Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Aug 14, 2013
    Piera 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 having my first WDW experience from 10/25 to 11/1 with my mom and my 9-yr old boy. I'm already planning to go to the Mickey Not So Scary Halloween. But besides that, what are the basic activities we can't miss and what would you recommend for him?

    Hi Piera!

    Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot all have a nightly firework shows that are always on my must do list. Wishes, Fantasmic! and Illuminations are all really popular shows so make plans to get your seats early!  It's a perfect time to grab a Premium Mickey Ice Cream Bar and enjoy the ending to a perfect day.

    Another nightly treat is the Electrical Water Pageant Parade,each night Seven Seas Lagoon lights us for a dazzling show, which can be seen from the beaches of the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness.I've also been able to watch the show just outside of the Magic Kingdom and while boarding the Monorail.It's just another fun way to end your day at Magic Kingdom.

    If your 9 year old is into Star Wars, run over to Hollywood Studios to sign him up for Jedi Training Academy.  There are several sessions each day, but this is a very popular activity so make sure to sign him up first thing in the morning in order to reserve his training spot.This activity takes around 20 minutes and is a lot of fun watching your little Padawan train with a Jedi Master.  Also, World Showcase in Epcot has a fun interactive game that will lead you looking for clues throughout World Showcase.Agent P's World Showcase Adventure has 4 locations to sign up and receive your F.O.N.E device to help you on your way.  Just visit a recruitment center at Odyssey Bridge, Norway Pavilion, Italy Pavilion of International Gateway for more information.

    I hope this helps and please let me know if you have anymore questions!

    Best Wishes!
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