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Downtown Disney

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Downtown Disney

We will be arriving around noon on our first day. Since we can't check in yet I was looking at leaving our bags at our resort and then going to the downtown Disney area. This is our first trip and I would love feedback on if this is a good idea. Our children will be 3&4 years old. What can we do at downtown Disney? How do we get there? We are staying at BLT. Is it free? Lastly, I was thinking after we walked around we would come back up to the Poly resort for the Ohana dinner. Or is there are great place to eat in the downtown area? Thank you!

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Not sure what BLT is but they will be able to tell you how to get to DTD. It is free as is the parking for it. Lots of places to eat right in DTD so unless you specially want to go to Ohana save time and eat in DTD.

There's also an area in DTD for the little ones, train they can ride on etc. - if I remember as you enter head to your right.

They can also play with the lego in the Lego store (that's to the left as you enter).

Edited: 02 January 2013, 19:54
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We always go to DTD on our arrival day , its great to look around

Assuming BLT is Bay Lake Towers you can take the Disney bus from the Contemporary to DTD , the transportation is free. There are lots of shops your children will love & not sure when you are going but if the weather is warm there is a water play area that all the kids love.

There is also a train ride they will like(chargeable) .

you could also take aThere are lots of great places to eat , if you have a look at this link you can see the various options


Edited: 02 January 2013, 19:55
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Downtown Disney has a lot of shopping and restaurants. As previous posters have stated, there are things for the kids to do, also.

As for restaurants, we like - Earl of Sandwich for counter service and Raglan Road for table service. Also a favorite for kids is T-Rex, which has a dinosaur theme, but it is very loud. They have a store attached where the kids can make there own stuffed animal dinosaur.

When are you going? We will also be staying at BLT in May:)

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Yes, BLT -Bay Lake Towers. We do not go until Nov, but I feel like I need all the time in between to plan, there is just so much, and we have never been. I'm glad to hear there are things to do or younger children. Thank you or the suggestions and links.

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In the evenings Disney also throws a family-friendly dance party at their DTD waterside pavilion- complete with zany DJ to lead your kids in the latest dance crazes and help them burn off energy so they can sleep well at night ;)

tons. of. FUN!

Edited: 02 January 2013, 20:56
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You might want to see this for more information:


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