• On Jan 21, 2018
    Tiffany from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I’m planning a birthday trip for my soon-to-be 6 yr old. We’re visiting Magic Kindgom and Animal Kingdom. With FastPass, at MK is Avatar Flight of Passage suitable for this age or Na’vi River Journey? This is our first theme park.

    Hi Tiffany,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom are excellent choices for your son given his age. What a way to celebrate his birthday!

    As you plan your expedition to Pandora - The World of Avatar, I definitely suggest that you get a Fast Pass+ for Avatar Flight of Passage. It is AMAZING and I think your son would love it. Be advised that Fast Pass+ selections for that attraction get gone fast, so be sure to make one as soon your Fast Pass+ selection window opens. Try each day of your trip if your first desired date has no Fast Pass+ availability. If your son likes thrill rides, also try Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Be sure to check the height requirements on both rides. On our first trip with the girls, one of them was just barely 40 inches tall and a cast member checked her height at Soarin'. Luckily, she made it!

    At Magic Kingdom, I would suggest Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Splash Mountain (check the refurbishment dates for this one). Other cool rides at Magic Kingdom are Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, Astro Orbiter and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. This past summer one of our girls was finally tall enough to drive by herself on Tomorrowland Speedway, so they both took off in their own cars - bittersweet moment but we still had a blast!

    Tiffany, decide which Fast Pass+ selections you want to make prior to the day your selection window opens, then, once the big day arrives, go online as soon as you can! 

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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