• On Jan 13, 2015
    Deborah from MI 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 traveling to Disney World in 3 weeks and will have our 4 1/2 year old grandson with us. I am overwhelmed with what each park has to offer and would like some recommendations on must see rides/attractions for our grandson. Please help.

    Deborah, hakuna matata! There are certainly many things available for your little prince to experience at Walt Disney World so I can understand that it can be a bit overwhelming. The fantastic news is that there are no wrong choices, he will absolutely enjoy every minute. My boys’ fondest memories of our past visits is just having fun with mom and dad. They love that my husband and I turn into kids and we just play together all day. I have been in the Parks when both my boys were around 4-years-old. Let me share with you some of what their favorites were at that age.

    If your little Swashbuckler is into Pirates, I would strongly recommend The Pirates League at Magic Kingdom Park. There he will be transformed into a true pirate, even given a pirate name! ARRRR! I find this experience to be an incredible value. Be sure to make reservations so you are guaranteed a spot with the crew.

    How would your little guy like to become a real Jedi? If The Force is calling him, head over to the Jedi Training Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios. He will train like a Jedi and even have a chance to match his skills against Darth Vader. To enjoy this experience, you do need to register in the morning at the ABC Sound Studio. I would suggest getting to the Park before it opens and head there first when you get into the Park. Time slots are filled on a first come first serve basis. While spending the day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios there are also two amazing shows that my little boys loved - they still can’t miss them even now. Witness the adventure of Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! and the thrill of Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.

    I hope I was able to help, Deborah! If you have any other questions, please come on back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.


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Meet the Panelist: Rachel, Wisconsin

Hi, I’m Rachel! I am a “boy mom” to two rowdy little men at home and married to my high school sweetheart. I am fortunate enough that my prince charming loves all things Disney just as much as I do! For me, planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be just as magical as being there. It brings our family together as we dream, plan, and count down the days. I would be honored to help plan your visit and share in your family’s very own magic! Learn More About Rachel

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