Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 22, 2014
    Casey from CO Asked

    Hi! Can you please give me some ideas for a unique/exciting experience for a 12yo boy? He loved Pirate's League at age 7, but he's outgrown that now! I've seen some of the "backstage tours" at MK and AK, but are they pricey?

    Hi Casey!

    Your son is going to have a blast during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation and I am sure that you will find the perfect experience for him!

    A few experiences that I think your son might enjoy would be Surf Lessons at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. My daughter experienced this during our last Walt Disney World Resort vacation and loved every minute of it. The instructors were patient and understanding and made it fun for everyone. Second, the Disney Parks Blog featured a story about the Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Children ages 6 to 13 will get the opportunity to ride along with a professional driving instructor for three laps. Can you imagine the thrill the children will experience riding in a "Cars" themed Piston Cup race car? Also, how about the idea of parasailing to see a whole new world from above? Sammy Duvall's-Parasailing is offered at Disney's Contemporary Resort and is a great alternate activity when you are not visiting the theme parks. 

    I hope this helps. Please let us know if you need further assistance. 

    Have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Raquel, Texas

As a mom of two children 6 years apart in age, it takes some creative planning to give each child a memorable Disney experience. Adding in a sprinkle of surprise pixie dust makes each vacation special for everyone.
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