Originally Posted by jobberone
In Orlando. We are picking him up tomorrow and likely will leave to travel there Mon. He is six. Are there any rides we should not do? Anything else not to do? Places to go? Will the holiday rush be over by then? Should we go thru a travel agent or book it ourselves? Where to stay on campus? Any coupons to take advantage of yada? Thanks.
Where to stay depends on budget but I stay on resort easier on you shuttles to every park etc carry your bags to the room and so forth (we did the all stars cheaper but still nice rooms).
Some people like the meal plans when I crunched the numbers it was about the same. If you go through Disney sometimes you can get offers like going on the lake at Epcot with the pirates to watch the laser light show or fireworks.
The character dinners are expensive but great for the kids they are buffets.
Did the Mickey mouse breakfast and the Crystal Palace; book before you go get your dates and time reserved. If you book through Disney you can get that all taken care off before you arrive.
There are some roller coasters in Hollywood studios and Animal Kingdom just skip them (Rock Roll and Everest)
On rides for 6 year olds do the Toy Story ride at Hollywood studios the kids & adults love that one. If he likes play house Disney they have a live show at the park oh and stop buy and watch the Starwars show he may even be picked to join in the show.
Parts of Epcot may be boring for him and skip the shuttle one that has some G's on it such a big kid ride. The finding Nemo ride is one to do not for the ride it is only so so but the talking turtle show afterwards rocks dude and give me some fin
Buy the cups at the room and get the free refill on drinks back at the Hotel dinning all day and into the evening.
The best thing to do if you stay on resort is you get extended hours access to the park that other people do not some are early and some run late. We got that scheduled and planned the day go to the one park early in the morning come back had lunch at the Hotel, swam took a nap and then go to the extended hours late night park. This maximizes your time reduces lines and gives you and the kid a break during the day and you will have a much more enjoyable day.
In other words it is so worth it to stay on resort.