Which Walt Disney World parks are the best for babies, toddlers, adults, grandparents and more? We’ll break it down for you with our Best Walt Disney World Parks by Age Group!
One question I get almost all the time from first time or first time in forever Walt Disney World guests is, “Which park is the best for us?” While each theme park in Walt Disney World has something for everyone, some parks are better than others for different age groups. Whether you’re traveling with babies, teenagers, princes or princesses, this episode will help you prioritize the parks you’ll need to visit on your Disney vacation!
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If you are visiting Walt Disney World with an infant, Magic Kingdom is the best park because many of the attractions do not have height requirements so an infant can ride these attractions while being held by an adult. In Fantasyland, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the only attraction with a height requirement making this part of Magic Kingdom an option that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Animal Kingdom is another good park to visit with an infant because infants can ride Kilimanjaro Safaris and the Na’vi River Journey.
Toddlers & Preschoolers
For toddlers, Epcot is a fun park. They will enjoy walking around the countries in the World Showcase because there is so much to experience with the different sights, music, shows and characters. The Kidcot Stations at every international pavilion at Epcot are good stops to take a little break with small children. The kids can sit, enjoy coloring and crafts, and have a snack. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are also very age-appropriate for this age group.
Elementary School Age
Children ages 5 to 10 will love Magic Kingdom because they are tall enough for the thrill rides including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain and Splash Mountain. At 8 years of age, children do not have to sit next to an adult on attractions and can ride in a row by themselves which makes them feel like they have some independence. Hollywood Studios has thrill rides 5 to 10 year olds can enjoy such as Tower of Terror, Millennium Falcon, and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Families that are Star Wars fans will have a blast at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
For tweens, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic Kingdom are all great options. They will love the thrill rides, shows and Epcot’s World Showcase. More than likely tweens will meet the height requirements for all the attractions and can have more independence and experience the rides by themselves if their parents are comfortable.
This is the perfect age group to really enjoy and appreciate all that Hollywood Studios has to offer. The attractions are geared towards them. If your teen is a big Star Wars fan, the build your own lightsaber experience is one they will not forget. Epcot and Animal Kingdom are also good choices. Pandora at Animal Kingdom is a particularly fun attraction for teens and should be at the top of your list.
Disney isn’t just for families. For adults traveling without kids, Disney parks are fun. Every park has something for everyone. For foodies, Epcot’s World Showcase and Animal Kingdom have lots of good restaurant options. Pandora at Animal Kingdom is incredible to walk through at night. You may even open and close the parks!
For older adults, Epcot’s World Showcase is at the top of the list for the food, music and shows. Magic Kingdom brings out the kid in everyone! Seniors will love reliving past Magic Kingdom visits and seeing their grandchildren experience the magic of Disney.
Walt Disney World is fun for multigenerational vacations because the parks accommodate a variety of ages and interests. The best way to tackle a multigenerational trip is to plan ahead and set realistic expectations. Find out what each person wants to do before the trip. Having some time to split up is a good idea so that everyone can enjoy the attractions that interest them, and then you can meet up later in the day as a group. You may also want to plan some downtime during your vacation and enjoy a day relaxing at the hotel by the pool.
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