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  • On Jan 5, 2010
    Kimberly 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.

    I have two boys age 12 and almost 15. We're planning on visiting over spring break. Are they too old? If not, which theme park do you recommend for their entertainment. Also, we may be bringing my husbands 2 1/2 yr old Grandson along...

    Hi Kimberly! First, your boys are absolutely NOT too old for Disney World!

    Second, I'd like to ask you a few questions. Your answers would determine which Park I would suggest to you. Is this your first trip to Disney World? How many days do you plan on spending in the Parks?

    If this is your first trip, then you must visit the Magic Kingdom! Your sons would enjoy Space Mountain, Splash Mountain and Thunder Mountain. There are plenty of rides that your husband's grandson would enjoy.

    If you've visited the Magic Kingdom before, then I would recommend either Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS) or the Animal Kingdom (AK). My teenagers rate DHS as their favorite Park. It features Rock 'n' Rollercoaster and the Tower of Terror. In addition, there are several stunt shows that teen boys enjoy. The kicker is, if your grandson joins you, there aren't a lot of ride options for him at DHS. There are a couple shows he can watch, but I think he'd enjoy a different Park more.

    So, if you will have a toddler with you and have already experienced the Magic Kingdom before, then I'd head to Disney's Animal Kingdom. For teens, AK has Expedition Everest (roller coaster) and Kali River Rapids. Everyone in our family enjoys the Safari. A toddler would likely find the many animal exhibits to be exciting, he could ride the safari and much more. 

    Please feel free to send me follow-up questions if I can help you further. 

    Thanks and I hope your family gets to experience Disney's magic this Spring Break! 

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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