The Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group

by Mommy Frog on June 4, 2019 170

Best Orlando Theme Parks By Age Group

When you're spending and saving for the vacation of your dreams, you want to know that every dime is going toward the best possible experience for your family. The wonderful thing about Orlando is that there are tons of incredible theme parks to enjoy. For the most part, all of the parks offer something for every age group, but some parks may be better suited for your frog squad's particular ages than others. If you're searching for the best Disney World park for your toddler or the overall best Orlando theme park for adults, we're hoppy to help!

Before we dive into the best Orlando theme park by age group, let's be clear, this isn't the definitive guide — there are always exceptions! The best Orlando theme park for your kids, parents and/or partner is the one that they want to visit. And the best way to help them decide is to get them involved in the process. For the tadpoles, see what looks fun. Show them videos of attractions from our YouTube channel. Also, consider what they're currently interested in or obsessed with. Do they like "Star Wars?" The best Disney World park for them might be Disney's Hollywood Studios, especially with Galaxy's Edge opening soon. Love "Frozen?" Head to Epcot. Can't get enough of "Despicable Me" and the minions? You're off to Universal Studios Florida. Penguins and dolphins? Sea ya at SeaWorld. Regardless of the age category your tadpoles fall into, give serious consideration to what they are interested in.

For the adults, consider their interests and what will bring them the most joy out of the vacation. Meeting characters and going for a spin on rides isn't for every grown up — but watching the tadpoles or grand tadpoles (granpoles?) meet their favorite characters just might be the best thing ever. The best Orlando theme parks cater to adults and seniors. And the atmosphere of a wonderfully themed land or park can be just enough "magic" for those who don't need thrills.

Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group

Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group - Tree of Life

If you can, our recommendation is to visit each of the parks at least once and then pick your favorites to revisit. That said, here are our choices for the best Orlando theme parks by age group.

Best Orlando Theme Parks for Toddlers

Best: Magic Kingdom

Hands down, Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom offers the most magical experience of all of the Orlando theme parks. Guests of all ages, but especially the toddler set, will be able to enjoy a large number of attractions. They can also meet their favorite Disney characters (when they still believe they're real) and wonder at the sights and sounds in each of the different lands. For children who are easily scared, there are plenty of rides where they can sit with Mom or Dad. Start them off with Peter Pan's Flight and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group - Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire

Character meet-and-greets can be like a dream come true for the toddler age group. The variety of Disney characters hanging out in Magic Kingdom is great. Whether your tadpole is a Mickey Mouse admirer (Mickey's regular meet-and-greet is at Town Square Theater) or one of Buzz Lightyear's Junior Space Rangers, you're guaranteed to find their favorite Disney character somewhere! All of this leads us to rank Magic Kingdom as the best Disney park for the little ones.

Other Good Orlando Theme Parks for Toddlers:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park — This park is ideal for anyone who loves animals. Toddlers especially will enjoy seeing them up close in a lush, jungle-like setting. Tortoises, lions, cotton-top tamarin monkeys, yellow-napped Amazon parrots and more are just some of the animals that you can see! Pint-sized shows such as "Finding-Nemo: The Musical" and "Festival of the Lion King" are also perfect for the wee set. Tots into dinosaurs will "dig" The Boneyard, a dinosaur dig site-themed playground. The fun AND educational environment makes this one of our best Disney parks for toddlers.
  • SeaWorld Orlando — Like Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the animals truly are the focus of the park. The little ones will love feeding the sea lions and dolphins. The experience of a stingray gliding beneath their fingertips is a treasure they'll enjoy. Sesame Street Land recently opened this spring, giving toddlers a chance to explore the beloved neighborhood with its interactive elements and family friendly rides.

Best Orlando Theme Parks for Elementary-Age Kids

Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group - Sesame Street interactive buttons

Best: SeaWorld Orlando

Who says learning isn't fun? Out of all the Orlando theme parks, SeaWorld Orlando is one of the most educational. Kids of all ages, but especially young children, can test their knowledge of aquatic life. They can also explore the exhibits and get up close and personal with baby dolphins, sea lions and stingrays. The younger end of this group will also love Sesame Street Land and its interactive elements! Be sure to also check out Antartica: Empire of the Penguin. While the ride itself is quite mild, kids (and kids at heart) should not miss the penguin habitat, which mimics the icy conditions of the South Pole. Get up close with the penguins in temps of 30 degrees. You can see four species on land and under water.

Other Good Orlando Theme Parks for Elementary-Age Kids:

Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group - LEGOLAND Florida

  • LEGOLAND Florida — The whole park is geared toward 2- to 12-year-olds. For LEGO fanatics, the themed lands are second to none! Adventurous kids can experience the thrill of the Flying School roller coaster. Those who aren't quite ready have ride options such as The Dragon. The water park within the park will keep everyone cool on the hottest summer days. It became even more "awesome" with the new addition of LEGO MOVIE World.
  • Magic Kingdom — This is the place where fairytales come true, and princesses and pirates will love the opportunities to indulge in a little make-believe and maybe work up the nerve to try out Space Mountain or Splash Mountain. Great starter coaster options are Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or The Barnstormer.

