EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 5, 2011
    Shelly 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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    We're planning to go to a Disney park for my b/f 30th. Our son will be a year and four months old then. Should we take him? Leave him with friends for the day? Will he be completely bored if we plan our trip to Epcot (we've never been) We're FL residenc

    Hi Shelly,

    I can't think of a more perfect place to celebrate a 30th birthday than Disney World!!!

    There are lots of things at Epcot that could entertain a 16 month old. However, if you think that you can really enjoy the day without thinking of him every second to the point you can't relax and have a good time, I'd leave him with friends for the day & enjoy your birthday. Now, I know from experience that its hard to leave kids but at his age, he's not going to get mad at Mom & Dad for leaving him while they go to Disney. Besides, couples need to spend some adult time together.

    There are lots of great dining locations at Epcot & once you've decided on the day you're going, call 407-WDW-DINE to make reservations which can be made up to 180 days prior to your trip. Be sure to tell them you're celebrating a birthday. If you need suggestions of locations, let me know.

    You'll be able to enjoy some super fun attractions that have height requirements without having to utilize the child swap option. Soarin', Test Track and Mission: Space are off the charts exciting.

    You'll also be able to take your time strolling through the World Showcase. There are some great locations to sip and have an adult beverage.

    IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is an amazing nighttime performance but may be past bedtime for some little ones.

    There are some incredible behind the scenes tours that you could enjoy - click here for info on the tours offered at Epcot.

    I'm not sure what time of year you'll be celebrating but Epcot hosts some awesome special events - click here to check them out.

    I'm happy to answer further questions about any of these suggestions. Wishing you many magical birthday memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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