Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jun 11, 2012
    Carol from AZ 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 a 9 yr old homeschooler to wdw. We want it to be a learning experience as well as fun. Any suggestions ?

    There are a plethora of learning opportunities at Walt Disney World, Carol, especially at Epcot.  I hesitate to say that because I know a lot of people have the general misconception that Epcot is a boring park and, truly, it's anything but that.  By touring the World Showcase, you can expose your nine-year-old to very realistic depictions of buildings and landscapes from around the world.  Furthermore, you can speak with Cast Members native to the countries represented in the World Showcase and ask them questions about their cultures, lifestyles and traditions.  There are a few short films in select pavilions where you can learn about each country.  And in the American Adventure, you will hear from some of the most extraordinary figures in American history.  Honestly, you could spend an entire day in the World Showcase, exploring each pavilion in-depth and tasting foods from around the globe.

    Another opportunity for enrichment at Epcot is in Future World.  We love the Living With The Land boat ride.  To go a step further, you might consider the Behind the Seeds tour for an up close view of the greenhouses and the produce contained therein.  In the The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion your child can explore informative marine exhibits, and in Innoventions, he or she can learn hands-on, while checking out all the great interactive games and displays. 

    I'm nearing my character limit and have only scratched the surface of all the learning opportunities available to you at Walt Disney World.  I can assure you that you will find hundreds of ways to learn new things while having a most magical vacation.  Enjoy!
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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