Mom With Kids After RunDisney; Mickey Fantasia Hat; Donald Duck Hat; Goofy Hat
  • On May 3, 2012
    Ashlee from VA 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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    Taking my son to Disney for his 7th bday 10/28-11/2 (6 days). Which park/s should we see on our arriving/departing days (not sure which are the "small" parks)? Maybe see the same park both half-days to see it all? Any MUST SEE/DO/EAT things he'd

    Hi Ashlee!

    Congrats on your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World! Your son is going to have the best birthday every! 

    I suggest visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios and/or Animal Kingdom on the half days because you can tour those parks more quickly than Magic Kingdom or Epcot.

    While Animal Kingdom is actually the largest Walt Disney World park, but it closes earlier than the rest of the parks and you can tour the key attractions in half a day. This is a great park for your departure day.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios is a great park for your arrival day because you can experience many of the attractions in just half a day. The must see attractions are: Toy Story Mania, Rock n Roller Coaster and Star Tours. If your little guy likes Toy Story, make sure to eat at Pizza Planet. Hollywood Brown Derby is a signature restaraunt at Hollywood Studios and it is delicious. The cobb salad and grapefruit cake are delish!

    Other "Must Do" suggestions: When you arrive, make sure to ask Guest Services for a "Happy Birthday" button for your son (it's free) and he will enjoy being greeted with "Happy Birthday" all day! Also make sure to note on any Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) that it is his birthday. He may even get a cupcake, complete with candles, to celebrate the special occasion!

    I hope you have a magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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