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Old 08-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Best activities for boys at disney world

We are taking our three year old daughter and two year old son to Disney world. Finding fun girl specific events is easy. I am wanting to do some special things with my little boy as well. What is your favorite boy activity at Disney?
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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You can take them on a surrey bike ride at one of the resorts.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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Pirates league

Do the pirates league at MK. It is reasonably priced, a ton of fun and lots of magical memories. We've done it 2x with our son and he loves it.
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One note on the Pirate's League, the little guy has to be at least 3 years of age. I was looking into it for my son and he's going to be too young when we go next year.

You might look into getting his hair cut at the Harmony Barbershop.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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There are so many things!!
Jedi Training Academy
Character meet and greets of favorite characters
Tom Saywer island
Pirates League
Innovations -tons of hands on exhibits for everyone
DisneyQuest games
Shooting Gallery in FrontierLand
Remote control boats outside of Jungle Cruise
Dino-Rama in AK
Boneyard in AK

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Old 08-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #6
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For those ages, my kids enjoyed the exact same things. Plus, there is so much to see and do in the parks, that we didn't do any extras (also due to the fact that they would fall asleep in our double stroller every afternoon, giving DH and I a chance to relax in the shade, grab a beer, and chat and wait for them to get some rest).

If this is their first time, I honestly would skip any extras. There is so much to see and do, and we take it slow and enjoy it all!

I do agree about Innoventions - plus it's air conditioned! Ever since our first trip as a complete family, my kids' favorite park is Epcot! It is so big that it rarely is crowded feeling, and they like Innoventions a ton! I always brought glow sticks for the stroller (and their wrists) so as it grew dark we could easily keep an eye on them (plus dressed them in similar colors when I could).

We also kept to a similar schedule on vacation, so would go back to the resort in time for baths and they would usually be asleep by 8 or 9. I would soon follow!!!

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I have twin boys turning 3 during our trip. We are doing the pirate and pals fireworks cruise. My boys are pirate-crazed and under-3 are free! It's late, past usual bedtime, but we are doing it our last night so we don't have to get up super early the next day.
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Many of the mentioned things are toooo much for a two year old. Honestly, he is TWO. The parks are way more than is needed to keep him totally engrossed the whole time. He will be happy just spending time with you. Look for some of the toddler themed play areas, the bigger playgrounds are too big and over run with bigger kids. Spend some down time at the resort at the pool or just let him run around there. Take a boat ride over to FW and see the horse. Disney Quest is not really geared to younger kids and MOST stuff will be over his head. two he is happy doing what his sister does, he could not care less if it's "girl" stuff or not. Until they learn they are not suppose to....little boys like the princess stuff.
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Our first family trip was when my oldest son just turned two. We didn't do anything extra besides get an autograph book and have him meet some characters. Touring the park seemed to be more than enough. He started to really understand Disney at around four and that's when we started doing additional things like the Harmony Barber Shop in MK etc.

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We took DS last summer when he was 22 months. At the time, his favorite part was... the monorail, the boat to/from WL/MK, the one character meal (Chef Mickey's), the Disney Jr show at DHS, the Nemo ride at Epcot and... his MOST favorite... the little bitty water slide (with a tube) at Typhoon Lagoon. He waited in line to ride it EIGHT times back to back. He was the tiniest one we saw riding it and the lifeguards took special care/extra time to make sure he was safe. Nearly gave me a heart attack every time though (I'm an overly anxious mama).
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yeah- 2yo is too young for most of that stuff. Your son will have a blast just seeing everything... no need for doing "special" stuff, as just BEING at WDW is special.

My twins were 2.5 on our trip last april and they loved it- but we didn't go out of our way with speical things- other than a few character meals, meet & greets, etc. They only went on a few rides (dumbo, small world, pooh) and were happy as could be.

the dino boneyard at AK was a favorite... the playground at Epcot... all fun things to do after lunch to get the wiggles out.

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I'd say do a character meal if you want to do something special for a boy. Maybe Chef Mickey's? There's a ton of "boy" activities at WDW, but I think he is too young at 2 years old. I agree, though, if it's a first trip he will have fun doing everything and you will probably have a better time if you aren't too bogged down with "scheduled extras."
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by GoldieLocks5 View Post
the dino boneyard at AK was a favorite... the playground at Epcot... all fun things to do after lunch to get the wiggles out.
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