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  • On Jun 4, 2011
    Crystal from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a 9 yr old & a 3 yr old. which parks would be the best to go to so both children can stay busy? Because of the differences in ages & thier size, I would hate for one child to get to ride all the rides & the other be left out. Thank you.

    Hi Crystal:

    I have two boys who have been going to Walt Disney World since they were infants.  I'm not sure how long you plan to stay at Walt Disney World, but if you have four or more days there, I would make an effort to visit all four theme parks.  There are attractions for all ages at all of the theme parks.  While we have fun at all of the four theme parks, the one park we never can go wrong with to satisfy both of my childrens' tastes is Magic Kingdom.   The Park is big, consisting of several different themed sections.  It's hard to run out of things to do at the Park.  If I had to skip one Park due to time constraints, it would likely be Animal Kingdom.  While the Park is fun for all ages, my feeling is that Animal Kingdom's attractions appeal to either older or younger Guests, with less of a more universal appeal to a mix of ages. 

    Also, as you suspect, some attractions have height restrictions. To that end, consider taking advantage of Rider Swap on select attractions. Rider Swap allows guests with youngsters too small or hesitant to ride a certain attraction to take turns riding the ride. The guest waiting with the child can then "swap" with the other adults in their party to ride the attraction without waiting on line again.

    Enjoy your vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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