• On Jun 10, 2019
    Carrie from MO 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.

    Hello!! We are planning our first trip as a family with our 2 y/o son. We just officially adopted him and are coming to celebrate. Our son is a HUGE Cars fan amd we are looking for any maybe not as well known Cars activities besides the race academy.

    Hi Carrie,

    Congratulations on such a SPECIAL moment! This is surely going to be unforgettable for your family. Thank you for allowing the Disney Parks Moms Panel to be a part of your celebration - it is an honor!

    It seems like your 2-year old will amazed to discover Lightning McQueen and his pals at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. I'm a 30-year old and I was!

    This resort not only has amazingly themed Cars Family Suites, but it also has an area where your little Mouseketeer will find Lightning McQueen, Sheriff, Doc Hudson, Ramone, Flo, Luigi, Guido, Mater, Fillmore, Sarge, and Salley!

    If staying at the Cars Family Suites is not the best choice for your family on this trip, you can still visit this Resort and meet Lightning McQueen and his friends!

    To be sure to take advantage of free parking to visit this Disney Resort, Guests are welcome to enjoy complimentary self-parking at Disney Springs and take a bus ride to Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Since the buses to this location depart from the Disney Springs Bus Station at The Landing, I'd advise you to park your car at the right end of the Orange Garage and hop on the bus. 

    You may then take your time at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, enjoy a meal at one of the five mini-restaurants at the Landscape of Flavors and visit other fun friends. I enjoyed exploring the forests of Simba's kingdom to find his pals and "diving" under the sea to meet Nemo and the mermaid royals Ariel and King Triton. Beware of a few dangerous villains, as they are also around!

    Thank you again for asking for our help with such a special trip. I hope we can help you with more details along the way! 

    May the magic be with you,

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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