Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jun 13, 2008
    Wendy from NY 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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    1st WDW visit for my family. My girls are 11, 15 & 17. We have a 5 day hopper & plan on spending time in just the parks. We do want to shop as well. Is shopping as good in the parks or is Downtown Disney a 'must do!'?Couldn't have planned w/out you

    Hi Wendy,

    I love to shop and although you can get basically the same souvenirs anywhere within Walt Disney World (parks or WDW resorts, etc...), Downtown Disney is still a"must do" on each of my vacations.  You will find many stores such as Lego, record stores, art stores, clothes stores, etc....but we love Downtown Disney just as much for the atmosphere.  There are lots of restaurants (Rainforest Café, Planet Hollywood, Wolfgang Puck's, etc..etc..) as well as night clubs and DisneyQuest is also located here.  There is also so much entertainment going on in the streets of Downtown Disney all the time.  I really think that if you have some spare time that this would be an experience you should definitely try and make time for in your schedule.  It's not just shopping but the whole experience here is very unique and the atmosphere is quite unbeatable!

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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