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  • My wife and I along with our girls, 9 and 4, are going to WDW in 3 weeks! Pretty excited as my wife hasn't been in over 20 years and I've never been. We have the wrist bands and Fast pass+. Wanted to ask thoughts on the 3 must ride rides at all four parks?
  • - Asked by Chris from Connecticut on 12/24/2013
  • Merry Christmas Chris! I hope you are enjoying a magical holiday. If your wife has not been in twenty years she will find so many new and amazing things that have happened in the parks so it will almost feel like her first time too.

    It is tough to pick the top three attractions but here are some suggestions considering the ages of the girls.
    EPCOT: Soarin, Turtle Talk With Crush, Character Meet and Greet or Test Track. The youngest might not meet the height requirements for Soarin and Test Track so please be aware of that. The character meet and greet is one of the best where you can be in one line to meet most of the major Disney pals.

    ANIMAL KINGDOM: Safari, Lion King, then possibly Bugs Life. Expedition Everest and Dinosaur have height requirements and might not be good for the youngest as they are thrill rides.

    HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS: Toy Story Mania, then its a toss up. Rock n Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror again are thrill rides with height requirements. All family members do not have to sign up for the same fastpass attractions so you can split up if necessary. The youngest might still enjoy Disney Junior or you all might enjoy the Great Movie Ride or Muppets.

    MAGIC KINGDOM: Yikes this is the park where it really becomes difficult to choose just three attractions. Great family attractions are Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Fantasyland attractions will all have long lines with the most popular being Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, Belle, and Dumbo. Try to review the descriptions on the Disney website and discuss with the family how they would like to choose their fastpasses for the day. It is easier if you have more then one day planned at the Magic Kingdom so you can actually choose six during your trip. Head to the parks early so you can find the shortest lines of the day and the set up the fastpasses for later on.
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