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    Lightbulb I need some hints and Tips!!!

    Hello i'm going to WDW for the first time in Jan w/my 9 yr old son,Sister in law,niece,and my husband..

    I want to know what a nine yr old would really like and must see attactions for him!!

    Also, anything else anyone may have good advice on.

    We're stay at French Quarters would love to know how the hotel is..

    And lastly has anyone used the airport pick up??

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    Ohhhh, i could go on and on what your 9 year old would like.
    A few of the Must rides;
    Splash Moutain; Space Moutain; Buzz Lightyear; Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; Pirates of the Carribbean; The Haunted Mansion and the list goes on and on.....

    I'm certain that some other members can inform you some more. Hope you have a wonderful time, which i know that you will......
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    Kidcot fun Stops, the Passport that they have in Epcot

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    I have used MAgicalExpress, if that is what you are talking about. I thought it worked pretty well.
    I have never stayed at French Quarter - so I can't tell you anything about that.
    As for the 9 year old - is he a roller coaster fan?
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    He loves Roller Coasters,But i heard that the rock n roller coaster is going down for rehab in Jan. We're going from Jan 14-20.

    Can anyone also tell me how the weather and crowds are at that time of year??

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    Most 9 year olds will love everything in the MK. As far as R&RC going down for rehab in January I have not seen anything official yet.
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    I would really recommend getting Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2006 or 2007 (don't know if 2007 is out yet.) It's great for first timers! I get them every year! They tell you anything you could possibly want to know. It gives you a discription of all rides, attractions, stores, restaurants and a lot of planning tips! For example: January averages 2.3 inches of rainfall, has an average high temperature of 71 and a low of 49. The first week of January has average attendance, but the 2nd week of January-the 1st week of February has low attendance and you can expect shorter lines and lower wait times for restaurants!

    At Magic Kingdom, I suggest: Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, & Splash Mountain. I would stay away from It's a Small World, The Hall of Presidents, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

    The first time I went to WDW, I was about 13 and Epcot was my least favorite part. I would try to schedule a break for him or maybe less time at Epcot. Also, the first few times we went, we just breezed through World Showcase without stopping in each country to see the live entertainment, rides, or cool stores! That may help, too. I would recommend Test Track, The Living Seas, and you can decide whether he is old enough for Mission Space(you are the only one who can judge that! There is now a less intense version.) Most 9 year olds are video game freaks, so spend some time at Innoventions; they have brand new video games for him to play!

    At Disney Studios: Rock 'n' Rollercoaster(if it's open), Tower of Terror, Fantasmic!, Star Tours, "Lights, Moters, Action! Extreme Stunt Show." He may or may not like the Muppet-Vision 3D.

    At Animal Kingdom: Kilimanjaro Safaris is a must for every age! If he's an animal lover, Rafiki's Planet watch is a place to get up close to animals. It's Tough to be a Bug! is good for a 9 year old. Dinosaur is pretty intense, so you may have to judge that for yourself, too. Almost forgot Expedition Everest! Primeval Whirl is fun, but I must point out that for the average height woman (I'm 5'6") it can be painful as it bangs you into the bar in front of your chest (Ouch!) so you may want to let him ride with your husband.

    If you have the time (usually if you're staying for 7 days) or if it rains one day, take some time to go to Disney Quest. He will LOVE it! Also, if you're willing to spend some money on it, I would really recommend Cirque Du Soleil! It's amazing! Adults and kids alike will be entertained!

    If you have anymore questions, let me know! I hope you have a great time! Oh, and don't forget to pick up that book! It's about $17 at any bookstore! I've also used the Passporter Walt Disney World.
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