Best Orlando Theme Parks for Tweens

Best: Universal Studios Florida

Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group - Fast and Furious

With more simulator rides than thrill rides, and many based on movie franchises, Universal Studios Florida offers a lot to do and see. Of course, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley should be at the top of the list, and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts is not to be missed! Your brave tweens can tackle Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit coaster, which reaches speeds of up to 65 mph! Revenge of the Mummy is slightly tamer, but offers plenty of scream moments. TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D is thrilling 3D technology at its best as Autobots attempt to protect the AllSpark from Decepticons.

Other Good Orlando Theme Parks for Tweens:

  • SeaWorld Orlando — Daredevil tweens will love the thrill rides, especially MakoJourney to Atlantis, Kraken and Manta. As frogs, we think the animal encounters are also pretty awesome ;)

Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group - Tower of Terror

Best Orlando Theme Parks for Teens

Best: Universal's Islands of Adventure

Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group - Hogwarts Express

Teens will love the high number of true thrill rides, including the Incredible Hulk Coaster and the brand-new Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. Harry Potter fans will feel like they just stepped into the books at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade. Even those who aren't fans will be mesmerized by the incredible attention to detail! Journeying on the Hogwarts Express - Hogsmeade is an entertaining and awesome ride for park hoppers wanting to venture over to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley! Of course, no visit here is complete without Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey inside Hogwarts Castle.

Other Good Orlando Theme Parks for Teens:

  • Epcot — Teens will love traveling the world in a single day, sampling the cultures — plus eating and shopping! Epcot offers some of the most diverse entertainment options out of the major Orlando theme parks. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet and Soarin’ Around the World remain perennial favorites and make this park a must-visit.
  • Magic Kingdom — While parents and teens rarely agree, they seem to share the same nostalgia for visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a roller coaster the whole family can enjoy together, and the Haunted Mansion is a supernatural adventure. While it may not have the major thrills of some of the other Orlando parks, you can't deny the joyful feelings it brings, which is why we rank it as the overall best Disney World theme park!

Best Orlando Theme Parks for Adults

Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group - Epcot

Best: Epcot — The most non-traditional park out of all the Orlando theme parks, Epcot offers the chance to experience many of the world's cultures through sight, sound and taste. Shopaholics (raises hand) will love strolling through the World Showcase shops. Epcot is the only place in the U.S. where some of these items can be found! There are plenty of diverse food and beverage options to be explored, as well.

Other Good Theme Parks for Adults:

Best Orlando Theme Parks for Seniors

Best Orlando Theme Parks by Age Group - Seven Seas SeaWorld

Best: SeaWorld Orlando

This pristine park is known for its fantastic shows, particularly One Ocean, Clyde and Seamore's SeaLion High and the new Dolphin Day. Seniors will enjoy the animal encounters, the 360-degree view of Orlando from Sky Tower, experiencing the life of a turtle at TurtleTrek and the numerous places to cool off.

Other Good Theme Parks for Seniors:

  • Epcot — The pavilions of World Showcase offer the chance to shop, eat and drink in the history and architecture of 11 countries.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios — This park provides a trip back in time through Hollywood's Golden Era. The 50s Prime Time Cafe is a nostalgic eating experience in a sitcom setting. Or, dine like a Hollywood Icon at The Hollywood Brown Derby.

Whew! This was a long list, but now you've got the lowdown on what we think are the best Orlando parks by age group. Now, it's your turn. Tell us which are your favorites, for each age group or overall! When you're ready to get back to your planning, check out our Orlando Planning Guide. It's chock full of more hoppin' tips!

Related: A Dip Inside the Top Orlando Water Parks

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Jul 7, 2019 at 4:06 a.m. Jan Says...

Visiting Mid August with 6 yrs old son and 54 yr old mom. Definitely visiting Magic Kingdom and Islands’s of Adventure at Universal but cant decide on a third Park. Help pls

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Jul 8, 2019 at 12:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jan!

What sorts of things is your tadpole into? Animal Kingdom may be a good one!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 2, 2019 at 5:59 p.m. Yukita Boone Says...

My family and i are visiting Orlando the end of July. My husband and I, 18 year old daughter, 14 year old daughter , 5 year old son (yeah... i know). We are not big on big coaster but will do small ones. Trying to figure out which 2 or three parks to visit. We will definitely do Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom but can’t decide on the third one.... if we should do a third one at all. I’m also looking for the most economical way to do all three.

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Jul 3, 2019 at 1:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Yukita!

We'd recommend Hollywood Studios as your third park. You'll get to enjoy Slinky Dog Dash and Toy Story Land with the whole gang and Tower of Terror and Rock 'n' Rollercoaster for your bigger tadpoles. If you have some Star Wars fans, you'll be able to see Galaxy's Edge from Slinky Dog, and you can take a ride on Star Tours! From a cost perspective, a Base Ticket will be your best bet. Hollywood Studios can be a half day park, which leaves you with a couple of options. If you think your fam will enjoy hitting either Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom a second time, you can use your entire third day at one of those parks. Or, you can use a half day at Hollywood Studios and use the rest of your day to see some of the resorts, hang by the pool, or hit Disney Springs. Have a frogtastic time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 23, 2019 at 10:54 p.m. RP Says...

