Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jun 11, 2010
    Mary 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 taking our 6yr DD and 2yr DS to Disney in Oct for 5 days. They typically go to bed early (7:30), however I was hoping to see 1 or 2 late 'events'. Do you recommend staying up for illuminations, Spectro, Fantasmic or something else? I can't decide!

    Hi Mary! It is always hard to plan a vacation with the little ones and try to see all the great entertainment at night when you know it is way past their bed time!

    When I have traveled with my own children or grandchildren I try to make sure they have a short nap at least on the days we know we will be late in the parks.  Small children love the Spectromagic parade in the Magic Kingdom and that is followed by the great Wishes fireworks.  I think you should definitely try to make an evening in that park during your visit.

    Fantasmic is another good show for the kids. The Disney characters are all involved and they love to see them in action. There are a few spots that might frighten really young ones but generally most kids do just fine. This show is often not scheduled for a late time so it might fit in with your day and not interfere too much with bedtimes.

    My favorite show is Illuminations.  It has lots of music and fireworks and lasers pulled together for a beautiful story of our earth.  However, the actual idea will be over the heads of little children even though they could still enjoy the action if you want to stay and see this. As much as I love it, it also wouldn't be my first recommendation if you have to choose only one during your vacation!
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