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  • On Oct 9, 2023
    Andy from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This might be strange, and I understand that there is "something for everyone" but is five years old too young for a child at Disney parks? What is the high restrictions for most rides?

    Hi Andy! You’ve brought a great question to us today! As a “Disney Dad” of three boys who “grew up” in the Disney Parks, I can start this answer by sharing that five years old is definitely not too young for kids to have an amazing experience at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks!

    My twin sons were two years old the first time that we took them to the Disney Parks! From the resort hotel pool to character dining, and many attractions to enjoy in the parks, the boys had a great first visit (and many more after)! They loved Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, Buzz Lighyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Peter Pan’s Flight, “it’s a small world,” Mickey’s Philharmagic, The People Mover, and Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid! And that’s just Magic Kingdom!

    The height requirements for every ride at all four Disney Parks are listed on the Walt Disney World Resort website. In fact, this convenient link will take you to a full listing of all the attractions! I hope you find this planning tool to be helpful!

    Andy, I found that my kids really enjoyed the resort hotel pools! Many resort hotel pools offer slides, water features, and even a smaller child’s water play area! Another joy was Character Dining! My kids loved The Lion King! So, we would book a dining experience featuring characters from that movie! 

    Thanks for coming to planDisney, Andy! Please send us more questions as you think of them!

    Happy Planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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