My kids are 11 and 4 (almost 5). When I announced that we would be visiting Disney, they jumped and were excited. My daughter wanted to see the princesses and my son wanted to try the new Star wars games. Tough deal! How to satisfy them both?
My son already visited Magic Kingdom few years ago. He enjoyed it and even took some rides with his dad! I reminded him that back then he couldn’t do some rides because he wasn’t old enough. Done deal! He was convinced to go to Magic Kingdom. What I didn’t tell my son that I had Park Hopper tickets. I promised myself I would bring him to Disney Hollywood Studios to ride the Star Wars new game. I just kept it from him!
We arrived at Magic Kingdom Disney around noon via the Liberty Square River Boat. We arrived just on time for the Movie It Shake it Celebrate it Street Party at the Castle Forecourt. My daughter was just eyes wide opened. She couldn’t believe that her favorite characters were only few feets away, dancing and waving!
Then we headed to Fantasyland. My daughter started with the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel. After the Carousel, we watched the Mickey’s PhilarMagic a 3D movie. We all loved it. My princess was a bit scared in the end when some of the characters came close to her but she enjoyed it.
Then we split into 2 groups: boys and girls!
The girls continued exploring the Fantasyland and the boys headed to Tomorrowland. It was magical! We loved the flying elephant! But what we enjoyed the most is the Many adventures of Winnie the Pooh. It is an indoor adventure in the dark. I was surprised because my daughter wasn’t scared at all. She was too busy enjoying all the characters to notice the dark!
Then we met the boys for dinner. They had a blast at the Space mountain , the Tomorrowland speedway as well as the Monsters Inc Laugh Floor! Between the activities, we made sure to take the fastpass. Fastpasses are great to reduce line up and get the most of Disney. They are free so make sure to take them.
After lunch, we watched the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade. It was enchanting and breathtaking. It was a hot and humid day. It didn’t seem to bother the performer or reduce their energy. Or at least they didn’t show. Then we had a beautiful time at the Walt Disney Road station. It was relaxing, fun and we could enjoy each section of Magic Kingdom.
Finally, my daughter and husband took a shuttle back to the hotel while my son and I headed to Disney Hollywood Studios. He was so happy! We went in there and did the Star Wars Ride! We did it twice! It was a blast!!
We also enjoyed the Indiana Jones Show!
Have you ever visited Disney or a theme park with two kids of different age range? How did you make it?
Disclosure: I was provided with 2 tickets. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are mine, as usual
4 thoughts on “Visiting Disney With Two Kids of Different Age Ranges”
What a great time for your family! That is one thing I was never able to afford for my kids. So maybe someday when my kids have kids we can all go together! Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures!
This is SO fun – I’m totally jealous :) I”ve been to Disney once when I was in high school – but would love to go back now that I’m a mom!
I have been wanting to head off to Disney and I will have the same issue, but with 3 age groups. Seems like you made it work perfect.
Luckily I have two princess loving girls who are close enough in age that I don’t think this will ever be a problem for us. But I think when it is divide and concour is the only solution.