Mom And Son On Run
  • On Dec 6, 2011
    Peggy from SD 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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    I am taking my grandkids (ages 13&10) to WDW 12/21-12/27. This is their first visit to any of the Disney parks. What is the first thing you would recommend for children of this age? We are staying at the All Star Music Resort, have 5 day PHP & M.

    Welcome to the Moms Panel Peggy!

    What a cool Grandmother you are to take your grandkids to Disney World!  I am going under the assumption that your grandkids are thrill-seekers so here is what I'd recommend as "must dos" at the parks:

    Magic Kingdom
    Space Mountain
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    Haunted Mansion
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Astro Orbiter
    Splash Mountain
    Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin - yes - even for big kids & adults

    Test Track
    Mission: Space - make sure you read the attraction info on this - the spinning side is intense
    Sum of All Thrills at Innoventions

    Hollywood Studios
    Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
    Tower of Terror
    Toy Story Mania!
    Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
    Star Tours
    Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

    Animal Kingdom
    Expedition Everest
    Kali River Rapids
    Primeval Whirl
    Kilimanjaro Safaris

    Downtown Disney
    Characters in Flight

    I always recommend Magic Kingdom as the first park to visit. Its the first park that opened at Walt Disney World & there is just something extra special about it.

    Click here for a list of dining suggestions for teens & tweens.

    I'm limited in space but happy to make any other suggestions if you need them. We're thrilled to assist you!  Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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