Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jun 29, 2015
    Norman from PA Asked

    My husband and I are taking our 9 year old grandson and were looking for suggestions as to what should be out best selection for fast passes at each of the parks. Also is there any attraction that the three of us cannot do together due to age or height.

    Hello, Norman!

    It's so wonderful that you and your husband will have the opportunity to bring your grandson to Walt Disney World! You are sure to make many magical memories when you visit. You mentioned that your grandson is nine years old, and I cannot think of any attractions that would be inappropriate for him age-wise at the theme parks. That said, you may want to look over the height requirements at each attraction to make sure your grandson meets the minimum height. My six year old daughter is tall enough to ride just about everything, but kids come in all different sizes, and it's always a good idea to learn ahead of time the rides that may not work for your family.

    I would also like to point out that some attractions can be a little scary for kids of all ages. You will be the best judge of what your grandson should feel comfortable experiencing on your visit. For instance, some children (and adults) really love Splash Mountain, while others are terrified of the big drop at the end. Before I add a new attraction to my family's itinerary, I like to show my daughter on-ride videos from YouTube to gauge her reaction. If you feel like an attraction looks a little too thrilling for your grandson, it may be a good idea to read up about the attraction online.

    Some of our favorite FastPass+ selections are:
    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park
    Star Tours - The Adventures Continue and Toy Story Midway Mania! at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    Kilimanjaro Safaris and Kali River Rapids at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    Soarin', Test Track, and Turtle Talk With Crush at Epcot

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Moms Panel, Norman! I hope you have a magical Walt Disney World vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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