Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 11, 2012
    Jennifer from IN 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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    Need help for a special suprise for my 9 year old son. Pirate League a no go. We have the pirate adventure booked for him and his sister and MNSHP. She is going to BBB. So we need a special thing for him only? Ideas?? Going late Sept staying at POR.

    Hi Jennifer,

    As a mom of a now 12-year old, I have a few suggestions:

    1 - take him to DisneyQuest. If he's a video game fan, this place will be a winner.
    2 - rent a Sea Raycer at one of the hotels with a marina (recommend Grand Floridian!) and have an adult cruise him around the Seven Seas Lagoon.
    3 - a trip to the Lego store at Downtown Disney
    4 - a build your own lightsaber (see Once Upon A Toy at Downtown Disney or Tattoine Traders at Disney's Hollywood Studios)
    5 - Go fishing at Port Orleans Riverside
    6 - plan some time around one of his special interests (if he enjoys dinosaurs, go to the Animal Kingdom in the morning, and explore Dinoland, then have lunch at Downtown Disney's T-Rex Cafe)

    Let me know if you need more ideas. I love surprises!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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