Art of Animation Pool Resorts and More
  • On Jul 14, 2021
    Phyllis from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a trip for my son 8th birthday to Disney. It is so much to choose from and I do not know where to start. I would like to do one major theme park but maybe go the next day as well. one park a day. Please assist

    Hi Phyllis! An 8th birthday in the most magical place on earth sounds practically perfect! PlanDisney is happy to assist you in navigating the wonderful world of the Walt Disney World Resort!

    First create a My Disney Experience account. Every reservation and ticket will show up here organized into a daily itinerary. You can check attraction wait times, view park maps, Mobile Order food, and unlock your resort room all from your phone.

    Now for a place to stay. Plug in your dates at Walt Disney World Resorts to see what's available. For an 8th birthday, consider the whimsical Disney's Art of Animation Resort. Brightly themed to classic animated movies, this hotel feels all-out Disney and offers family suites and standard rooms. The Big Blue Pool and Skyliner stop make it a fantastic choice for children.

    Next up, tickets. You will need 2-day Standard Theme Park Tickets. This will allow you to visit one park a day for two days. Currently Disney Park Pass Reservations are required to enter a theme park, so you will need to pick your parks in advance. Of course, the classic Magic Kingdom is a must do. For your second day, consider your son's interests. Does he plan to be a vet? Then Disney's Animal Kingdom is your choice. Has he seen every movie in the Star Wars saga multiple times? Then a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is in order.

    If you want a sit down, table service meal, you will need a dinning reservation. If you went the Star Wars route in your park choice, consider Olga's Cantina. Heading to Animal Kingdom for Kilimanjaro Safari? Then a Tusker House family-style meal with characters is a great option.

    To add a bit of fun that requires no planning, pick up a Happy birthday button for your child at Guest Services at your resort or a park. You can easily add a cake to any table service meal by speaking to the hostess or with Mobile Order.

    As you continue to plan and consider more choices, please come back to planDisney for more assistance.

    Wishing your son the best of birthdays!
    Elisabeth
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