• On Feb 5, 2017
    Sandra from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to Disneyworld with a 7 year old. Have to choose between Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. Which would he enjoy more? He is 46" tall so there is only one ride at each park that he can't go on. This is his first time.

    Hi Sandra,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I can imagine the anticipation in your household as your arrival date nears! One of our favorite trips occurred when our girls were 7-years old. 

    We love Disney's Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. So this is a tough question! Some of our favorite attractions at Animal Kingdom include Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, Dinosaur, and The Festival of the Lion King Show. If you do Animal Kingdom, I also suggest making a Dining Reservation for The Rainforest Cafe. 

    Hollywood Studios, however, is just as spectacular. My girls are huge Star Wars fans, so they love Star Tours - The Adventures Continue and Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple. If your son is a Star Wars fan, he might be intrigued to join the Jedi Training Academy where he can learn to use the Force. To sign-up, I suggest that you arrive at the park before the park opens and, once the park opens, take your son immediately to the sign-up location at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost. I trust that he will defeat Darth Vadar and the Seventh Sister Inquisitor!

    The choice is yours new recruits. May the Force Be With You!

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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