Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jan 13, 2012
    Sherry from NC 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.

    We are fortunate to have a late in life son. He is going to be turning 10 yrs old soon. I am concerned that at his age there wont be plenty to keep him engaged, especially being a boy. What all 'is' available for this age group.

    Hi Sherry,

    I have a 12 year old son. He's been visiting WDW since the age of 2 and there's not one age that was better than the others. Of course, it was extra magical when he was young and running up to hug Winnie the Pooh.

    There will be plenty to keep your son thrilled with Walt Disney World. Here's some suggestions:

    Magic Kingdom-
    Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear (it's like a ride through video game), Monsters Inc. (he'll like the slapstick  humor), Tomorrowland Speedway, Haunted Mansion, roaming around Tom Sawyer Island (sit on a bench and let him have some freedom to explore the rope bridges and caves), Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and fireworks. My son still enjoys watching a parade while munching on popcorn!

    Animal Kingdom-
    Kilimanjaro Safaris, animal viewing trails, It's Tough to Be a Bug, Kali River Rapids, Primeval Whirl, Expedition Everest, and Dinosaur. Challenge him to find his favorite animal on the Tree of Life.

    Hollywood Studios-
    Tower of Terror, Rock 'n Roller Coaster, Star Tours, Indiana Jones, Lights Motors Action stunt show, Fantasmic, and building a souvenir light saber.

    Soarin', Test Track, The Seas with Nemo and Friends (aquarium), trying a different kind of candy in each country around World Showcase, and IllumiNations.

    Some of these attractions will depend on whether your son is a thrill-seeker or not. My son loves Expedition Everest but has not tried Tower or Terror yet.

    Don't underestimate the fun at your resort pool and arcade. These are always highlights of our son's visits to WDW. He also likes to ride the monorail and visit the water parks. You'll get a huge thank you for taking him to DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney - it's paradise for any video game fans.

    There's more to do with your son than you can possibly see in one visit!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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