Answering questions from kids – PREP071

I asked podcast listeners to have their kids submit questions for a podcast episode and today I'm answering many of the questions that were sent in.

I also have a quick tip on a free souvenir that you can get on Disney transportation.

These are notes from this episode. There's much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

Answers to questions submitted by kids

Which restaurants are best for kids?
Most Disney World restaurants are good for kids, but character meals are often the most fun since you get to meet characters while eating.

How do the bracelets work?
MagicBands at Disney World use RFID chips that allow you to scan them to get into the parks, to go on rides with FastPass+, and get ride photos.

What is the most fun restaurant at Disney World?
It's hard to pick just 1, but I'd say Chef Mickey's is my favorite pick for most people.

What is there for teens to do at Disney World?
Episode 53 is about doing Disney World with older kids which might be helpful. With older kids, I like Boardwalk-area hotels, adding Universal to a Disney World trip, and including them in the planning.

If my mom can't get Anna and Elsa FastPass+, what is the best way to see them? Also, what is the best way to meet Belle?
Be sure to check The Dibb for FastPass+ availability and read my article on how to get difficult FastPass+ reservations. If you still can't get a FastPass+, I'd suggest showing up for Extra Magic Hours to meet them or just meeting them first thing on a regular park hours day.

There are 3 places to meet Belle: in the France section of the World Showcase (where she's in her blue and white dress), at Akershus, and at Enchanted Tales with Belle.

Have they updated the Magic Kingdom pirate scavenger hunt or Perry the Platypus Epcot scavenger hunt since March 2014?
A Pirate's Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas takes place in the Adventureland section of Magic Kingdom and hasn't changed much. Agent P's World Showcase Adventure at Epcot had its technology upgraded in June 2014 from clamshell phones to smartphones.

How do they keep the bugs and rodents out of Disney World?
Disney World Cast Members spray twice a day to try to keep mosquitoes away. Here's an article with more info that might be useful.

If I want to get a job at Disney World, how would I do that?
You can participate in the Disney College Program or just search for openings on DisneyCareers.com.

How do people get lost in Disney World?
Kids should try to stay close to parents at all times, but if they get lost, they should look for a Cast Member as they are trained to deal with lost children.

Parents should find a way to make sure their cell phone number is on their child, such as a temporary tattoo or dog tag.

Quick tip of the day

Transportation cards are free souvenirs that you can get from Cast Members on the monorails, boats and buses. Not all will have them, but it doesn't hurt to ask since sometimes they will have them to give out.

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Hello Shannon. I am Grace and Alexis mom. Thank you for answering their questions. All of us listen to your podcast and it’s made planning our first family trip so much fun.

Hi Shannon! Love everything you do with your podcast and on this site. I’m a major fan! My husband and I have 2 young daughters (3 and 1) and we are taking them to Disney World this March (first trip!), along with my parents. I never comment but you said the Magic Bands are not currently being used to locate lost children. A few days ago I noticed that my youngest daughter was on our Magic Band list and I called Disney because I didn’t think she would get one because she isn’t 3 yet, and I wanted to clarify.… Read more »
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