Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 22, 2008
    Deanna from ON Asked

    Are adults allowed to participate in AK's Kids Discovery Club activities? I am 24 and will be travelling solo. -- Deanna, Ontario

    Deanna,

    I have done a couple of the Kids Discovery Club activities myself, with no problem, and I'm a few years older than most kids. ;-)  If you still feel awkward about participating directly, you can simply observe the activities at the Discovery Club stations before getting directly involved.   I must say that they aren't overly exciting for adults, since they are mostly very simple activities geared toward the youngsters.

    If you are looking for other things to do on a solo trip I have several other suggestions, based on things I have done solo -- many of which help spark conversations with other guests and Cast Members.  My favorites include:

    - Searching for Hidden Mickeys.  I find that simply carrying the Hidden Mickey Field Guide book (by Steven Barrett) invites Cast Members to approach you and discuss their favorite Hidden Mickeys in the area.  I've also had some amazing impromptu "tours" from Cast Members who can't wait to guide me around the queue of an attraction pointing out various Hidden Mickeys and other details.

    - Pin trading.  Get some relatively cheap pins (multi-pin starter sets, Ebay or mousepinsonline.com), pick a theme you want to collect (princesses? Stitch? Donald Duck? Attractions? etc.) and off you go.  I've been collecting Donald Duck pins lately, and the interactions I have had with Donald Duck when he sees the collection have been hilarious!

    - Taking pictures.  WDW is such an amazingly "photogenic" place, that it's almost impossible to take a bad photo, and it's easy to capture lots and lots of priceless memories.

    Hope this helps you have a great solo trip.  Enjoy!
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