Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 20, 2010
    Courtney from PA 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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    My husband and I are taking my 5 year old son down to Disney World really for the first time. What do other kids around that age think or feel does anyone know?

    Hi, Courtney! Congratulations on planning your WDW family vacation! Whether it's your 1st or your 51st trip, it's always an exciting experience. I have 4 children who have all been fortunate enough to take WDW vacations at the same age as your son's. Here are their suggestions:

    "Tell him to help his parents plan the trip! Look at all the parks, attractions, maps and restaurants online. Tell him to mark it off on the calendar and draw a BIG Mickey head on the day he leaves!" -- 6-year-old son

    "I would suggest that he buys lots of Disney toys and games to keep him busy on the trip and to play with in the room. It's really the most exciting time in a kid's life and bringing his own camera is a great idea. I also recommend any of the character meals. The food is great, and the characters make the trip!" -- 10 year-old son

    "Oh, I'm so excited for him! He's going to love it, and it'll all go by too fast. Tell him to thank his parents A LOT and go to all 4 theme parks since they are all so different." -- 13 year-old daughter

    "That's a great age. He'll love it and won't be able to sleep the night before he leaves. Tell him to insist on pool time and the arcade if he's staying at a Disney resort." -- 15 year-old son

    So, there you have it from the "experts." Let me know if you have more questions for me or if you want me to ask my kids anything else! Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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