• On May 16, 2016
    Latonya from AL 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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    Hello, we are planning a trip to Disney for the Labor Day weekend. I am trying to see what will be the best parks for us to visit. I have a two year old who is in love with Minnie and Mickey Mouse and then I have twelve year old who loves roller coasters.

    Welcome Latonya,

    Each of the four incredible theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort has options for incredible memories for your whole family. When planning for teenagers and preschoolers, there are a few things to keep in mind.

    Since you mentioned that you are visiting over Labor Day Weeknd, I will plan for three days. If you decide to add the Park Hopper option to your theme park admission, then you would have the opportunity to visit all four theme parks in one weekend. If you are hoping to dedicate each day to a different theme park, then I would visit Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

    Magic Kingdom Park offers something for everyone! With a mountain range for your 12-year old, and magical character interactions for your younger child, plus dining experiences, parades, Wishes Nightime Spectacular, and so much more, this is a must-visit.

    At Disney's Hollywood Studios, test your singing chops at Frozen Singalong Celebration, stay on target with Toy Story Mania!, sing and dance with Disney Junior Live on Stage! Then experience the thrills of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. Star Wars fans will find all kids of excitement here.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is home to Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, sure to be a highlight for your coaster-loving tween. Your little one will love the Affection Section at Rafikis Planet Watch. 

    Wishing you many magical memories,


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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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