Mom And Son Safari
  • On Aug 15, 2014
    Tricia from NJ Asked

    I'm helping a family plan their first trip to Walt Disney World with 3 boys (ages 6-10) so I thought you could help! I'm looking for any suggestions or must-do's that I may have overlooked since my travels are usually dripping in princesses?

    Hi Tricia!

    I'm thrilled you thought of me to help answer this question!  It can sometimes seem that princesses reign supreme at Walt Disney World, but as a mom of 3 boys, I guarantee there's plenty to keep the pirate and Jedi set happy, too.

    If your friend's boys are anything like mine, food is at the top of their list of priorities.  We always let our boys choose at least 1 restaurant during our vacations.  Some of their top picks are Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, Via Napoli, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and 'Ohana.

    Spending an afternoon - or even a full day - at Downtown Disney is also a great option.  We just discovered Splitsville Luxury Lanes on our last visit and now bowling (and pizza...did I mention they like to eat?) are on their "must do" list for our next trip.  DisneyQuest and The LEGO Store are also some of their favorite stops.

    I have tons of other ideas, but not enough space to list them all, so here are just a few:
    • The new Junior Ride-Along program (ages 6-13) over at the Richard Petty Driving Experience
    • Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre  for splashtacular fun, like parasailing, tubing or water skiing
    • The Jedi Training Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • Winter Summerland or Fantasia Gardens for mini golf
    • A day of fun in the sun at Disney's Blizzard Beach or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
    • The Pirates League at Magic Kingdom (and if the boys are really into plundering, they could end the day with the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage)
    Happy planning, and please pass on my wishes for a practically perfect first visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Missouri

My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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