• On Feb 10, 2018
    Chandra from OH 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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    My kids ages are 18, 14, and 5. The 5 year old tends to follow his older brothers around. Would a small drops thrill ride, like big thunder mountain railroad be too much for a 5 year old?

    Hi, there!

     Chandra, you are going to have the best time at the Walt Disney World Resort with your sons. I think it's so fun that your boys are in three different age groups! It will be super neat to watch them each experience the magic through different lenses. 

     I have two little guys, and I can certainly understand the dynamic of a younger son following an older son. Whether or not your 5-year old would enjoy a Small Drops Ride like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is really dependent on an individual basis. My youngest son is a thrill-seeker and my oldest is quite the opposite. During one visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, our 4-year old LOVED Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and our 6-year old really didn't care for it! We've found that the best way to prepare our biggest boy for thrill-type attractions is to watch videos online prior to our arrival. In previewing those attractions ahead of time, he can better gauge his personal willingness to give it a go. 

     If your little guy enjoys Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, be sure to try Seven Dwarfs Mine Train; it's our family-favorite attraction in Magic Kingdom Park! 

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Chandra. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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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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