• On Mar 22, 2018
    Nancy from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I'm planning our first ever Disney Vacation and have no clue where to start. One of my biggest concerns is that I have 2 teenagers (a 16 and a 14 years old) and a toddler (4 years old). I want for the 3 of them to have fun and enjoy everything.

    Hiya, Nancy! You and I have opposites - my oldest daughter is 10 years older than my younger two, and I was always worried when we went anywhere that the things the littles wanted to do were not going to be fun for my older daughter. While the younger kids were all about "it's a small world" and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, my oldest wanted to blast away on Space Mountain.

    The best part of Walt Disney World is that there is something for everyone. There were enough attractions, like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion that we could all ride together, none of the kids minded waiting if their siblings wanted to do something else. There were many times where my oldest daughter would take one of her sisters and I'd take the other, or all three would ride together, and we all had fun.

    In your case, I would say your two older children should be able to enjoy some attractions on their own. Splash Mountain, for example, is a great ride for your older two, and there is a small play area for little kids who aren't quite tall enough to ride. My little ones always loved looking for their big sister's "log" to come down on Splash Mountain, too.

    Spread out your day so you do a bit together and a bit apart!

    Have a great time!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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