Mom And Son On Run
  • On Oct 8, 2014
    Kate from NY Asked

    We are 3 generatios planning a WDW vacation and our youngest, Clare, is 8 years old. We would like to go on the Wild Africa Trek. She is still very much a believer. Is there anything on the Trek that would spoil the "magic" for her?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Kate ~

    It sounds like you are planning a very exciting vacation and will create some incredible memories as a family.

    I am a huge fan of Disney tours and we absolutely LOVED the Wild Africa Trek. I did it with my youngest son who was 8 years old at the time. There was nothing that spoiled the magic . . . in fact it created more for my son. Most of the backstage areas you visit seemed to be created especially for this tour. They are either on the safari or near the safari and do not involve any character areas. I have been on a lot of tours and I would not consider any places on the Wild Africa Trek true backstage areas. Disney keeps that in mind and has a policy that Guests must be at least 16 years of age to visit those areas.

    A lot of the walking during the Wild Africa Trek is off the beaten path. There are some stairs to navigate as you make your way up and down to cross over the shaky rope bridge. My son did not have any problems navigating any of it. He was the only kid on our tour and the tour guides were great with him. They made him feel really special. Everyone I have talked to that has taken their kids on the Wild Africa Trek loved it. It is a great way to explore your Disney Wildlife Side.

    Please feel free to visit again with any other questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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