Travelling in July with 6 and 8 years old. Not into roller coasters. Want to do only Disney but unable to decide which parks besides Magic kingdom can we cover in 3-4 days. Please help !

Also booking hotel thru price line, but do not see any special ticket offers or any other specials. Any suggestions?

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Jun 24, 2019 at 1:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi RP,

It really depends on what they're into! If they like animals, we'd recommend a visit to Animal Kingdom. Hollywood Studios has a few thrill rides, but if they like Disney Junior Pals, Star Wars or Toy Story, they may still enjoy Jedi training, Toy Story Mania!, Alien Swirling Saucers and meeting the characters there. Epcot has a few family friendly rides, as well. We have discounted hotel prices that you can find here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 19, 2019 at 1:01 p.m. Vanessa Says...

I’m planning to take my husband to either Epcot or Universal. He is an introvert which will be a game

changer. For someone’s first time as an adult (we like to drink too) what would best fit him? Would it help to go to a park first thing in the morning, take a break, and go back at night? Thank you!

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Jun 19, 2019 at 12:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa,

It really depends on what you both would like to do! If he likes going on rides, I'd suggest either of the Universal parks. But if you're leaning towards trying out new foods and drinks, Epcot is certainly the place to go. Your plan for a midday break sounds great! Crowds are often at the highest during the afternoon.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 13, 2019 at 2:46 p.m. Jannette Says...

I am going to Disney with my family and I am wondering what park would be best for a 2 year old boy and 12 year old girl. The 12 year old loves rollercoasters but I want both kids to be able to enjoy the whole experience. We are planning on magic kingdom but unsure of the second day choice.

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Jul 10, 2019 at 6:07 p.m. Tabitha Says...

I’m not an expert by any means and I don’t mean to be a negative Nancy. I just want to give you a heads up so you have the best vacation possible and this is only my opinion and to each his own. My family and I went to MK for the 1st time 6 years ago (daughter 3, son 9). I was so excited and I literally cried out of frustration and disappointment (btw not a crier),lol. It was the worst, we were so disappointed and miserable. Even the ice cream cart pushers that wear big goofy gloves looked sad and depressed. A true waste of a day there, Everything just fell flat. Disney commercials are completely misleading. (1)There are no Disney characters/princesses frolicking around giving hugs to happy little tadpoles, you have to wait in a line for EVERYONE. (2) (I’m still peeved at this one) you can NOT even go into the castle, oh there’s a little princess salon, but the entrance is blocked with a painted mural. (3)three different occasions we waited (for a long time) at the stage for a character show and every single time they were cancelled due to a “storm” that was 5-10 MILES AWAY, with not a single cloud in the sky anywhere near the park. (4) no great rides, more for little kids (unless they have updated). It’s going to be hot as heck, so bring fans and frozen water bottles. If you want thrill, head to Universal Adventures. Animal kingdom is awesome for Animals,atmosphere, shows and a few of the rides, it’s hands down our favorite place to visit. Again, sorry about being negative, I just don’t want others to be blind sided like we were

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Jun 18, 2019 at 12:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jannette,

My vote would be Disney's Animal Kingdom or Disney's Hollywood Studios. There is a coaster in both and plenty for both kids!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 13, 2019 at 3:14 p.m. Kara Says...

Hi There,

We are coming next week to Disney...spending a full day at Magic Kingdom and then splitting our second day between Hollywood Studios and Epcot. Which park would you suggest we do first and about how much time would we need at each park? Does one park have a better fireworks show than the other?

My girls are 7 and 5 and don't huge rollercoaster fans, so not sure if that factors in...

Thank you SO much for your advice!

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May 13, 2019 at 1:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kara!

Epcot is a great park for tadpoles! You can meet Anna and Elsa, Baymax, Joy and Sadness, visit the aquarium (as well as riding along with Nemo) and ride Frozen Ever After. We'd allot more time here to explore. Hollywood Studios is wonderful, but if your girls aren't into thrills, there may not be as much available to them. There's Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, Star Tours, and of course, the new Toy Story rides! We'd hit Hollywood Studios first and aim for a FastPass for Slinky if you think the girls will be into it, wait for Alien Swirling Saucers, then hop over to Epcot depending on their interests. We'd estimate about two hours at Hollywood Studios if this is the plan, then longer at Epcot (we've found this can really vary depending on what fun we find :) ) The Epcot fireworks show is coming to an end soon, and is pretty well-loved; the new projection show at Hollywood Studios does not include fireworks, but is neat as well. We are sure others in the Frog Pond will weigh in, as well. Have a frogtastic trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2019 at 4:48 a.m. Karla Says...

