Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 9, 2012
    Keith from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Kay - you said you have a 3 year old grandson. My grandson is coming to Disney World and is the same age. He loves animals - is the Animal Kingdom a good place to take young children or is it more for adults and older kids?

    Hi Keith!  I actually have two grandsons and one granddaughter now and they all love the Animal Kingdom park at Walt Disney World!

    This park has a large variety of attractions for children and adults of all ages to enjoy.  Animals can be a common link for the ages and the wonderful Kilimanjaro Safari ride will make you feel like you are truly on the savannahs of Africa. There are enough animals as you drive along that will keep a three year old mesmerized and happy.

    Other fun things to do with this age group includes Rafiki's Planet Watch. Little boys especially will love to take the short train ride to reach this destination that is accessible only by the train. Once you are there let him pet and brush the resident goats and sheep and watch some of the other animals housed there. Inside there will be character meet and greets and the adults really enjoy the vet work being done that they can watch behind a glass wall. The Disney vet will explain what is happening and why and after come out and answer questions. There are often naturalists for the kids to talk to and they usually have some sort of exotic animal for them to touch and learn about.

    Back to the main area of the park be sure and stop for a show of the Lion King. Young children will love the music and colors and action that this show uses and it is by far my favorite Disney show in all of the parks. Take a short hike on the Pangani Forest trail to see the gorillas or the Maharajah Jungle Trek to see the tigers. Other great young guest attractions are the Triceratops Spin and Finding Nemo show. The Boneyard is a super place for the little ones to run off energy and have some fun independent time.

    Some of the other attractions might be a bit scary or too long or have height requirements but as you can see there is plenty to do for the younger guests at the Animal Kingdom Park!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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