Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jun 7, 2009
    Michelle from MD Asked

    Hello, I will be going to WDW in September I have a 2, 5, and 17 year old. The problem is that my 17 year old is going to complain how bored he is while I entertain the young ones. Should I map him out activities that he likes, and allow him to go solo?

    Hi Michelle!  With the difference in ages for your children it can promote a problem with attraction choices in the parks.

    If you feel comfortable with allowing the oldest to have his own itinerary for the park during the day then you could make him a schedule so that everyone meets up for meals or mid day snacks and rests.  This would allow him to hit the roller coasters as many times as he wishes and not have to sit on other rides that the youngest ones would want to do.  We did this many times with our own kids as they were growing up.  We would require them to meet us for meals and also for events such as parades and fireworks.  This way we kept in touch through-out the day and also had a nice opportunity to share in their fun and experiences.  Sometimes they just decided it was fun to stay together after all and chose not to go off on their own.  You know your own children best as to what they can handle responsibly.
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