National Plan For a Vacation Day, by Lil

I asked Lil to help me plan a vacation for National Plan For a Vacation Day. Of course, she chose Walt Disney World as her destination. So often, I see people stress about getting ALL THE THINGS squeezed into what may be their only trip to WDW, so I thought it might be helpful to see what a 6-year-old prioritizes.

Resort Pick: Disney's Art of Animation Why: "I like animation, and I'm sure they have art on the walls." Theme: She is a HUGE Cars fan and this is the only real spot to find Cars in WDW, other than Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy at Hollywood Studios. Other room themes are Little Mermaid, Lion King, and Finding Nemo Pools: The Big Blue Pool, the single largest pool at WDW, the Cozy Cone Pool with "Cone" Cabanas, and the Flippin' Fins Little Mermaid pool *MOM NOTE* Do not underestimate the power of the pool. Do not be surprised or upset when your kids are begging to leave the parks to go back to the pool! Florida is hot. The pools are awesome. Time of Year: During Festival of the Arts at Epcot, usually from Mid-January to late February. Spin Art on the bicycle was a huge hit, as well as looking at all the artists booths. The food is really fun at this festival, too, with many colorful, interactive, kid-friendly items. Favorite Character to Meet at WDW: Chip N Dale are Horton Family Favorites! Best place to interact with Chip N Dale is the Garden Grill Restaurant at Epcot

Favorite Attractions at each Park:

Epcot: As long as we have already mentioned Epcot twice, let's start by saying this is Lil's favorite Park. YES, Epcot can be a big hit with kids! The biggest hit for Lil is the model train layout in Germany's pavilion in the World Showcase. You will find many parents standing around with beers while their kids watch the train. It will also come as no surprise that our second runner-up festival and attraction is Flower & Garden Festival and Living with the Land greenhouse tour.

Hollywood Studios: Star Wars Galaxy's Edge is located in this Park, and her favorite is Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Magic Kingdom: Cinderella's Castle, of course. And this is the classic park with the most characters, parades, and fireworks. Animal Kingdom: As I mentioned last week, Rafiki's Planet Watch with the behind the scenes look at The Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom TV show Favorite Activities Outside the Parks: Visiting the Horses/Ponies at Fort Wilderness Resort Hopping, esp on the Monorail/Epcot area boats Character Dining at Resorts - Chef Mickey's, Storybook Dining with Snow White, Toppolinos Ready to plan your own Disney vacation? Click here for a quote!

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