EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Aug 6, 2012
    Cheryl from OR 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 visiting WDW for the 1st time with our oldest son's family (2 grandsons) from October 19-26. Will there be a Halloween theme? If so, which parks? Also, about the water parks -- is one geared toward younger children-my grandsons are 6 and 9?

    You may find a few decorations all over the Disney properties, but the Magic Kingdom will be the most decorated. It is also home to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, a special event held on select nights this fall. This is a hard-ticketed event, meaning it requires a ticket separate from those that you purchase as part of your vacation package. It is a family favorite amongst my group, and we attend every year. Here you will find your favorite Disney characters dressed up in Halloween costumes, which the kids really enjoy. There is also a special stage show, themed fireworks display, and  - our favorite - the Boo to You parade. You can go trick or treating, have your face painted, take advantage of special party-only photo opportunities, and typically enjoy reduced crowds in the park, as well.

    As for the water parks, my own daughters (9, 7, & 5) really enjoy both parks. We've found that there are pluses and minuses to both. At Blizzard Beach they enjoy the Tike's Peak and Ski Patrol areas for children, and we like that the Teamboat Springs waterslide is big enough to accommodate up to six people.

    At Typhoon Lagoon, the family slide only holds four people and it passes through a section that dumps water from overhead, which my daughters hate. But the kids areas are great fun, they prefer the waterslides here, and the wave pool is their favorite place in the parks. When we can only visit one, we gravitate to Typhoon Lagoon.

    I hope you have a wonderful Disney vacation with your family!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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