Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On May 5, 2008
    Sherri from FL 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.

    Planning a one night stay in July with our 3yr old boy. Due to time restraints, not able to go into the parks. Can you recommend a kids program or dining show? Also, any hotels that would have on-site entertainment for toddlers?

    There are many ways that you could fashion a one night resort stay.

    Here's my suggestion:

    I would stay at the Polynesian. Upon Check In, you'll receive a lei and be on your way to a large room with flat screen television.

    During the day, enjoy the Nanea Volcano Pool. It's a zero entry pool which is perfectly suited to young children. They can wade comfortably! Depending on the day of the week, the resort will offer various activities including arts and crafts, torch lighting ceremony and pool games. For a break from the pool, the arcade is open 24 hours. Other activities might include campfire sing-along, color a Frisbee, sand toys and more. You'll receive a Recreation Activities schedule at Check In.

    Make an Advance Dining Reservation at Chef Mickey's in the Contemporary Resort. Traveling via the monorail to your dinner destination is half the fun. Eating dinner with Mickey and friends is sure to be a delightful excursion.

    In the evening, venture to the Polynesian's beach where your child can play in the sand. Enjoy the Electrical Water Pageant (a "boat parade") when it passes by at 9 p.m. You'll also be able to watch the Wishes fireworks from the beach or while swimming in the pool!

    In the morning, at 'Ohana's Restaurant Lilo and Stitch entertain guests during breakfast. I would make an Advance Dining Reservation during the hours of 7:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

    Our family loves the Polynesian Resort and you'll truly be able to enjoy some Disney magic during your brief stay!
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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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