BG: My husband and i went to WDW in May 2016. It was just the two of us then, this time- May 2020- we’re adding our 2 year old, 4 mo old, and my MIL. When we went, FOP was closed and Pandora wasn’t a thing yet.
How essential is it to see Pandora after dark? We’d like to have the 2 yo back to the hotel by 7, 7:30 at the latest. If necessary, we can send MIL back with the 2 year old to put him to bed, and husband and i can hang back to see whatever after dark things are amazing.
Thoughts on Rafiki’s Planet Watch with a very active 2 year old? It looks like it’s a lot of reading and older-young kid activities. I think he might be too young to appreciate it fully and i’m not sure it’s worth it for the chunk of time it’ll take to go there.
2 yo loves birds. Flights of Wonder was a thing when we went, and we really enjoyed it. I think he would have really enjoyed that show too. Does UP! A great bird encounter really compare? If we had to choose one bird thing to check out, which is better, UP! or Winged Encounters?
As mentioned, he doesn’t love to sit still unless he’s watching Frozen or Cars. Is it even worth checking out FotLK or Nemo? We personally enjoyed Nemo more than FotLK, but it sounds like general consensus from others is that a 2 yo would enjoy FotLK more. And i don’t think we’ll have time for both.
We’d really like to prioritize FOP and Pandora things. My MIL is flexible and willing to stay with the 2 yo while my husband and i do rides. She’s 66 and doesn’t enjoy roller coasters, but would probably enjoy more mild rides. So “no” to EE, but maybe a “yes” to Navi’s River thing and FOP? I haven’t been on either of those, so i’m asking. We’ll do Rider Switch with those if they’re worth it.
What are your favorite pandora things? What would be cool for a 2 yo to do at AK? I was initially planning on doing all the trails (Gorilla Falls, Kilimanjaro, and Majarajah) but could sacrifice Gorilla and/or Majarajah.
Sorry for the 1000 questions and wordiness. It’s a lot more challenging to trip plan for a 2 yo and a MIL than just DH and I, esp when MIL has no idea what she’d enjoy. All thoughts welcome and appreciated.