• On May 25, 2019
    Brittany from TN 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.

    I'm coming to Magic Kingdom in July with a 3, 6, and 10 year old. What are the rides that will most appeal to my 10-year-old and where should we start so he doesn't get bored with the kiddie rides?

    Hi, there!

      Brittany, I'm so happy to hear you'll be visiting Magic Kingdom Park this July. You and your kiddos are sure to make lots of special memories together! 

     My three children are about the exact same ages as your trio, and I just love that there are so many family-friendly attractions that appeal to all of them. Immersive attractions with gentle, easy tracks are just as magical for my 9-year old as they are for my toddler! That said, my oldest certainly loves the thrill attractions at Magic Kingdom Park. I'm happy to give you some suggestions for your visit!

     When you arrive at Magic Kingdom Park, head straight for Fantasyland. Start with Seven Dwarfs Mine Train so your 10-year old can experience his first thrill of the day right off the bat. While you're in Fantasyland, be sure to ride The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mad Tea Party, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Barnstormer, Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, Peter Pan's Flight, and "it's a small world." By then your oldest may be ready for more mature fun, so hop on a doom buggy for a ride through Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square. Then, let your youngest play at the Laughin' Place (a play area designed for children under 40 inches tall) while your biggest kiddos get a chance to ride Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland. In Adventureland, the whole family can enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, and The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. Don't forget to visit Tomorrowland! I bet your oldest will love Tomorrowland Speedway, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, and Space Mountain. 

     Be sure to use Disney's Rider Switch for attractions that your little one is just too little for. This family-friendly service makes it possible for everyone in your family to experience thrill attractions without experiencing multiple wait times! 

     End your day with Happily Ever After. This nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park is perfect for all ages! An hour prior to show time, my family and I grab hot dogs, french fries, and lemonade from Casey's Corner. We picnic on the plaza garden while we wait for the show to begin, which is a great way to get my kids fed and secure a viewing spot at the same time!

     I hope this was helpful, Brittany. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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