Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 8, 2008
    Daniel from MI Asked

    We will be taking a 9 year old boy with us for his first trip to WDW. He has, however, visited Disneyland several times. Which areas would you recommend that we visit at WDW to best show the differences between the two locations?

    Hi Daniel,

    The two main theme park differences from Disneyland and Walt Disney World would be Epcot and Animal Kingdom.  Animal Kingdom is the latest theme park that was created here, and for a 9 year old boy, some very cool rides (for example: "Dinosaur" and "Kilimanjaro Safari"), just to name a few.  There are also a few really amazing musical theatrical shows/performances here, that are some of my families favorites.  DinoLand U.S.A. is another part which I think would be perfect time spent for a boy this age.

    As far as Epcot, you will discover many new experiences including a trip to many pavilions that represent different countries, their cultures, cuisine, movies and some attractions.  This is definitely a learning experience done the "fun" way!  If he likes marine life, there is also a large aquarium with many facts to be learned here including many beautiful fish such as Sting Rays, Manatees and Seahorses (a few of my favorites!). 

    There are also 2 Miniature Golf courses here with really neat "themes" and of course 2 huge...and I mean Huge! Water Parks located at Walt Disney World, which in my opinion are "must see's and do's".  All of their resorts....each having it's own unique flair with bonus added features and activities at most of them.  These should be visited , if time allows.  Put it this way....The Whole of Disneyland can fit into the parking lot at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World...so you can just imagine how much more here there is to experience.  I hope this gives you a little help and insight!

    Have a magical trip!!!!
    Brigitta
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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