EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 12, 2011
    Tina from FL 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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    Hi we are fl residents from ft lauderdale and we are making our 1st trip to wdw oct1-15 2011. we are staying off property at a good neighbor hotel. my hubby and i have a 4 1/2 yr old boy any must sees you can think of would be great.

    Hi Tina:

    I'm a parent of two boys, ages 5 and 4, and we always enjoy all of the Theme Parks at Walt Disney World. I would love to share some of my family's must-dos for our Disney World vacations. Your family may have different tastes, but hopefully these recommendations will be a good start to planning your trip.

    For certain, I would take your family to Magic Kingdom. Among many other things, at the Magic Kingdom, we always ride the Jungle Cruise, Peter Pan's Flight, Mickey's PhilharMagic, and it's a small world. At Epcot, we take in Spaceship Earth, Living with the Land, and tour the countries of World Showcase. Our must-dos at Hollywood Studios include Toy Story Mania, Star Tours and Muppet Vision 3-D. At Animal Kingdom, our family always rides the Kilimanjaro Safari and visits The Boneyard and Conservation Station.

    Of course, every family is different, and to have a successful trip, you will have to take your grandchildren's likes, dislikes, and comfort-level into account. As you enter the parks, pick up a Times Guide for parades and show schedules throughout the day.

    You may also enjoy trying to take in Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween party one evening.  This separate-ticket event is a must-do for my kids every fall-visit.  I would also try to plan a character meal, maybe at Chef Mickey's or The Cyrstal Palace.

    Also, I recommend having a look at Disney's in-depth planning page for traveling to Walt Disney World with younger children.
    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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