Hi there we will planning a trip out to Orlando in July. What parks do you recommend for 2 boys: 9 year and 3 year old. We will be doing the 4 day hopper. Thanks in advance!

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Apr 7, 2019 at 4:22 p.m. Karen Nonis Says...

Planning on coming to Disney world early October. Have a large party of 10 (6 adults and 4 children ages 14,12 and 6. Can you suggest the best hotel and parks that everyone would enjoy.

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Apr 8, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen!

You can't go wrong with either Disney or Universal! We highly recommend staying at a Universal property that offers Unlimited Express pass as an added benefit. You can read more about that here. Likewise, staying on a Disney property (or good neighbor hotel) offers many benefits, as well! You can read about those here. You might consider a split stay depending on which parks you'd like to visit.

Have a frogtastic trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 6, 2019 at 8:44 a.m. R Says...

Hi,

I and my husband are planning for our honeymoon and we hav got 3 days in Orlando which theme parks wud you suggest for us or kennedy space center on one of the days or 3 days full theme parks? cz we both love adventure

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Mar 6, 2019 at 9:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi R!

Congratulations! Orlando is a frogtastic place for a Honeymoon. Which theme parks you'd like to visit will depend largely on your interests (and like you said, Kennedy Space Center is also a quick drive away if it interests you. If you are Harry Potter fans, Universal Studios is a great option. If you'd like to experience Disney, each of their four parks has something special to offer. We suggest you start here for some hopful touring plans to meet your needs.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 4, 2019 at 7:33 a.m. Ian Says...

Hi Guys/Girls, HELP!!

I am visiting Orlando in April with my 18yo Daughter. We are planning 2, (at a push 3) days to visit the parks. We have never been and would really like some advice as to which parks to visit and best tickets to buy.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated

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Feb 16, 2019 at 4:29 p.m. Ricky Says...

Hi,

My wife and I will be visiting Orlando in August. We are in our early 30's. I will be spending 2 days at universal studios and i want to spend my last day at a Disney park. Which would you recommend, i want to get a full Disney experience but not with to much kids activities. which would you recommend between MK, E, AK?

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Feb 19, 2019 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ricky!

We love all of the Disney Parks, so it'll just depend on what you'd like to do. There are lots of fun restaurants (and drinks) at both Epcot and Animal Kingdom (though Animal Kingdom will have more rides for adults than Epcot). Magic Kingdom has many magical rides, but you won't find the same dining options (or alcoholic beverages) and there will certainly be more tadpoles there than at the other parks. I'm sure other members of the Frog Pond have some suggestions, too! Have a frogtastic trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 13, 2019 at 6:24 a.m. Rosie Says...

My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this June. We are thinking about visiting one of Orlando's theme parks. We are not much in to wild rides and such. Which park should we go to that has more simulator rides/activities. Thank you in advance.

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Feb 13, 2019 at 9:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rosie,

Hoppy anniversary! Magic Kingdom has a wide variety of immersive rides (without the thrills and speed!) Epcot may also be a good choice for you and your husband; while it's a little slimmer on rides, you'd be able to walk "around the world" and take in the different pavilions, cultures, food and drink together.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 8, 2019 at 1:46 a.m. Filomena Says...

Hello we are planning to attend at Disney World on February 23 of this year we’re going with my husband who had a stroke 2 1/2 years ago but is doing well each day thank God he’ll be in a wheelchair because keeping up to us is that the only way we can do it I’m going with my two daughters their husbands and my two grandchildren this is our first time going to Disney world and we are trying to plan it and not spend a fortune we are staying at the holiday waterpark resort and we don’t want to do waterpark as we have one of the hotel please could you let me know how much it would cost for tickets Or point me in the direction it seems like it’s like for $500 each person and that’s pretty steep would like to do Magic Kingdom that’s a first and maybe Epcot not sure if Hollywood studios is in the park or is that a separate park could you please give me some pointers we greatly appreciate it thank you Filomena

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Feb 8, 2019 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Filomena,

So glad to hear your husband is recovering! We would recommend the base ticket, which allows you to visit one Walt Disney World park per day, but you can see all of our discount Disney World attraction tickets here. s.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 2, 2019 at 4:36 p.m. Jo Says...

We would like to go to one day at Disney with our grown daughters who are between 30-35. We went to Hollywood Studios probably 10 years ago. They're not interested in Epcot. So we were thinking about Magic Kingdom (which we attended when they were children). Is there enough for them at Magic Kingdom?

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Feb 4, 2019 at 9:05 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jo!

Magic Kingdom has plenty for all ages, including attractions like Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Depending on which rides they're interested in, it might be worth getting a park hopper for the day so that they're able to bounce around to the different parks! Hollywood Studios, of course, has Tower of Terror and a lot of fun Star Wars features right now; Animal Kingdom has Expedition Everest, Pandora and some fun animal-watching; and Epcot, while they aren't interested, does have a lot of fun options for adults in terms of food and beverages :) I'd take a look at which rides they'd like to prioritize and plan from there.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 22, 2019 at 3:43 a.m. Evie Says...

