The Best Orlando Theme Parks By Age Group

by Mommy Frog on January 15, 2019 140

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/obsessed with. Do they like Star Wars? The best Disney World park for them might be Disney's Hollywood Studios. 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 grownup — 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

Orlando Theme Parks by Age - Tree of Life Awakenings

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 what we think are 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 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.

Orlando Theme Parks by Age - Enchanted Tales With Belle

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 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 can be found! 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-site 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.

Best Orlando Theme Parks for Elementary-Age Kids

Orlando Theme Parks by Age - Club Sea Glow

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 love Shamu's Happy Harbor, especially Net Climb — four stories of nets linked together by tunnels! 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:

Orlando Theme Parks by Age - 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.
  • 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 Featuring the Great Goofini.

Best Orlando Theme Parks for Tweens

Best: Universal Studios Florida

Orlando Theme Parks by Age - 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 Rockit coaster, which reaches speeds 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 ;)

Orlando Theme Parks by Age - Toy Story Land

Best Orlando Theme Parks for Teens

Best: Universal's Islands of Adventure

Orlando Theme Parks by Age - Hogwarts Express

Teens will love the high number of true thrill rides, including the Incredible Hulk Coaster. Harry Potter fans will feel like they just stepped into the book in 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.

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 hilariously "frightening" 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 it's the overall best Disney World theme park!

Best Orlando Theme Parks for Adults

Orlando Theme Parks by Age - 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

Orlando Theme Parks by Age - 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 50's Prime Time Cafe is a nostalgic eating experience in a sitcom setting. 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!

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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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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May 19, 2017 at 12:56 a.m. Timothy Hunts-in-Winter Says...

Love Epcots sround the world. Love seeing other countries and taste the food.

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Apr 17, 2017 at 3:55 p.m. gosia Says...

Hi,

We are planning to visit only one park - it will be for the very first time for us. What would you recommend? Our older girl is 10(doesn't like any princesses) younger 8 and she is with mild global developmental disabilities. Both don't like tril rides.

Regards,

Gosia

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Apr 17, 2017 at 11:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gosia,

There is so much more than princesses at the Magic Kingdom! It's a good balance of fun attractions and shows, with few thrill rides. Jungle Cruise, Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters, Haunted Mansion. Show your girls our Magic Kingdom videos and see if they're interested in those kinds of adventures!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 20, 2017 at 5:42 a.m. tonyg Says...

Im suppose to be going to Orlando at the end of April with my 6 year old. We'll be there for 3-4 days. Besides the Magic Kingdom Park I'm unsure where else would be the best route to go having a 6 year old. I was told Universal is more for older kids. Was thinking Maybe Legoland and possibly the Discovery Cove. What would you recommend are the best attractions to go to for a 6 year old to get the most enjoyment?

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Mar 20, 2017 at 8:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tony,

The best park for your 6-year-old would be the one that they want to visit. Get them involved in the process. Do they like Star Wars? Disney's Hollywood Studios. Frozen? Epcot. Despicable Me and Shrek? Universal Studios. Penguins and Dolphins? SeaWorld.

The best park for one 6-year-old would be different for another. It's all about what they are interested in.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 19, 2017 at 6:32 p.m. Cortnee Says...

Are there any rides at magic kingdom for a 2 year old? Things I can ride with her maybe?

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Feb 19, 2017 at 3:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cortnee,

The attractions in Fantasyland are perfect for youngsters (Pooh, Peter Pan, Carousel, small world). Also look into Enchanted Tiki Room, Country Bear Jamboree, Jungle Cruise.... really anything without a height requirement. Don't forget shows and meeting characters!

Hoppy Planning,

Mommy Frog

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Feb 18, 2017 at 3:56 a.m. Heather Says...

