Captain Mickey with Mom and son
  • On Oct 30, 2017
    Todd from NY Asked

    Hello, we are going on a Disney cruise next week and have a stop at Animal Kingdom. With only one day what are your suggestions for the best attractions for our 9 year old? Thanks so much!

    Ahoy, Todd!

    Can you believe you'll be casting off on the Disney Magic in just a few days? I love that the itinerary you've selected includes a day at the Walt Disney World Resort and that you've chosen to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom. I've just recently returned from spending time here, and the brand-new Pandora- The World of Avatar blew me away. The two newest attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom are located in Pandora- Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na'vi River Journey. I strongly recommend using your FastPass+ for these, as the lines are extremely long. I'm still in awe of what I experienced a few days ago so I'm excited for your family to have the opportunity next week. Also, be sure to visit Pandora during the day and night because each offers stunning and unique views! 

    As you venture out to the other areas of the park, I recommend Kilimanjaro Safaris in Africa, Kali River Rapids in Asia (if you don't mind getting wet!) and if your Mouseketeer loves a thrill, Expedition Everest in Asia and DINOSAUR located in DinoLand U.S.A. And my kids have always loved the spins and drops in Primeval Whirl located in DinoLand U.S.A. We also can't visit this park without enjoying some of their incredible entertainment including the lively street performances. I don't know if you can fit them all in, but Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo-The Musical and Flights of Wonder are all spectacular! You'll want to grab a park map and times guide when you enter the park for show times. 

    One last thing I want to mention is the Conservation Station. If your sailor is an animal lover, this may be an area to include on your visit. It offers a place to see animals up close and experience interactive exhibits. It does take time though especially since it's only accessible by train. 

    I hope I've steered you in the right direction. Have a MAGICal time!

    Nancy
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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