Hello, I'm planning on going with my three kids, will only visit one park but would like to know which one would be fun for all since they are at different age range, they are 4 yrs., 6 yrs. and 12 yrs. old.

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Jan 22, 2019 at 10:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Evie!

Each park listed has a pretty frogtastic range of activities for kids of all ages. Magic Kingdom would be a great choice, where your youngest tadpole can enjoy all of the meet-and-greets and magic geared towards the younger crowd, while your older froggies can hit some of the coasters, such as Big Thunder Mountain or Space Mountain. I'm sure other families in the Frog Pond can weigh in on their favorites, as well :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 21, 2019 at 5:36 a.m. Jen Says...

I'm looking at taking a couple of days for myself and my 11-yr-old son. I'm on a very tight budget, so we can't do all parks. What is the best for a boy his age that doesn't like big rides?

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Jan 18, 2019 at 6:44 p.m. Sheila Says...

I am looking for something for my 21 year old son to do over Spring Break. Is Universal Studios going to be entertaining or should I look elsewhere for entertainment?

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Jan 18, 2019 at 1:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sheila,

Universal Studios is great for teens and adults alike, with lots of thrill rides and nighttime entertainment geared towards that age group. We think it'd be a great fit for your son!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 15, 2019 at 11:39 p.m. Michelle Says...

Hello..we are going to Disney and plan on hitting 3 parks with a 1 1/2 and 4 yr old. DISNEY is a definite but wanting to know what other 2 parks are must sees and have things for that age

Considering seaworld, legOrlando, Hollywood studios or animal kingdom

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Jan 16, 2019 at 8:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND are also great picks for toddlers and preschoolers! Have a great time with your tadpoles :)

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 5, 2019 at 7:51 p.m. ash Says...

Hi. I'll be in Orlando last week of July. I'm a single parent. I have 3 daughters...10 years old, 7 years old, 5 years old.

How many parks to do...and which ones?

Thanks.

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Jan 16, 2019 at 6:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ash,

This really depends on your budget and how much time you have. You would probably want about four days for Disney and perhaps another day or two for other parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 3, 2019 at 1:42 p.m. Allison Dalby Says...

There are 4 adults travelling to Florida around the 3rd September 2019, 3 of us have previously visited but many years ago so I would assume a lot has changed, could you recommend an itinerary for 2 females and 2 makes for 2 week stay bearing in mind a couple of lazy days are wanted.

Thankyou

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Dec 31, 2018 at 5:31 a.m. Anna Says...

Love your site! I'm traveling as a solo parent with my son (6) and daughter (3) for the first time in mid-March. We have 2 1/2 days: Day 1 at MK, and then... Day 2 Hollywood Studios and Day 3 (1/2 day) Epcot? Or do 2 days at MK? I think kids would enjoy a lot of Hollywood Studios (Toy Story, shows, Disney Junior, Star Wars and Jedi training), but generally it seems not as well-liked as Epcot. Advice? Thank you!

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Dec 31, 2018 at 7:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anna,

I would do Magic Kingdom day 1, Disney's Hollywood Studios day 2 and Disney's Animal Kingdom day 3 or two days at Magic Kingdom and a half day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. With the flexibility of the tickets, you can always change your mind. I would prioritize DHS and Disney's Animal Kingdom over Epcot given your children's ages.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 30, 2018 at 5:26 p.m. Francesca Says...

Hello,

My son is 3.5 years old and he loves SpiderMan and superheroes which park is best for his age group? We have only been to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom he loves it but this year he is crazy about spiderman and his superheroes any advise?

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Jan 16, 2019 at 11:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Francesca,

At Universal's Islands of Adventure inside Universal Orlando Resort, there are superheroes for him to meet at times throughout the day, including Spider-Man! If you want to really make his day, spring for the Marvel Character Diner that includes Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops and more! He would toadally love it! You can see details and book the dinner on Universal's site.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 24, 2018 at 8:17 p.m. PG Says...

Hi,

Let me start by saying your website is awesome and provides ton of help! so thank you :)

We are headed to Orlando for 2.5 days (arrival Dec 13th and departing back on Dec 16th) - we will be traveling with our four year old son and 3 month old infant. What parks do you recommend we cover during our stay? He is OBSESSED with super heroes, Mickey Mouse and gang and Dinosours.

I was thinking of getting the Park Hopper option - do you think we can get through MK, AK and HS the same day? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Nov 27, 2018 at 4:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

OMG, this is all so exciting! With your little ones joining, it might be a bit too ambitious to plan on hitting three parks in one day. Two is much more reasonable. Ugh, we LOVE all of the parks so much ... and if your son loves dinosaurs, Animal Kingdom is a MUST! We're huge fans of Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios (which you and your son would both love!) but Magic Kingdom has all of the classics. You can't go wrong :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 14, 2018 at 2:39 p.m. Rachel Says...

We are planning an Orlando trip in early March 2019. I have a 6, 10, and 13 year old so I'm having a hard time deciding which parks would be the best fit for such a wide age range. We will probably only be spending 1-2 days there.

