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  • On Aug 19, 2014
    Mike from OH 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.

    Could you recommend some things to do outside the main 4 parks to do with girls ages 8 and 4. We will be down in October. We have two days without park tickets during our stay and want to keep it on the cheap but fun and exciting.

    Hi Mike!  

    Walt Disney World has so many fun options to explore outside of the theme parks.  My family always plans days without theme parks visits and we fill them with magical moments as well.   I have a few ideas to keep your daughters entertained outside of the parks.

    Downtown Disney is a great place to explore.  You will find fun shops, amazing restaurants, and experiences that are truly unique.   I have an 8 year-old daughter who is a fashionista, she loves browsing the fun boutiques aimed at young girls including LittleMissMatched, Once Upon a Toy, The Lego Store, and the new Zoey and Pickles boutique located inside of Marketplace Co-Op.    Shopping does work up an appetite and Downtown Disney offers some great restaurants including Rainforest Cafe, and T-REX Cafe.

    Another fun, affordable option is a round of miniature golf at one of Disney's two locations.   Both Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf and Winter Summerland Miniature Golf offer two 18 hole courses.  My families favorite is the Winter Course at Winter Summerland.  If you choose to play this course watch out for the snowman he may surprise you as your ball passes under him.  

    These are just a few of the many options available at Walt Disney World.   I would love to give you more ideas but I'm running out of space.  Please ask me any additional questions you may have.   I would love to continue to help you plan your magical family adventure.

    Have a Tiggerific Day,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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