Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 12, 2015
    Hillary from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are traveling with a 9 year old girl and a 5 year old boy. Visit Epcot or skip it? I don't remember there being a lot there for the younger ones. I do remember the Coral Reef restaurant being good though. Input?


    If your son meets the minimum height requirements for Test Track and Soarin' at 40" in height, I say go. Not only will your children enjoy Nemo and Universe of Energy with its dinosaurs but they'll have fun taking the time to explore Innoventions--a children's museum of sorts. Don't miss Sum of All Thrills where you can build your own plane or snowmobile and then ride it in a simulator. (There is a height requirement there, too, but if he can't ride, he'll love Storm Struck. It's still my 10-year-old's favorite.) Take the time to explore the "games" in the room where you exit Spaceship Earth, also.

    Check out Coca-Cola's Cool Zone and test all of their soft drinks for free before you head over to World Showcase or sign up for Agent P's World Showcase Adventure on your way. Stop at Canada's Kidcot Fun Stop to collect a "passport" that can be decorated at each country while they get a stamp or signature. It will keep them focused and allow you to shop and go at the pace both of you need. The Canadian pavilion now includes a lumberjack show and the Chinese acrobats are a "must-do." Epcot is not just about rides but experiences, and for those who keep that in mind, it can provide quite a memorable one. Consider snacking your way through the countries instead of sitting down for lunch, and you add another layer of fun. 

    Your recollection of Coral Reef is the same as mine: good food with a captivating aquarium for my children. Make a 6:30 p.m. reservation here and then you'll have enough time to find a place to catch Illuminations to end the day.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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