Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 6, 2013
    Paulette 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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    Will have our 6year grandson with us, is it a must to try and fit in downtown Disney? Its been 20years since we have been to WDW and did not go there before just thinking will have enough to do in the parks? Thanks staying at WDW

    Hi Paulette! It's rare that my Walt Disney World vacations don't include a stop at Downtown Disney. The great thing about this area of shops, restaurants and activities is that you can spend as much or as little time and money there as you want. If you have a free evening during your vacation, it's worth hopping on the bus from your resort to spend a couple of hours at Downtown Disney. My family often goes there to eat lunch at Wolfgang Puck Cafe on our arrival day, or to have an ice cream sundae at Ghirardelli and then browse the huge World of Disney store. 

    Downtown Disney has several activities that your grandson would enjoy. DisneyQuest, the indoor interactive theme park, is a hit with every kid who enjoys video games. Board the Characters in Flight tethered hot air balloon for a birds-eye view of Disney World. Gaze at the amazing Lego sculptures and construct a few of your own at the Lego store. Build your own custom remote-controlled race car at Ridemakerz. Go bowling at the brand new Splitsville or take in a movie at the AMC theaters where you can have dinner brought to your seat.

    You'll definitely have plenty to do in the Disney parks, but if you find yourself with some extra time, Downtown Disney is a fun destination!

    Come visit me again at the Moms Panel if you have more questions! I'd love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

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