Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 30, 2008
    Lisa from ON Asked

    My family and I are coming to Disney for the 1st time..and we're all so excited. My boys will be 12, 11 and 9 when we arrive in September. I'm trying to plan as much as I can but I'm afraid I'll miss something that boys their age would love. Suggestions?

    Hi Lisa,

    Your sons are nearly the same ages as mine, so I'll share with you a sampling of their favorite things to do (beyond the rides/attractions):

    -Water parks:  Blizzard Bleach and Typhoon Lagoon
    -Frontierland Shootin' Arcade
    -Finding the paintbrush on Tom Sawyer's Island (the first guests that arrive there can search for several brushes to earn free fast passes to Splash Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain)
    -Grand Floridian Pirate Cruise (for the younger ones)
    -Searching for Hidden Mickeys (see

    My boys also need time to run, and they can't wait to visit the Boneyard at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience playground at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Tom Sawyer's Island at the Magic Kingdom to have a chance to play.  

    I hope this helps your sons to have an even-more-magical trip!  
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a middle-school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Geek who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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