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  • On Jan 19, 2010
    Karen from NSW 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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    Hi. I'm bringing my DS9 for 12 nights. It' will be great but I WILL HAVE TO have some me time. Staying at POFQ. Where would the best child care be that he can meet other kids and is easy for me to get him there. I'd like time to shop or have a spa session

    Love your question!  Sometimes moms need a mini-vacation from our family vacations, too! Okay, Karen...I have investigated a couple of options for you:

    1.  You could schedule a Pirate Adventure Cruise which sets sail from Port Orleans Riverside.  The Pirate Adventure Cruises are for children ages 4-12 which also set sail from the Grand Floridian, the Caribbean Beach, and the Yacht and Beach Clubs on select days.  It's essentially the same cruise with pirate stories, bandannas and treasure hunts although the pirate stories may vary according to location. This activity usually sets sail from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and you can call 407-WDW-PLAY for more information and to book a cruise for your pirate.  After you've made sure that your pirate has safely set sail, you can then board a boat to Downtown Disney, eat a quick breakfast at the Earl of Sandwich and do some shopping. 

    2.  Or, you can book your son's Pirate Adventure Cruise at the Grand Floridian and schedule a spa experience at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa by calling 407-824-2332. There is also a Kids' Activity Center at the Grand Floridian as well in case you'd like more than a couple of hours to yourself.  Just remember that the activity centers usually don't open until mid to late afternoon but are open until around midnight.

    I hope this helps with your planning and your time to yourself! Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!

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