Mom And Son On Run
  • On Apr 30, 2011
    Tara Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    we will be arriving in florida on 8/5/11 and will have two children aged 3 and 8, which parks would cater for both ages without tantrums because one isn't allowed on.......getting a bit stressed with the

    Hi Tara!

    Generally speaking, a guest's ability to participate in a Walt Disney World attraction is completely based on height, though there are a few attractions were it is hard for very tall or very large guests to get into the ride vehicle.

    There is a page of travel tips for people with small children here.  On that page, you will see a button on the right hand side of the page that says "Height Requirements." Clicking on this link will bring up a PDF list of the attractions in all four theme parks and both water parks that have height requirements. If an attraction is not listed, it means that there is no height requirement and any size child can enjoy the ride.

    My two sons are 5 years apart in age and we never had a major problem with that, though there are definitely a few attractions in each park that only the oldest son could do, even today.  That said, I recommend visiting the Magic Kingdom for sure.  After that, I will say at those ages, one of my son's loved Epcot while the other loved Disney's Hollywood Studios.  However, Disney's Animal Kingdom is also another great choice for you to consider.

    By the way, even though there are is no height restriction, I do recommend caution with the 3D movie "It's Tough to be a Bug" in Animal Kingdom; a lot of very young guests are completely frighten by that attraction!

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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