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Nov 29, 2018 at 5:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

Oh, boy! You really can't go wrong. Any of the Universal or Disney parks would be excellent, but do keep height requirements in mind. It totally depends on where their interests are. Superheroes, adventures and Harry Potter? Universal. Disney films and awesome, themed attractions? Disney. :) We truly love them both! SeaWorld is always a great stop too.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 9, 2018 at 7:27 p.m. Danielle Says...

We are going to Orlando for a four day trip in March 2018 for the first time for our family of 4 (5 year old and 9 year old girls). We will have a half day on arrival day, and nearly 3 full days since our flight doesn't leave until 9 on our last day. I am having an extremely tough time deciding which days to do which parks. I know MK will be a full day, but which other park deserves our full day time? Which can we make due with noon - close, and open - 5?

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danielle!

We find Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom to be the parks that require full days. You could likely get away with shorter days at Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 30, 2018 at 12:56 a.m. Heather Says...

Hi, my Dad wants to take my husband, myself and our 2 kids to Disney World (Florida) probably March 2019. We were wondering what park or parks would be best for the kids. We have 2 girls, 3 yrs and 5 yrs old. They love everything princess and love going on rides as well. Thank you!

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Oct 29, 2018 at 10:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

With those age groups, you truly can't go wrong! We would recommend visiting all four of the Disney parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 19, 2018 at 4:03 a.m. Thay Says...

Hi!

I’m going to Orlando next month, like in the thanksgiving week(crowds...crowds) Unfortunately I need to pick only 3 disney parks, but no kids are on the group so we decided to go to MK and Epcot but still haven’t decided between AK and HS! AK has the animal area that doesn’t interest me very much I’d go mainly for the Pandora world... but I keep thinking, probably no FP+ available, long lines... but HS will have long lines too because of Toy Story Land, although it’s aimed for kids... I’d like to know! What do you guys think it’s the best option? What would adults enjoy more?

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Oct 19, 2018 at 3:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Thay!

Oh my goodness, this is a super tough choice! Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom have two of the newest, best, most immersive lands at Walt Disney World (Toy Story Land and Pandora, respectively.) Both are awesome options and it toadally just depends on your interests. We'd say both parks are similar in terms of difficulty getting those highly sought-after FastPass+ selections, and will have similar wait times. We personally prefer Toy Story Land (with kids or without!) but Flight of Passage in Pandora is the most impressive ride we've ever done. Sorry we are just as fickle as you, but we hope our input helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 16, 2018 at 11:25 p.m. Chowdary Gorantla Says...

Hi,

We are planning for 6 days in Orlando with two daughters aged 8 and 4 Years on thanks giving week , we have selected four parks , Animal Kingdom, Epcot , Magic kingdom and Sea world each day, what do you suggest for the remaining 2 days ? any suggestions ? Please let us know where can I buy tickets all at once place or website ?

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Oct 16, 2018 at 7:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Oh my goodness, there are tons of wonderful parks to choose from! You have Disney World and SeaWorld covered, so we would recommend exploring Universal Orlando Resort. You can purchase discounted tickets to ALL of these parks on our site!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 13, 2018 at 4:24 p.m. sharma Says...

i am planing to visit Orlando in end of October during Halloween time. I am taking one day visit for each park of Universal,Disney and Sea world. I have 9 years old boy. He is not really big charcaters fan. What would you suggest between Animal Kingdom and MGM. Which one is good?

Thanks in advance

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Oct 15, 2018 at 5:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sharma!

Both Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios (formerly MGM) have tons of fun stuff outside of meeting characters! Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios is our favorite area of any park, but Animal Kingdom has so much to do and fun animal experiences. You can't go wrong with either :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 2, 2018 at 12:53 p.m. Jon Says...

Hello,

My family will be visiting me in Orlando for Christmas this year December 21-26. I am 32, my sister is 44 and my parents are 68 and 70. I have all ready been to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay. I'm thinking because of the age range we should visit Sea World, Epcot, or Animal Kingdom. What would be your suggestion for a one day visit to one of the parks and what day?

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Jul 21, 2018 at 2:10 a.m. Ray Cameron Says...

I have been to WDW dozens of time with family ranging from 5-65 and I have never been able to get any of them to like going to Universals parks. Everytime we go all of the kids, teens, adults or seniors cant wait to get get back to WDW with their 4 parks, 2 waterparks, Disney Springs, and wonderful resorts ( we're DVC), etc. In fairness Universal isnt bad but its just no WDW and never will be at any age.

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May 27, 2018 at 9:47 p.m. Candy Says...

Hi, we are planning on visiting Orlando in the beginning of August this year with are kids ranging in age from 5-17. We will have 2 days for Disney, the 1st day will be MK, which other park is the best from the other 3? Am wondering if ride closures in Hollywood Studios due to maintenance, will effect how much there is to do there. Have also heard that animal kingdom feels hotter then the other parks which is a concern. Although am undecided if Epcot is the best choice. What do u recommend? Thank you!

