arriving at Disney we have decided to venture over to Downtown Disney and eat at the Rainforest cafe. We will have a 2yr old and 10 month old. Is there any activities/entertainment at Downtown Disney that might be appealing to the kids?

    Hi Devone,

    Downtown Disney offers a number of great restaurants, merchandise and speciality shops to visit as well as some great sights to see.

    Rainforest Cafe is a fun and lively restaraunt. We never worry about keeping our boys entertained while waiting for their food, since there was so much going on. If you have not dined there before, be aware some of the rooms tend to get quite loud. If your children are afraid of loud noises you may want to ask the hostess where the best location would be for your family to sit.

    Once dinner is complete, I am positive you will find plenty to keep the kids and you entertained. There are two fun splash areas that my boys love playing in, just be sure to bring dry clothes. There is also a carousel and train for the kids, well maybe even a few adults too. Tokens can be purchased outside the rides for a few dollars. Inside the Once Upon a Toy store, there are some fun areas where the kids can build and design their own Potato Heads and My Little Pony, for fun or to purchase. A little further down the Marketplace is the Lego store. Right outside the store is a play area complete with building zones and a toddler play zone. 

    My boys love wandering the shops and checking out the lights and Disney Pal statutes, of course a trip to Goofy's Candy Company, where you can build your own treats is a must! If you continue down the walkway towards the Westside, you will encounter the new Characters in Flight hot air balloon, AMC theatre and DisneyQuest (an interactive gaming zone). Most of these will be a little to old for your kids at this time but it is a great walk with plenty to look at and enjoy.  We love strolling along the river and watching the boats.

    You can visit here for a listing of the shops and restaraunts you can enjoy. Have a great time!
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Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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