EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 25, 2009
    Neil from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Me and my 7 yr son are going to WDW together just us alone can he still have fun with me like do i really have to bring another kid his age to have fun i mean that is what i hear from my co workers i mean we can go on rides together just me and him right??

    Hi Neil,

    I absolutely think you and your son can have a fantastic time together at Disney, and almost recommend that you not bring along a "friend" for him, to allow the two of you time to enjoy each other's company!  I've travelled to Disney solo with my kids and loved every minute of our time together (my oldest son is the same age as yours.)  Young kids are generally mesmerized by Disney, and love sharing their experiences with the special adults in their lives.  Some of my best memories as a parent involve the looks on my children's faces when they experienced a ride they were finally tall enough to ride, saw a beloved character or enjoyed an amazing performance at the parks.

    If your seven year old is anything like mine, some rides that you might enjoy experiencing together include:
    • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
    • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    • Splash Mountain
    • The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm
    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Soarin
    • Test Track
    • Mission Space (I'd recommend the "mild version" for your son's age)
    • Expedition Everest
    • Kilimanjaro Safari
    • Star Tours
    • Toy Story Mania
    • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

    I also recommend making some advanced dining reservations for a few special dinners.  If your son likes the characters, Chef Mickey's is a great spot to end a day spend at either the Magic Kingdom (as you can either walk from the park or hop on a monorail to the Contemporary Resort, where it is located).  Another big "hit" with young boys is Sci-Fi Dine In Theater at Hollywood Studios, where you'll sit in a 1950s-style convertible, and watch old Sci-Fi shorts as you dine on burgers and shakes.  What could be cooler?

    I hope you and your son have a wonderful time together!


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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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