Mom And Son Safari
  • On Aug 29, 2012
    Alwina from TN 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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    12 yr. old son & self are visiting 1st week of October, 2012. What expectations should I have concerning the parks & crowds at this time? I've subscribe to a touring plan site. Also, are the Little Mermaid rides too 'girly' for a 12 yr. old boy?

    You both are going to have such a great time at Walt Disney World this fall. The parks are all decked outing Halloween decorations and both the parks and resorts will be totally be in the spirit. It is so much fun. I would totally go to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. This is a Halloween-themed special event that includes guests wearing costumes, trick or treating, special fireworks and the coolest Halloween parade ever. The Party is held on select dates and requires the purchase of an additional event admission ticket. I took my daughters and they had a great time meeting the many of the villains who make a special appearance at this event. You can all dress up and go trick or treating in the Happiest Place on Earth. The crowd levels should be just fine for that time of year as schools will be in session. There will be people coming in to Epcot for the Food and Wine Festival as well as the RunDisney Tower of Terror 10 mile race, so crowds will be decent. I suggest waking up a bit earlier to ensure going on all the your favorite attractions. Currently there is no Little Mermaid attraction  in the parks but I think you all will enjoy the Voyage of The Little Mermaid, in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park, This 15-minute show is fun for the entire family and it recreates the popular Disney animated film The Little Mermaid using colorful puppets, live performers, special effects and movie clips. If he is does not like it take him immediately to Star Tours! Have a magical time at the Happiest Place on Earth.
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Meet the Panelist: Ari, California

As a Los Angeles native I basically grew up at Disneyland. It has always been so easy to take my family on the short drive to the Happiest Place on Earth. Watching my daughters make magical memories reminds me why I keep coming back. Learn More About Ari

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