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  • On Apr 19, 2016
    Christina from NY Asked

    Hi -- what are the must does for children aged 5-8 years old?

    Hey, Christina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so excited to share the best thrills that Walt Disney World theme parks offer. Both my sons have loved these experiences since they were 5-years-old. Make sure to use FastPass+ (FP) service as much as possible to keep your wait times to a minimum. Here are my suggestions for a great trip. 

    You must enjoy all theme park parades, fireworks showcases and meet Disney Characters.

    Magic Kingdom Park
    *Seven Dwarfs Mine Train(ride at park opening)
    *Meet Anna and Elsa(FP+)
    *Splash Mountain(FPs+)
    *Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (FP+)
    *Peter Pan’s Flight (soon after park opens)
    *Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
    *Barnstormer
    *The Haunted Mansion

    Epcot - has a tiered FastPass+ System one attraction in Tier 1 and two in Tier 2
    *Test Track/Soarin (both Tier 1)- FastPass+ reservation one and visit the other at park opening
    *Mission Space(FP+)
    *Living Seas with Nemo and Friends(FP+)
    *Kidcot around the World Showcase

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    *Toy Story Midway Mania!(FP+)
    *Twilight Zone Tower of Terror(FP+)
    *Star Tours-The Adventures Continue(FP+)

    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    *Kali River Rapids(FP+)
    *Dinosaur(FP+)
    *Kilimanjaro Safari(FP+)
    *Festival of the Lion King stage show
    If your 5-year-old is 42 inches tall then face the Yeti in Expedition Everest-Legend of the Forbidden Mountain when the park first opens

    Disney Dad Tip: Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is unforgettable magic for the kids.

    Christina, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found all over the "Most Magical Place on Earth" and have “yEARS” of knowledge! I am so excited to share my pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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