I am really having a hard time. My family of 4 are planning a trip end of July. I am more concerned with my children being happy. My son is 6 and daughter is 3 and I want to make sure they would have plenty to do. My concerns are business and not being able do a lot. My daughter is really into princess and loves frozen. I seen Epcot has the frozen stuff but not sure if there is a lot to really offer. I know I really want her to at least be able to see Anna and Elsa but not sure if going to Epcot would be worth my time.. we are planning to go to the park 2 days and not which one.. if I should do Mk both days to get the full experience or forget that and go to like universal studios instead.. I just want to be able to let them ride the most rides they can and experience the atmosphere too.. I want to be able to get my money's worth too... please help this is our first time ever going

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Feb 18, 2017 at 7:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather,

The best way to make sure your children get the most out of their Disney World experience is to get them involved in the planning process. Go over each park with them and see what they get excited about. Our Park Plans even include videos of the attractions! Getting the most rides in shouldn't be the goal. Go for quality over quantity. Don't overlook the shows, fireworks and character greetings. If Elsa and Anna are a big deal, but not enough to bring you to Epcot, they do appear in the afternoon Magic Kingdom parade.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 16, 2017 at 5:39 a.m. Mommy Duece Says...

My husband and I will be taking our two boys to Disney World this April for my son's 6th Birthday. Our children are (will be 6) and 3. Thanks to this post, I have a some idea, but am really trying to figure out what would be ideal for a 3 day trip for us? I can tell MK is a no brainer, but should we do this on his actual bday (it'll be our 2nd day in Florida, but our 1st day doing one of the parks). Also, what about fass passes and hoppers? I'm totally lost just hearing about all the different options.

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Feb 16, 2017 at 8:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mommy Deuce,

1) Hopper Passes allow you to visit more than one park per day.

2) Plenty of information about Fastpass+ right here.

3) Your best bet for a magical vacation is getting your children involved in the planning. If they like Star Wars or Toy Story, then go to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Zoos? Animal Kingdom or Sea World. Frozen? Epcot. While Magic Kingdom has the best attractions for young children, all the other parks have something for everyone. Get them involved and let them see all the options!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Naomi Says...

Hi. My husband and I are heading to Orlando in April for 3 days and we are trying to work out where best suits us. We are from Australia and have been to Disney Land, California Land and Universal Studios in LA a couple of years ago. We are in our 30's with no kids and love our thrill rides. Where would you suggest?

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Feb 13, 2017 at 6:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Naomi,

For thrills, it would be Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. As for a Disney park, the thrills are spread out. Magic Kingdom has three coasters and Splash Mountain while Disney's Hollywood Studios has Tower of Terror and Rock N' Roller Coaster.

Take a look at our Park Plans to get a better idea of all the attractions at the parks!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 30, 2017 at 3:52 a.m. Ellie Says...

Hi, going to Orlando for the first time for 4 days in September. I have 2 girls (16 & 14) and 1 boy (8). What theme parks would you suggest?

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Jan 30, 2017 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ellie,

The best parks for your kids would be the ones they are most interested in! Have them look at the parks and see what interests them. Are they into Harry Potter more than Star Wars? Are they thrill seekers or do they enjoy calmer attractions? The article you read lays out the best parks by age group, but getting your kids involved in the planning is the best way to plan and have a great vacation!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog!

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Jan 18, 2017 at 6:12 p.m. BELINDA L HANER Says...

We are taking my 9 yeard old daughter to Disney World im May2017 for 10 days. We are planning on doing MK, Epcot,Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Sea World. I thought I had it pretty well figured out but now I'm wondering if 2days at Universal Resort parks would be better and worth the extra money instead of 1 day at Hollywood Studios. My daughter loves rides and the characters sound more varied at Universal. Any thoughts are appreciated. And how far is Universal from the SeaWorld Resorts?

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Jan 18, 2017 at 12:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Belinda,

If you have the time and can afford a two-day ticket, two days at the Universal Studios Resort is worth it. Also, include her in the process. Have her look at the attractions and check out our videos from Disney's Hollywood Studios and Universal. Would she rather see Harry Potter, Despicable Me and Dr. Suess over Star Wars, Toy Story and Tower of Terror?

Universal is about a 15-minute drive to SeaWorld.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 15, 2016 at 2:29 p.m. Elisha Wortham Says...

