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  • On Apr 5, 2018
    Emma from staffordshire Asked

    what to do for 12 year old?

    Hi Emma,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am delighted to hear that you are visiting the Walt Disney World Resort with a 12-year old!

    First, I would determine which rides and attractions your 12-year old might prefer. Our 11-year old girls are thrill seekers, so they love anything that my husband would label death defying. They also enjoy many of other ride experiences that are less nail biting. Be sure to make Fast Pass+ selections prior to your visit. Here are the rides we normally do at each park:

    • Magic Kingdom - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Tomorrowland Speedway, and Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Epcot - Soarin', Test Track, Mission: SPACE and Spaceship Earth
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios - Toy Story Mania!, Star Tours - The Adventures Continue and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™. On June 30th this year, Toy Story Land is scheduled to open and we cannot wait to ride Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers.
    • Disney's Animal Kingdom - Avatar Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, Kilimanjaro Safaris and The Festival of the Lion King

    Our girls still enjoy character meals. They take their autograph books and while at the dining experience, the characters stop by our table, pose for pictures and sign autographs. Be sure to make dining reservations! Finally, we all love the Happily Ever After Fireworks - the show's storytelling is AMAZING!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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