• On Apr 30, 2018
    Melissa from VA 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.

    I am bringing 3 children. My 15 year old son, and 14 year old daughter feel like this is just a vacation for their 4 year old sister. What can I do to make this special for them too, while I have a 4 year old?

    Dear Melissa,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It is definitely a challenge to keep kids of different ages happy at the same time, but I am pleased to tell you that the Walt Disney World Resort is one place where that can definitely be done!

    I am not sure from your question if you are traveling with another adult or not, but if there is another adult traveling, you might consider splitting up occasionally so that your teens can choose some rides with a bit more "thrill" factor while your little one chooses some with a bit more "chill" factor. At their ages, if you are comfortable, the older two can actually move around the park independently also. You might consider that as an option.

    In terms of what fun you can make that is oriented to older kids, you might consider a special experience for each of them. Are they Star Wars fans? If so, perhaps Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire by ILMxLAB and The VOID at Disney Springs might be an awesome treat! Another idea might be to do a little experiment and have them try the "Beverly" at Club Cool at Epcot and let hilarity ensue. When riding attractions that have photos, plan ahead to pose for a silly ride photo, like pretending to sleep or "dabbing." There are lots of ways to make your trip to Walt Disney World Resort super fun for guests of all ages - I hope that you have a magical time!

    - Jan K.  
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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