Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 23, 2014
    Michael from NC 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 are planning to visit Disney in October. Our 5 year old daughter will be going to the Bippidy Boppity Boutique (?spelling). What is a "special" event we could plan for our 9 year old son? He loves animals marine wildlife?

    Hi Michael! 

    Even though a Walt Disney World vacation is magical all on its own, I love that you want to create extra special memories for each of your children.  I also love to add a little extra personal pixie-dust to make sure our vacations are adventures they will always remember.

    A few ideas come to mind for your son since he loves animals and marine wildlife.  First, there is a great experience at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park called Shark Reef.  In this experience, your son (and a willing adult) would be able to snorkel alongside bonehead and leopard sharks, stingrays, blue tangs and other tropical fish. Another great experience to partake in while you are visiting Typhoon Lagoon is the Surfing Program.  Your son can participate in a fun lesson, at surf school, to learn the basics of surfing.  There is also a great snorkeling experience at Epcot called the Epcot Seas Aqua Tour.  Similar to the snorkel experience at Typhoon Lagoon, here your son and an adult would be able to swim with over 6000 sea creatures including sharks and sea turtles!  For a dryer animal encounter, I suggest Disney's Animal Kingdom Wild Africa Trek.  With an adult, your son would be able to take a privately guided tour offering some great encounters with African wildlife in their natural habitats.  

    I hope that this gives you a few ideas to create an absolute magical trip for your son.  Please come back and visit us if you have any further questions.

    Magical Wishes, 


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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