What rides and foods are must do for IoA?

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  1. sithlord

    sithlord Earning My Ears

    Apr 26, 2009
    Its me, DW, DS9, DS7. Me and DW have been about 15 years ago, but kids have never been. Help as this trip was decided recently and i have only a week to plan. I hate not planning several months in advance.
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  3. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

    Apr 21, 2003

    look at the website for ioa.
    read up on the rides and eateries to see what would fit the desires of your family.

    things that i would not miss might not be of the same interest to your family.

    for me, mystic fountain i can spend an hour at watching and listening.
    spiderman, the super heros parade for meet and greet, cat in the hat ride,
    Dr Doom..........

    confisco grille, blondies are places i alway eat at.
  4. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

    Jan 1, 2001
  5. Metro West

    Metro West <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue> Moderator

    Apr 12, 2005
    I think everything except the Sinbad stunt show is a must do and as far as food goes...my vote will always be for Thunder Falls Terrace.
  6. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    But with sons of ages 7 and 9, that stunt show might be fun. My son loved it at 7, that's for sure! And I just asked him, and he said YEAH enthusiastically when I asked if he wanted to see it again, saying "I LOVED IT". He's 8 now.

    Only thing DS hasn't enjoyed at the parks is Poseidon's Fury. Oh and the entrance of FearFall got to him, but it was a weird misty-ish day and he is sensitive to things creeping him out. But it was OK; I wasn't ready to ride that, either, and he certainly wasn't going to ride it alone. :)

    Everything else that he has been tall enough for he's wanted to ride and has loved! (though we ignore the acromantulas on Forbidden Journey)

    And on our upcoming trip, he'll be tall enough for *everything*. Whimper.

    We're vegetarian so our food likes might be different than others. Veggie burgers at Richter's are the fave of me and DH. DS loves the cheese pizza at the Studios in the kid's area. We all love the taste of the cheese pizza and salad at Sal's at Portofino, but we'll never get it to go again (they've forgotten us 2/3 of our visits...the last time quite drastically). DS cannot get enough cheese ravioli with pesto at Lombard's; so much so that he's been known to order a kid's portion then a full portion because it's so good, and on our last trip we went just for him while DH and I ordered coffee (we weren't in the mood for their food). And 2/3 of our visits have found us being madly in love with the veggie food at 3 Broomsticks.
  7. PALionKingfan

    PALionKingfan Mouseketeer

    May 30, 2012
    Food wise, there is nothing that is a must do in the park. I would recommend Bubba Gumps on the citywalk for dinner after you are done with the park. As for the rides, The Harry Potter and Spiderman rides are an absolute must do and should be done more than once. If you are not afraid to get wet then the Jurrasic Park ride is a must. If you into thrills then try the Hulk Coaster.
  8. gschmerl

    gschmerl <font color=red>Not ignored by the Tag Fairy any l

    Apr 10, 2000
    A must for us is eating at Mythos and saving room for the warm, gooey, chocolate banana cake dessert!
  9. schumigirl

    schumigirl It's a bit of a roodie doodie word for lady parts

    May 15, 2007
    Must do for us food wise is Confisco Grille and Thunder Falls for counter service.

    Ride wise.......almost everything is a must do.

    Have a look at the website and plan what you would love to go on, hope you have a great time :thumbsup2
  10. skmoore07

    skmoore07 Earning My Ears

    Nov 30, 2012
    AGREED...but I believe you have to make reservations
  11. Metro West

    Metro West <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue> Moderator

    Apr 12, 2005
    Not all of the time but it's recommended if it's a busy travel season. You can also walk up at 11am and you're usually seated right away...again if it's not busy.

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