Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 24, 2012
    Thonya from NH Asked

    I am a single mom bringing my 2 boys ages 5 & 6 & helper 16 all for their 1st visit! My 6 yo has autism, planning on taking breaks to avoid overstim. Can you recommend any places within the parks which could breaks? We're also staying at CBR?

    How exciting to be planning a first trip to WDW, Thonya.  If your sons are like mine, they will become instant fans! To help with your planning, I do have some suggestions for places at the parks to take breaks.  There may still be some things happening, but they are more subtle.

    First, one great way to take a break is with Disney transportation. The monorail around the Magic Kingdom resorts or the monorail to Epcot (a longer ride) can be ridden over and over; you don't even need to get off the monorail. Similarly, the boat ride from the Magic Kingdom to Wilderness Lodge and/or Fort Wilderness. The International Gateway boat ride is another calm distraction (goes from Epcot to resorts to Disney's Hollywood Studios). 

    Magic Kingdom: WDW Railroad, Liberty Square Riverboat, PeopleMover, Tom Sawyer's Island, The Hall of Presidents waiting area, upstairs of Columbia Harbor House (especially at off times), & the area behind the Christmas Shoppe.

    Epcot: Living with the Land and parts of Innoventions, the boat ride across the lake, The American Adventure waiting area, park area behind the UK pavilion, Japanese Gardens, & Ellen's Universe of Energy,  .

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: One Man's Dream and a bench at Streets of America.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom: Conservation Station and its train ride, Dinosaur Trails, Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.  
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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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