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  • On Jan 13, 2022
    Latianna from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What Disney parks are more geared towards 5 ur olds

    Hi Latianna,
    Welcome to planDisney!  As an elementary music teacher and mom of two, I believe five is a great age to visit The Walt Disney World Resort.  Five is imaginative. Five is curious. Five is active.  Five is magical.  In my experience, there's something for five-year-olds to enjoy at each of the four theme parks, but I will rank them here according to my own experience and let you make the final choice about the five-year-old in your life. 

    1. Magic Kingdom Park
    With iconic views of Cinderella Castle and over 25 attractions with no height restriction, Magic Kingdom park is what most kids picture when they think of Disney World. Most five-year-olds are big enough to enjoy thrills like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and their imaginations soar on classic attractions like Dumbo the Flying Elephant. My five-year-olds spent hours exploring Tom Sawyer Island and talking pirate after a ride on Pirates of the Caribbean.  Seeing characters at Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and fireworks at Disney Enchantment will leave any five-year-old speechless, and you know that's a feat!       

    2. Disney's Animal Kingdom Park
    Our whole family enjoys spotting animals on Kilimanjaro Safaris.  Giraffes, lions, and hippos are some of my daughter's all-time favorite character sightings.  My son always requests a visit to The Boneyard where he can slide, dig, and climb his way to discovery.  Both kids are still working on becoming Senior Wilderness Explorers.  This self-guided scavenger hunt takes young Guests all around the theme park, learning and earning badges.  The new Disney KiteTails show offers a fun, colorful respite during a busy park day.        

    3. Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Toy Story and Star Wars fans come out to play in immersive lands that bring this park to life for kids.  Kids can score high at Toy Story Mania! and fly high on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.  Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway is a new family favorite that puts families in the middle of a cartoon.       

    4. EPCOT
    Elsa, Anna, Nemo, and Remy anchor this park in kids' memories.  Frozen fans adore Frozen Ever After, animated sea creatures appear in a real aquarium setting in The Seas with Nemo and Friends, and the new Remy's Ratatouille Adventure is delicious fun for the whole family. 

    A day at the parks requires a lot of walking for little legs.  Whichever parks you choose to attend, Latianna, make sure to include some rest breaks. Take in a show.  Enjoy a snack.  Be sure to soak in the memories because five is also fleeting. 

    Choose magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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