EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 4, 2016
    Jodi from ME 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.

    I need suggestions of something special that I can book for our 8 year old son. He is not interested in the character experiences, or dressing like a pirate. He is more interested in hands on learning experiences. I would love any advice!

    Welcome back Jodi, and thank you for your question.

    Walt Disney World Resort’s Attractions and Rides offer something for everyone! My children are still captivated by the many educational, interactive experiences. Here are a few of our favorites.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park: 
    -Affection Section petting zoo
    -Rafiki’s Planet Watch which also features the Conservation Station (hands-on     
     exhibits in an animal care facility) and Habitat Habitat! (outdoor discovery trail)
    -The Boneyard with loads of fossil discovery fun
    -Discovery Island Trails provide animal encounters
    -Kilimanjaro Safaris
    -Lions, Tigers and Gorillas-Disney Animals
    -Wilderness Explorers

    -The Kidcot Fun Stops interactive experiences in all country pavilions, World Showcase
    -Living with the Land in Future World
    -SeaBase, interactive fun and animal encounter in Future World
    -Sea Turtles and Sharks- Disney Animals in Future World
    -Advanced Training Lab, interactive, discovery fun in Future World
    -Coral Reefs in Future World
    -Innoventions in Future World

    Disney's Hollywood Studios:
    -The Streets of America serve as a life-size learning experience of the use of 'forced perspective'

    Magic Kingdom Park:
    -The Swiss Family Treehouse explores a real treehouse on many different levels
    -The Hall of Presidents features 43 U.S. Presidents on stage tracing the history of the United States of  America.

    Jodi, I hope these suggestions are helpful to you, happy planning.


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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