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May 29, 2018 at 2:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candy,

Toy Story Land is set to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios this summer on June 30! With this new land, two new rides will also be opening at the park. We'd recommend checking it out!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 6, 2018 at 12:24 p.m. Peter Says...

We are travelling from the UK. What age is considered to be a senior citizen in Florida? Do you have any tips or ideas about special deals offered for senior citizens?

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Apr 6, 2018 at 10:28 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Peter!

In the U.S., 65 is the starting age considered as senior citizen. Unfortunately, we are not familiar with any senior discounts at the Orlando theme parks.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 18, 2018 at 6:21 p.m. MERYL Says...

want to talk my grandson (will be 13 yrs old in April) to Disney for the first time. We'll be going for 1 day. Which park do you think is the best for a first time trip?

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Feb 20, 2018 at 11:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meryl,

It all depends on his interests, but if you're visiting Disney, we suggest either Disney's Hollywood Studios or Disney's Animal Kingdom! If you can visit other theme parks in Orlando, Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure are great for that age, as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 16, 2018 at 2:58 p.m. Mina Says...

I will be attending a conference and my family will be joining me. We'll have 3 days after the conference together and trying to decide which two parks to visit. My husband and I have two daughters (13 and 14 years old). Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

P.S. This will be our daughter's first visit to Disney.

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Jan 17, 2018 at 1:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mina,

How fun! All of the Orlando parks are excellent. If your daughters are interested in thrill rides, superheroes and Harry Potter, Universal is the obvious choice! Of course, Disney World is a classic family favorite with so much to do. We would recommend splitting your time between these two locations.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 16, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. MK Says...

Hi - we'll be in Orlando for 6 days in mid-Feb. Extended family trip with girls ages 15, 12, & 9 and a boy age 11. We've been to Disneyland & Cali Adventure a few times - they're closer to home on the west coast. This is our first trip to Orlando and the family wants to have 2 down/rest days. Since we just have 4 days, would you recommend 2 days at Universal (Studios & Islands of Adventure) and 2 days at Disney (Epcot & Animal Kingdom) OR 1 day at Univ. Studios and 3 at Disney (Epcot, AK & MK)?? There will be 7 adults on the trip, too (ages 47-75). Would be good to see places that are different from what SoCal parks offer, but just want the overall best experience. Not huge extreme/thrill riders, but love Harry Potter & Disney and seeing/experiencing new things.

Not sure what to do and really appreciate any help you can give! Thank you!!

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Jan 17, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi MK,

How exciting! That sounds like it will be an awesome trip. With lots of thrill rides at Universal, we find that Disney World tends to be a better option for multi-generational trips. Since you call the West Coast home, you can always visit Universal Studios Hollywood...we would recommend spending 3 days at Disney to visit unique Orlando parks: Animal Kingdom and Epcot!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 4, 2018 at 5:10 p.m. Brian HARRISON Says...

My wife and I, both 78 and in good health, plan to visit Sea World as the recommended theme park for the elderly. Am I best to get there on hotel transport, or go there in a hire car

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Jan 4, 2018 at 3:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brian,

SeaWorld has hotel partners that provide complimentary transportation to the park and some are even within walking distance to SeaWorld Orlando. This makes it very easy to get to and from the park! Hope you have a wonderful trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 12, 2017 at 8:50 p.m. Ali Says...

I'm going to Disney for the first time in a while with my 13 year old and 11 year old not sure If magic kingdom is too kiddish for them or not. also if we want to go to epcot to you suggest going for a full day or not

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Dec 12, 2017 at 1:10 p.m. Julie Says...

I plan to take my kids (6 + 9) to Universal Studios. How aggressive are the rollercoasters at Adventure Island? My kids are not savy rollercoaster riders. Legoland and Sea World coasters are fine, even Star Tours was a hit, but no loops, corkscrews, or super steep drops. However, my nine year-old, is a huge Harry Potter fan, so I would like him to get the most out of his visit, without wasting a ton of money.

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Dec 27, 2017 at 6:22 p.m. Sandra D Says...

Universal is a great pick. I have 10 yr old twins and a 6 yr, universal is always their first pick. Harry potter is the best place for this age group.

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Dec 12, 2017 at 2:09 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julie,

There are only two rollercoasters at Universal's Islands of Adventure. You'll want to stay away from one of them, The Incredible Hulk, as it is pretty intense. The other one, Flight of the Hippogriff, is very tame. The rest of the attractions at that park are not rollercoasters, so you should be a-okay!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 5, 2017 at 6:47 a.m. Surabhi Says...

Hello,

I will be visiting Orlando just for a day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and want to take my parents and uncle (age group 40 to 50 years) around the theme park which is most suitable for adult to senior people, not too many rides. I was confused between SeaWorld and Epcot. Could you please suggest which one could be better on a Monday ?

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Dec 5, 2017 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

It depends on the date you'll be visiting as far as how crowded and busy the different parks will be, but Epcot would be a great choice for that age range. It also depends on their interests!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 21, 2017 at 7:22 p.m. Mallory Says...

