• On Aug 31, 2016
    Shiryl from PA Asked

    Our family has been to WDW four times already, we are lucky! But I'm looking for new experiences, outside of the most popular attractions, that my 9 and 8 year old would love. Any tips?

    Hi Shiryl,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. One of my favorite things to do each time we visit is try something new. With the incredible new attractions, shows and entertainment, it's actually pretty easy to do!

    You probably have your favorite attractions planned out, so rather than focus on rides, I want to point out some really fun activities in the parks. My boys are just a bit younger than your children but one thing they loved on our last visit was Wilderness Explorers at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    As a family, we completed challenges throughout the park to earn badges and learn about nature, animals and even fossils! This was a big hit and even us grown-ups learned a few things.

    Over at Epcot, Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure will take you on a fun-filled scavenger hunt through the World Showcase so you can help Perry the Platypus defeat the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

    Finally, head over to Magic Kingdom Park and head to the Firehouse at Main Street, U.S.A. for your complimentary map and pack of cards for a game of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. You'll use your cards to unlock portals throughout the park and help Merlin defeat the forces of evil!

    These fun games are a great way to see the parks with new eyes and focus on some of the hidden details we all miss when running from attraction to attraction. And the best part is there is no extra cost to enjoy these activities. You may choose to do one or all the missions depending on your timing.

    I hope this gives you a few ideas, Shiryl. Wishing you a fun-filled vacation!

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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