Mom And Son Safari
  • On Nov 29, 2012
    Christine from MI Asked

    I am an 18 year old traveling to WDW with my family this Christmas. I am very excited but I worry that my young sisters of 2&5 may drive me a little crazy during our 10 day trip. Do you know of any activities that I could to do alone for some down time

    Hi Christine! I think it is wonderful that you will travel with your family for a Christmas vacation together. Your younger sisters will likely want to do things and ride attractions that won't always be on your list. But please remember that some of the magic to a Disney trip is watching and being part of children's excitement and reactions. Ride with your sisters on Dumbo and Aladdin's Carpets and watch their reactions to the magic...it is worth the time!

    There are many things you can do on your own that might be fun and exciting for you beyond the parks with the family. The weather at Christmas might dictate some of the ideas such as a day at a water park. Typhoon Lagoon has surfing lessons and swimming with the sharks. It is a fun deviation from a normal water park day. Reservations are required so check that out.

    Other fun recreation opportunities include para sailing from the Contemporary Resort or water skiing, wake boarding and jet skiing. Again you can make advance reservations for all of these. The fishing excursions are fun if you are into that and the horseback rides are gentle ones through the Fort Wilderness woods.

    I strongly suggest you look into the tours that are offered. A Segway tour would be fun for you and you can do that either in Epcot while the rest of the family rides the attractions in the morning or Fort Wilderness which gives you a more rugged off road ride. Instructions are given and trust me if I can do it anyone can do it! There are many great back stage tours where you learn and experience areas not open to daily guests. IF you are an animal lover then check the tours at Animal Kingdom such as their backstage one or the Wild Africa Trek. Both I can recommend highly!

    There is always shopping in Downtown Disney and the Boardwalk or checking out the decorations at the many resorts. Much of your decision will depend on budget and weather!
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