Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jan 3, 2016
    Mallory from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My husband nor myself have ever been to Disney. We are taking our two kids( almost 8 & almost 2) in September and I am trying to book things in advance to illuminate any issues while we are on vacation. Please advise which parks are best for their ages

    Hi Mallory,

    A first Disney vacation - how wonderful!  I remember taking my Padawans for the first time when they were younglings.  And planning things ahead of time is excellent, so I’ll try to give you some hints.

    Regarding which parks would be best suited for your kids, Magic Kingdom Park would be the place to start, and for preschoolers, my recommendations would be “it’s a small world” and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. For your older one, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Pirates of the Caribbean. 

    At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, some favorites are Disney Junior Live on Stage! and Voyage of The Little Mermaid. You want to meet Darth Vader and Chewie at Star Wars Launch Bay. Become a Jedi at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple!

    You cannot miss Turtle Talk with Crush and The Seas with Nemo and Friends at Epcot, perfect for your little one, and Test Track and Mission: SPACE for your tween. And while the adults want to visit World Showcase, the Kidcot Fun Stops are perfect places to keep your kids entertained.

    Finally, Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is a family must see attraction, but we also love the Festival of the Lion King.

    For your little one, you may want to visit the Disney’s dedicated page for Traveling with Preschoolers   There’s also a dedicated page for tweens.  And the place to plan all of it, is My Disney Experience, your central hub to keep track of your dining and resort reservations, tickets and FastPass+.

    Now, have fun planning, but make sure to come back here for any other questions you may have.  I sense a great vacation in your future!

thumbnail image for Ricardo

Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.