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  • On Jun 4, 2012
    Andrea from TX Asked

    Hi Laura, I'm looking for advice on Disneyworld. We're surprising kids age 10 & 12 with a quick trip. We have 3 days for Disney and 1 free. I'm thinking Magic Kingdom, Hollywood and maybe Typhoon Lagoon to snorkel with sharks. Is T.L. a whole day?

    Hi Andrea,

    Thank you for sending me this question!  What a wonderful surprise your boys will have very soon!  I love the Magic Kingdom and really consider this a "must do" on every vacation that we take to Walt Disney World.  My second favorite park is Animal Kingdom.  My family loves the environment and animals as well as some fantastic attractions such as Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids, and Kilimanjaro Safaris. Hollywood Studios is great fun as well.  If you are going to go this weekend or next weekend, you will be able to see Star Wars Weekends which is a must if your boys love Star Wars.  This special event has celebrity guests and Star Wars characters through out the park that you can Meet and Greet.  Typhoon Lagoon Water Park can certainly take the entire day.  The water parks are usually open from 9 am to 6 pm in the summer.  The Castaway Creek is a continuous river raft ride that is just relaxing as you float on inner tubes through rain forests, caves, and waterfalls.  The Gangplank Falls is a family raft ride that holds four guests as they travel down rapids and through water effects.  "Crush N Gusher" is a attraction for two people on a raft as they are propelled down three different  slides that are all around 400 feet.  This is is an amazing experience!  The Shark Reef is your chance to snorkel with live sharks and other tropical fish.  You have complementary snorkel gear and if you are really brave, you can rent 30 minute scuba tanks at Hammer Head Fred's Dive Shop for $20.  The Wave pools are where you can learn to surf with the waves being up to six feet tall!  I know your boys will have such a magical surprise vacation, Andrea!  

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Meet the Panelist: Laura, Indiana

I am a family practice physician and mother of three children.  I would love to answer any questions about Disney Vacation Club and my most favorite place in the whole world:  Walt Disney World!  Let me sprinkle some magic in your life! Learn More About Laura

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