• On May 6, 2018
    Barb from MI 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.

    My grandkids are 9 and 7....are they old enough for the new avatar rides

    Hi Barb!

    I'm happy to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation with your grandkids - what fun! Walt Disney World is a magical place for guests of all ages, and you will be making memories to treasure forever. I'm also excited to hear you'll be making a stop at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, and Pandora - The World of Avatar. Animal Kingdom's gorgeous newest land is home to two awesome attractions: Avatar Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey.

    When it comes to your grandchildren being able to experience certain attractions at Walt Disney World's theme parks, it's not about how old they are, but how tall they are. Na'vi River Journey is a mild boat ride, suitable for all ages and heights. Avatar Flight of Passage is more of a thrill ride, with a height restriction of 44 inches or taller. Flight of Passage lets guests experience the feeling of flight atop a mountain banshee in an amazing 3D ride through the Valley of Mo'ara - it's incredible! As long as your grandkids meet the height requirements, they'll be able to ride both of the attractions in Pandora - The World of Avatar.

    When you visit Pandora, make sure to check out Satu'li Canteen, a Quick Service restaurant with the most delicious, healthy food options I've found in the theme parks. I eat there every time I visit Animal Kingdom, sometimes more than once! My favorite is the Combination Bowl: Grilled Beef and Chicken, over Mixed Whole Grains and Rice, with Creamy Herb Dressing - SO GOOD.

    I hope you and your grandkids have an amazing time on your Walt Disney World vacation. Please let us know if you have more questions - we're happy to help! - Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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