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  • On Jan 29, 2011
    Brandi from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip this year, my older daughter is 9 now but will be 10 later this year. Is there any attractions that differ once she turns 10, that we should wait?

    Hi Brandi!

    I too have a 10 year old (soon to be 11), and honestly, I can't recall any park attractions that differ based on an age. Most ride requirements will be by height, rather than age.

    One Disney restaurant is restricted to adults and children age 10 and up: Victoria & Alberts. This gourmet experience is at the only Disney restaurant with an age restriction.

    One notable change however, is that Disney World child ages range from 3 to 9. For park tickets, dining plans, etc a child will be come an adult at age 10 (and therefore require high-priced tickets and/or meal plans). If this could be a factor in your budge, you may want to consider visiting before your daughter turns 10. In fact, there is even a Special Offer at Disney right now: Kids age 3 to 9 Stay and Play free. If the dates work for you, it could be a great way to save some money on your vacation!

    Of course, you know your daughter best - so you may also want to consider her personality.  I know my son enjoys some rides more now, than when he was younger BUT the exact opposite is true too! One of the most wonderful things about Walt Disney World for our family is that there is an ever-changing host of activities for ALL ages.

    Hope this helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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