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  • On Jul 17, 2023
    Paul from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family of seven are visiting on the 20th of July. We have people from four-42. which park would accommodate us all?

    Hiya, Paul, and welcome to planDisney! And Thank you for this fun question. Your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth is coming up in just a few days, so I hope you have your Mickey ears packed. Let's look at some options for the kids and kids-at-heart in your party so you can make some magical memories together.

    When Walt Disney envisioned his first theme park, he imagined a place where adults and children could have thrills and fun side by side. He dreamed of enjoying attractions and entertainment alongside his daughters, and the Disney theme parks embody his dream perfectly. All four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort will have plenty of activities for your group, but two stand out to me: Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Let me tell you why!

    Seeing Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park will elicit chills from the youngest and oldest guests, and it's the perfect backdrop for some photos to commemorate this special trip. From there, you can choose to experience iconic attractions like Dumbo the Flying Elephant and "it's a small world" as a group, but if some of the older thrill-seekers want to break away, they can hop on Space Mountain or enter the Grid on the new TRON Lightcylce / Run. You can enjoy entertainment like Mickey's PhilharMagic together, and everyone's eyes will twinkle watching the Festival of Fantasy parade. Cap off the day by watching the stunning fireworks during the Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular. 

    My second recommendation is Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Everyone can get up close with wild animals on Kilimanjaro Safaris. A bonus tip is to go first thing in the morning when the animals are most active. A hidden gem is to take the train to Rafiki's Planet Watch to take a free art class at The Animation Experience at Conservation Station and meander among goats and sheep at Affection Section. The Festival of the Lion King is a fabulous show, and you can't miss Pandora - The World of Avatar to ride Na-vi River Journey. The daring members of your group can go on a hunt for the Yeti on Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, and I recommend ending your day watching Finding Nemo: the Big Blue...And Beyond!

    Paul, some attractions at all four theme parks have height restrictions, so check the My Disney Experience Mobile App by tapping the location icon at the bottom of the screen and then choosing Attractions from the drop-down menu at the top. Next, tap Filter in the upper left and scroll to sort by theme park, age, and height. You can even choose All Ages to see a list of attractions your entire group can enjoy together. My tip is to explore these options before you arrive to help determine which theme parks will interest your group.

    I'm sending pixie dust and waving my magic wand, so your upcoming trip will exceed your dreams, Paul. Feel free to stop back by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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