EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Dec 17, 2012
    Courtney from ON 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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    Hello, I have two boys - ages 3 and 5. We're planning our first trip to Disney in January 2013. We're staying at the Allstar Movies hotel. Could you recommend the best restaurants, parks, rides and show or events for the five days we'll be at Disney?

    Hi Courtney! 
    How exciting that you will be planning your VERY First trip to the Walt Disney World Resort next year! I will do my best to get all that FYI in this answer.
    I would highly recommend heading back to your resort for a midday nap when at the theme parks.   
    Day one:  Magic Kingdom. Dining: Crystal Palace...great buffet with lots to select from, and the Winnie The Pooh characters.  Attractions to visit:  nearly all are age appropriate for you boys, with the exception of Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain.  Dumbo, It's A Small World, Peter Pan's Flight, Winnie the Pooh, PhilharMagic, the Jungle Cruise, Buzz Lightyear.  Make sure to bring a change of clothes for them should they visit Storybook Circus, which has a water play area.
    Day Two: Hollywood Studios. Dining: Play and Dine at Hollywood and Vine.  great buffet with the Disney Jr. characters; Ressie at Sci Fi Dine In...fun.  Don't miss Muppets 3D, Toy Story Midway Mania and The Great Movie Ride. Also Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage and Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular!
    Day Three: Epcot.  Dining: Garden Grill with Chip and Dale or Fairytale dining at Akershus Banquet Hall with the princesses or Teppan Edo.  Attractions: Spaceship Earth, Living with the Land, Innoventions, Journey into Imagination with Figment, visit the KidCot stations in World Showcase. 
    Day Four:  Animal Kingdom.  Reservation for Tusker House with Donald and Friends.  Attractions: It's Tough to Be a Bug; Camp Minnie Mickey; Finding Nemo: The Musical; Kilimanjaro Safaris; Festival of the Lion King;
    Day Five:  YOUR CHOICE!
    Dining experiences outside of the theme parks:  T-REX (Downtown Disney) Rainforest Cafe (Downtown Disney) Chef Mickey's (Contemporary Resort) 'Ohana (Breakfast w/ Lilo and Stitch);
    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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