Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 28, 2015
    Jayne from CT 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 wanted to know which parks have the most amount of rides available for his age (4)/size (42"). & what the expected wait times are? Im wondering if I should wait until he is a bit older. I can't see him patiently waiting for over 30 minutes for

    Hello Jayne and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    My youngest daughter was four the first time we went to the Walt Disney World Resort and I can assure you that with planning your son with have a magical time. But, do you know who will have a better time? YOU! There is nothing better than seeing the Disney Parks through the eyes of a child. Every park has attractions designed for the young and young at heart. However, in my opinion, the Magic Kingdom is the best park for a child of your son's age and stature.

    As for wait times, they are highly dependent on the time of year you go. There are a number of websites with fairly accurate crowd calendars. I would recommend either or  Also, if you are intent on reducing your wait times I suggest you get a copy of the book "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World." It is filled with a ton of great information and includes touring plans designed to reduce your wait times.

    Here is something else to consider- many of the attractions at the Magic Kingdom have amazing interactive waiting areas. Our favorite is Dumbo the Flying Elephant. This attraction provides a buzzer much like you would receive at a restaurant while waiting for a table. Then, you and your little one can enjoy the immense indoor playground while waiting for your flight.

    I hope this helps with your planning.

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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