Mom And Son On Run
  • On Oct 7, 2013
    Stacey from FL Asked

    Staying at AOA resort for the 3rd time in April. My sons will be 2 and 4 when we go. Any unique ideas for this mom who travels to disney frequently?

    Hi Stacey,

    As a parent of a toddler and a preschooler, I'm so glad to hear that you're also a fan of giving youngsters the chance to experience Walt Disney World as early as possible!

    That being said, let me see if I can throw out a few unique ideas for your next Disney vacation:

    #1 - A Mini Portrait Session

    For 20 minutes, you'll have access to a professional photographer who can snap some amazing pictures of your family. I've even heard that they're now offering sessions at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, so that would be really convenient!

    #2 - Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage

    I don't want to spoil the surprise, but this is way more than just a fireworks cruise. Your sons will really dig it!

    #3 - Mulch, Sweat & Shears

    My kids LOVE live music and this band is incredible. They're usually playing near the Sorcerer Hat (in Disney's Hollywood Studios) in the afternoon hours. As a dad who loves classic rock, it's so cool to watch my kids dance and rock out to these guys. 

    Here's a bonus idea from your buddy Derek:

    Since you've already stayed there twice, I'm sure you've noticed all of the amazing detail and theming that the Disney Imagineers poured into Disney's Art of Animation Resort. 

    If you haven't tried this yet, speak to the cast members in the lobby's concierge desk and ask if one of them can offer you a quick guided tour of some of the special details that can be found around the resort. For example, did you know that the legendary John Lasseter (Mr. Pixar himself) has his autograph hidden somewhere in the lobby?

    There are so many little details that are easy to miss, so it'll be worth a few minutes to scope some of them out.

    I hope that helps! Please feel free to write back if you'd like any additional ideas and I'll be happy to help in any way that I can.

    Best regards,
    Derek
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Meet the Panelist: Derek, Virginia

Whether you're traveling with infants or preschoolers, planning a family reunion, taking a romantic trip for two, or even traveling solo - I've been in your shoes.  I'd love to help you make the most out of your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Derek

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