Is there anyway to get discounted tickets to the parks?

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Dec 20, 2016 at 10:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elisha,

Yes! We are an authorized seller and offer discounts. You can see all of our Orlando ticket options here.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 9, 2016 at 6:11 p.m. Dora Says...

Hi there,

We are going to Orlando for the very first time december 23-25family of 6 I have 7 ,6,4and 1 years old we are planning to visit 2 theme parks any suggestions which one to choose??

Thank you.

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Dec 20, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dora,

I would definitely recommend Magic Kingdom and you may even want to consider doing two days at Magic Kingdom. Other good parks to consider would be LEGOLAND or SeaWorld.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 7, 2016 at 10:53 p.m. Farah Says...

Hi, we are planning to visit Orlando during Christmas time and I would love to get your recommendations on the theme park. I have three boys ages; 8, 6 and 3 years old. We will be staying 4 days in Orlando. What theme parks are best for my boys age kids? This would be our first time going to the Disney World.

Thanks a lot! :)

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Nov 8, 2016 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Farah,

Your sons are the perfect ages for Disney World and LEGOLAND. For Disney World, Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom would probably be best suited for their age.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 2, 2016 at 7:24 p.m. Patrice Cox Says...

Taking our 7 and 10 year-old kids at the end of this month. They are fairly obsessed with legos and star wars, so we are planning to do MK, Legoland, and Hollywood Studios for sure, but we have 1 more day to fill. In your opinion, which of the Orlando parks is the best of the remaining? Universal? Animal Kingdom? We also have a Sea World fairly close to us and they've "been there, done that" a few times already, so we weren't planning to do that. Is there anything about the Orlando Sea World that makes it more spectacular than the others?

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Nov 15, 2016 at 3:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patrice,

If your kids are good with thrills and/or like Harry Potter, definitely do Universal. Disney's Animal Kingdom is another good choice.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2016 at 9:49 a.m. Maurice Says...

Greetings, I have a family of 4, ages 8, 16, 2 adults 35. We are planning on 2 day disney park trip and first timers for everyone except the 16 yr old. We have decided that magic kingdom is the choice for 1 but 1) what do you recomnend for thr other? And 2) which what order? Thanks!

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Sep 27, 2016 at 7:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maurice,

I would recommend Epcot as your second Disney park. You didn't mention whether you 8-year-old is a girl or boy, but the new Frozen Ever After, and Elsa and Anna meet-and-greet are open in Norway, and Soarin' is now Soarin' Around the World! If you haven't, we recommend you download our Quick-Start Guide to Disney World. For the order, please see our Crowd Calendar for recommendations by date.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2016 at 2:42 a.m. Maurice Killins Says...

Thank you for the rapid response. My son is the 8yr old. Appreciate your feedback

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Sep 2, 2016 at 6:04 p.m. Desiree Says...

My family of 8 (2 adults, 2-19 year olds, 12, 10, 9 and a 5 year old) are going to FL for a week from 10/1-10/8. We are thinking of doing a 3 day pass to Universal and a 2 day pass to Disney, we are going to Clearwater beach one of the days in FL, so one of our days will be dedicated to that.

My concerns and questions are:

1) I'm not giving enough time to travel the Disney parks

2) That there wont be enough to enjoy for the 2 older kids that don't like roller coasters and the 5 year old at Universal.

3) Is Magic Kingdom something all ages would like or just the younger one?

thoughts, suggestions and help is greatly appreciated!! :)

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Sep 14, 2016 at 4:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Desiree,

The Universal and Disney resorts have a good mix of attractions for all ages. You could spend another day at Disney and one less at Universal, but it really comes down to what you think your family is most into. What other park/parks are you planning on at Disney World?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 15, 2016 at 11:55 p.m. Messi Says...

This is our first time going to Orlando so which park should we go to for 1 day? My kids ages are 15, 13, and 9. Thank you!

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Jul 19, 2016 at 11:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Messi,

Depending on your kids, I would say Magic Kingdom or Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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