Listener questions and a discussion with Angie Muma on Hollywood Studios.  We break down the Hollywood Studio attractions by preschool, grade school, and tween / teen /adult and give our picks in each category.  Also, we need your opinions on Hollywood Studios dining.

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Listener Questions

Q1 from Keith:
We are going to WDW  in November.  Do you have any information on pet day care for those of us that travel with  dogs?  We are going for 10 days.  Any good ideas on things to do for the length of time we are spending?

Answer –
Disney does have pet care.  Yes.  It is called Best Friends Pet Care –  https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/guest-services/best-friends-pet-care/  If you are staying at Fort Wilderness Campgrounds you can have a dog with you according to All Ears.  Other considerations are staying off-property.  You can search for homes to rent that would allow pets or some of the Universal Orlando hotels allow pets.  Hard Rock Hotel is one.

For 10 days in November some great things to do are to:

  • Resort hop and check out the Christmas decorations and Gingerbread Houses
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
  • Rent a golf cart over at Fort Wilderness and explore the decorations that campers put up.
  • Food and Wine Festival runs until November 14th in 2016.

Q2 from Maritza:
We are getting ready for our very first Walt Disney World trip in September.  It is a surprise for our 11-year-old daughter. Any tips on how to do the  reveal? We want to do it the morning of.

Answer-
Angie has an eleven-year daughter and got some suggestions from her.

  • Don’t just blurt out the destination first thing in the morning.  Allow some wake-up time.
  • Angie’s daughter thought a scavenger hunt is good for younger ages, not for an 11-year-old.
  • Try having the luggage out in the living room for your daughter to discover on her own when she wakes up.
  • Create a countdown calendar, but have the days say ZERO.
  • Create a Mickey breakfast.  Mickey pancakes, plate anything circular (bananas, oranges, etc) as a Mickey head on the plate.  This lets the wheels turn in her head.

Hollywood Studios
Our picks for each age group.

Preschool

  • Disney Junior Live on Stage
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Grade School

  • Jedi Training Academy
  • Tower of Terror
  • For The First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Star Tours

Tweens / Teens / Adults

  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Tower of Terror
  • Star Tours
  • The Great Movie Ride

Nightime
Both Fantasmic! And the fireworks are both great and should be seen.

Dining
Hollywood and Vine is fun for families with small children.  We haven’t eaten much in this park other than counter service.  We would love to hear your dining experiences.

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