Hey! Your site has helped so much but I do have a question. I am visiting in April 2018 with my 5 and 11 yr old girls. Magic and animal kingdoms are a must, but in undecided on hollywood (we are skipping epcot this round). My 11yr old loves thrill rides and star wars so it seems like a no brainer but I'm afraid my 5 yr old will be bored out of her mind. Is it worth it to buy all of us tickets or should we wait and visit Hollywood in 2020? Thanks!

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Nov 10, 2017 at 5:27 p.m. christine micallef Says...

Hi,

I'll be visiting all parks in Feb. but on the first day I will not arrive until noon. Does that give me enough time to experience all that Animal Kingdom has to offer?

thanks!

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Nov 14, 2017 at 1:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christine,

It depends on the day you'll be visiting and the park's hours. However, if you prioritize and plan, you should be able to do everything you want!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2017 at 10:19 a.m. rishabh pruthi Says...

I am planning to travel with my 18 month old baby.

Suggest a park for 1 day visit

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Oct 20, 2017 at 3:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

You can't go wrong with the Magic Kingdom!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 31, 2017 at 7:48 p.m. Emily Clydesdale Says...

I am going to Orlando next July with my husband and my son who will be 7 nearly 8. Was thinking of just doing 2 Disney parks unlimited universal and discovery cove which includes sea world, Busch garden and aquatica. Don't want to be exhausted and have some rest days that's why only thinking of doing just 2 Disney parks. Do you think this would all be ok or too much!? Also what Disney parks do you suggest

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Aug 2, 2017 at 3:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

If you're also including rest days, then you should be all right. Those rest days are the key to not becoming too exhausted! It depends on what your son is into, but he might enjoy Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios (plenty of Star Wars-themed experiences if he's a Star Wars fan). Magic Kingdom Park also has plenty to offer for that age range. Have a great trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2017 at 11:33 p.m. Tos Says...

Hi,

Please am going to Disney with my 9yrs old girl and 11yrs son. First time going this week. Any ideas on 2 best parks to go. And also we are planning to get tickets at d door. Any suggestions. Thanks a lot

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Jul 19, 2017 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tos,

We would suggest Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park for those ages. If either are huge Star Wars fans, Disney's Hollywood Studios also has a lot to offer with Star Wars Launch Bay and Star Tours, plus Star Wars-themed shows; it also has a couple of thrill rides. It just depends on their interest!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2017 at 9:52 p.m. TS Says...

Hey, we are going to Orlando this coming Thursday on an official trip with our 8 month old daughter and will be there for 2 days. We are planning to go to the Animal Kingdom to enjoy the newest edition Pandora and ride the two attractions in there. So planning 1 day at the Animal Kingdom. However, I am quite at a loss while looking for a half day tour to any other places. Can you please suggest a place/attraction that we could enjoy in like 5/6 hours with an infant? Other theme parks can not be covered in that short time frame, so I am leaving them for the next planned vacation. Thanks!

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Jul 16, 2017 at 9:49 a.m. EssexWhite Says...

I am planning a trip in August 2018 with a family of 5, two sons aged 17 and 16 and a daughter aged 12. Thinking of doing 3 days in Miami followed by 2 weeks in Orlando. During the 2 week stay how many days would you recommend we visit theme parks?

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Jul 17, 2017 at 5:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Probably 3-5 days at Disney World and 2-4 days at Universal Orlando. Since your kids are older, they may enjoy Universal more, especially if they like thrill rides. You could add another day for SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Discovery Cove.

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2017 at 6:44 p.m. SALPAL Says...

Hi! I'm planning to visit with my mother (who is in her late 40s), and I am 25. I am planning to visit 1 day in Magic Kingdom, 1 day at Island of Adventure and 1 day at Universal Studios. Would you suggest doing EPCOT as well?

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Jul 3, 2017 at 4:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

That really depends on what your mom would like to do. If she's an animal lover, she may enjoy Disney's Animal Kingdom. Movies and thrill rides? Disney's Hollywood Studios. Have your mom look over all of the parks, watch some videos on our YouTube channel, and have her choose. If the countries and attractions appeal to her, then head to Epcot!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 2, 2017 at 10:05 a.m. David.A Says...

Hey there we are going to Disney Orlando for our first time , have a 9 year old daughter who loves Disney and a 5 year son who loves Disney too. Out of all parks which do you recommend? I want my son to get on rides as well for my 9 year old. Me and my wife love thrill rides too . My dad age 51 in good shape. and his wife age 47 are coming as well. She wants to go to take pictures and enjoy the scene. Can you help us out on which park will be best we are only gonna do a park one day and wanna make it worth it and spending the rest of our vacay at the beach. Thanks

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Jun 2, 2017 at 5:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi David,

If you only have one day, we suggest visiting Magic Kingdom. It will have something for everyone!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 21, 2017 at 2:34 p.m. Ullanda Says...

My son and I will always be kids at heart! There is no age limit to FUN! We'd visit ALL the parks and have a blast! (because we've never been!)

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