Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 11, 2015
    Farron from NY Asked

    Hi! I am thinking of taking my son to Disney for the holiday season this year. My question is - what is the best thing to do with a 4 year old? It will only be the 2 of us, and I remember from my last trip that some of the parks are not as child friendly.

    Hi Farron! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    I am glad to hEAR you are going to the Walt Disney World Resort with your little son. For a great start, I suggest you visit disneyworld.disney.go.com and download the Preschool Parent's Guide to Walt Disney World Resort. You can find there a lot of useful information for planning the most wonderful vacation.
    Magic Kingdom Park is the best one for his age range. A breathtaking place, there are many attractions for him, parades and “meet and greet” opportunities with many Disney characters. I suggest you consider making an appointment at The Pirates League. He will have an unforgettable time being transformed into a real pirate!
    Disney’s Hollywood Studios is my second choice for young kids. Park attractions are themed after Disney-Pixar movies and everyone’s favorite characters. Attractions and shows are so much fun. And the fireworks spectacle Fantasmic! is a "must-do".
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is also a nice park for little kids. The place is beautiful, many animals and nature. There are some “must-do” attractions, such as Kilimanjaro Safaris, Finding Nemo – The Musical and Festival of the Lion King. My little daughter likes to spend at least one hour playing at The Boneyard, a special play area for small kids. You can also consider a character dining experience at Tusker House Restaurant, where you can meet Donald Duck and some of his friends for photos and autographs.
    Epcot is a sensational Park, but can be very tiring for little ones. The area is big, you will have a lot of walking during your day. There are 11 pavilions representing different countries and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is an amazing fireworks show. I like to spend some time with my husband walking around the lagoon when I am there.
    Hope this information helps your planning. Let us know if you have further questions.
    Wishing you a wonderful day!
    Gina V.
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Meet the Panelist: Gina, Brazil

I am totally a Disney maniac! Since childhood, I have been a big fan of all things Disney, especially the theme parks. I have never visited any other place that gives me the same feeling that I get at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can become a child again there! With so much to explore, I would love to help you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation and discover all the fantasy and magic this special place has to offer. Learn More About Gina

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