• On Jul 22, 2017
    Rebecca from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello Disney Moms' I'm writing to ask for help and information regarding how to incorporate my 16 yr. old thrill seeker and my somewhat timid going to be 8yr. old at the time of our visit to Disneyland. I'd like to be able to include them both.

    Hi there, Rebecca! Thanks for trusting the Disney Parks Moms Panel to help you plan your visit to the Disneyland Resort!

    With so much to do and see, I truly believe there is something (more like MANY things) for everyone. My young daughter happens to be a big thrill-seeker, but she also loves calmer rides like Mad Tea Party and "it's a small world" just as much. It's the combination that makes visiting the Disneyland Resort so memorable for my family. My recommendation would be to begin your days riding attractions the whole family will enjoy. Start with classics like Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, and Peter Pan's Flight, and then venture into attractions with a few more thrilling elements. Pirates of the Caribbean is a great mix of thrills (a few drops and splashes) and calm, slow moving parts. Another option that might appeal to both children is Radiator Springs Racers. This attraction starts with a nice cruise through Radiator Springs and ends with a race to the finish line. Watching attraction ride-through videos online with your kids is a great way to prepare them in advance.  

    Then perhaps later in the day, you can let your teenager explore on their own while you and your youngest enjoy some entertainment. The older child can experience Space Mountain, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, California Screamin', and other thrill attractions, while your youngest might enjoy participating in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple or exploring the Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. Then of course you can all come together to enjoy dinner and some nighttime entertainment like Fantasmic!

    There is definitely no shortage of fun things to do, so I know you will have a truly magical visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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