Mom And Son Safari
  • On Sep 30, 2009
    Kim from IL 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.

    Love the panel it's been a great tool for planning our trip! We (dh and ds 18 months) are thinking of spending one of our days in the Downtown area. Is there enough to keep our 18 month old entertained or is it geared towards adults and older kids?

    Hi Kim,

    We love spending time at Downtown Disney.  My three boys have always found plenty of things to occupy their time, even when they were quite young.

    The first thing that will grab your son's attention may be the train and carousel that he can ride on for a small price. Near the entrance to the Marketplace and across from Once Upon a Toy, there are jumping water sprinklers just begging to be played in. I always bring bathing suits and if the weather is nice, they could spend hours playing there. Luckily there are benches and chairs nearby  to sit and relax while they run and play.

    Once their fingers have pruned in the water and I drag them out, we like to venture over towards the Lego Store. There are plenty of building areas and legos for the kids to play with. There is also a small toddler play area with a slide. Inside the Once Upon a Toy store you can purchase fun Disney Mr Potato Head accessories or there is a play area to make a potoato or two for display.

    Remember to stop in to Goofy's Candy Store for a delicious build your own treat and if you are hungry both T-Rex and Rainforest Cafe are fun places to eat, with plenty to keep your son's attention. If he is into dinosaurs he can Build his own stuffed dinosaur inside the T-Rex shop. 

    My boys actually enjoyed wandering around the various merchandise stores with me, as there were so many fun things to look at. There are plenty of places to run around and also sit and relax. I think you will have no problem finding plenty of things to keep all of your attention. You can find additional information on everything Downtown Disney has to offer here.

    Wishing you an amazing time!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

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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