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  • On May 17, 2009
    Alan from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our kids will be 6 and almost 8 next summer. Is this too early for them to really enjoy the parks? Will they be able to go on most of the rides? Thanks so much.

    Hi Alan!

    I can answer your question in relatively few words:

    Question one - is this to early?  Answer - Nope.

    Question two - will they be able to go on most rides.  Answer - Yup.

    Ok, I'm guessing you are looking for a bit more detail, so here it goes!  Your children are actually going to be a wonderful age to experience Disney next year.  Many Disney attractions have no height requirements, and they are both likely to meet the height requirements for the vast majority of those that have restrictions.  As an example, my oldest son is about to turn 7, and he just made the requirement for Rockin Roller Coaster, which many would say is among the biggest of the thrill rides throughout the parks.  Your kids will still be young enough to enjoy all the whimsy and fantasy of the Disney characters and parades, and old enough to anticipate, help plan and most importantly remember the wonderful memories you create as a family.

    As you can guess, I'm probably a bit biased, but I don't think there is a wrong or right age to enjoy Disney.  There are so many attractions, exhibits, special events and dining options, that everyone can plan a unique vacation that suits their interests.  Obviously a trip with a toddler is different from one with school-aged children (like yours) or that of a honeymooning couple, but they can all be magical nevertheless!

    Have a wonderful time planning!

    Tanya

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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