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Traveling With Kids - Other Children's Activities

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Grand Adventures in Cooking

Cost:

$19.95 per child, 24-hour cancellation policy

Days Offered:

Tuesday, Friday from 10:00am-11:45am.

Duration:

~ 2 hours

Location:

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Mouseketeer Club

Park Admission Required?

No

Restrictions:

Must be between 3 and 10 years of age (must be potty trained, and no pull-ups).  (Note:  Adults can NOT go along!)

Itinerary:

This is a supervised activity in which the children will decorate their own apron and chef's hat.  Then, after a story time, they do some supervised cooking then enjoy the snacks.

What they actually make can change from day to day, but deserts (such as cookies, worms in dirt, and strawberry shortcake) and snacks are typical.

After the kids sample their own creations, they share the results with any guests that are near the Mouseketeer club (so, parents, this is your chance to enjoy the food, too.)

Junior Chef Kitchen

Cost:

Free (sponsored by Nestlé's), first-come first-served sign-up.

Days Offered:

See Park Guidemap for Days and Times

Duration:

~ 1/2 hour

Location:

Epcot, the Land Pavilion, Sunshine Season Food Fair

Park Admission Required?

Yes

Restrictions:

Must be between 3 and 10 years of age.

Itinerary:

Usually this program runs only through Food & Wine and is very popular with children, but according to MousePlanet reader, Norma, the program will be run though the entire year in 2002.

Children from ages 3-10 make the batter (for Nestlé's Toll House Cookies, of course) from scratch, pop the batter onto cookie sheets, then bake the cookies.

All of the kids get their own chefs hat to wear as they make up the cookies and, of course, the kids get to sample the results of their labor, too.

Pirate Adventure Cruise

Cost:

$24.95 per child, 24-hour cancellation policy

Days Offered:

Monday, Thursday from 10:00am-12noon.

Duration:

2 hours

Location:

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Marina

Park Admission Required?

No

Restrictions:

Must be between 3 and 10 years of age (must be potty trained, and no pull-ups).  (Note:  Adults can NOT go along!)

Itinerary:

This "tour" is a supervised activity.  The children ride in a boat that departs from the Grand Floridian to various "ports of call" (other marinas around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake) to search for pirate treasure!

During the cruise, the children are told "The Legend of Gasparilla," a real pirate that plied the waters around Florida a couple of centuries ago.  Gasparilla, legend says, buried untold amounts of treasure on Florida's coasts.

A snack and lunch (PB&J) is provided, and the kids get to keep some of the buried treasure that they recover during the voyage.

Tusker House "Schoolroom Lunch"

Cost:

$16.95 per adult, $8.95 per child.

Days Offered:

Ask at WDW-DINE (at last report, this program was only in a test phase, so it may or not be available in the future).

Duration:

Approximately 1 1/2 hours (but may vary).

Location:

Tusker House, Animal Kingdom

Park Admission Required?

Yes

Restrictions:

None

Itinerary:

This is a themed lunch is served family style at the table.  (Note: You will likely be seated at tables with other folks unless you have a very large party.)

"Streetmosphere" characters, including a floor show of African musical performers and dancers, provide the entertainment.

Several group games are played as well, pitting one part of the audience against the other.

The meal itself includes salads, vegetables, and African dishes as well as fried chicken and macaroni and cheese for the less adventurous.  Brownies, cake, and pie round out the meal.

Wonderland Tea Party

Cost:

$24.95 per child, 24-hour cancellation policy

Days Offered:

Monday-Friday at 1:30pm

Duration:

2 hours

Location:

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 1900 Park Fare restaurant

Park Admission Required?

No

Restrictions:

No age restriction, Adults can stay with the child(ren).

Itinerary:

This is a snack with a story time, hosted by the characters from "Alice in Wonderland."  The children will also be given the opportunity to decorate and eat their own cupcake.

 

 

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