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The Best Theme Parks in Orlando for Every Age Group

by Mommy Frog on August 10, 2023
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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 many 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. Whether you're searching for the best theme park in Orlando for your toddlers or grandparents (plus everyone in between), we're hoppy to help!

Best Theme Parks in Orlando by Age Group - Multigenerational Family at Universal Orlando

Before we dive into the best theme parks in Orlando 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 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Watched "Frozen 2" too many times on Disney+? Head to EPCOT to see Anna and Elsa in their "Frozen 2"-themed outfits! Can't get enough of "Despicable Me" and the minions? You're off to Universal Studios Florida. Penguins and dolphins? Sea ya at SeaWorld Orlando. Regardless of the age category that 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 theme parks in Orlando 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.

Collared Lemur at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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 Theme Parks in Orlando for Toddlers (Ages 4 and Under)

Best: Magic Kingdom

Hands down, 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 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 their parents. Start them off with Peter Pan's Flight and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Taking a baby to Disney World - Mickey & Minnie Meet

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. You can also see your favorite characters marching through the park in cavalcades, the Disney Festival of Fantasy parade or occasionally popping up at random locations from a distance. Whether your tadpole is a Mickey Mouse admirer or a pirate in training (you can find the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow over at the Adventureland Stage), you're quite likely 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-naped Amazon parrots and more are just some of the animals that you can see! Pint-sized shows such as "It's Tough to Be a Bug," the fan-favorite "Festival of the Lion King" and "Finding Nemo: The Big Blue ... and Beyond!" are also perfect for the wee set. 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 made its debut in 2019, giving toddlers a chance to explore the beloved neighborhood with its interactive elements and family-friendly rides.

Best Theme Parks in Orlando by Age Group - Peppa Pig

  • Peppa Pig Theme Park — The newest gate at LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Peppa Pig Theme Park was built with teeny tiny tadpoles (and their parents) in mind. With marvelously mild attractions such as Peppa Pig's Balloon Ride and Grampy Rabbit's Dinosaur Adventure, play areas such as Pirate Island Sand Play and Muddy Puddles Splash Pad and engaging entertainment at Mr. Potato's Showtime Arena and the indoor Cinema, tadpoles will have a blast snorting, giggling and playing with Peppa and all of her friends! The best part? This entire park can easily be conquered in half a day which leaves plenty of time for a mid-afternoon nap.

Peppa Pig LEGOLAND - Arena

Best Theme Parks in Orlando for Elementary-Age Kids (Ages 5 to 10)

Best: SeaWorld Orlando

Best Theme Parks in Orlando by Age Group - Girl with Elmo Wand

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 Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. 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 five species on land and underwater. (Currently, the ride is not operating, but the animal exhibit is open.)

Other Good Orlando Theme Parks for Elementary-Age Kids:

LEGOLAND FLORIDA - girls posing outside Masters of Flight Attraction

  • 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 gentler 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 addition of LEGO MOVIE World in 2019.
  • 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 Theme Parks in Orlando for Tweens (Ages 11 to 13)

Best: Universal Studios Florida

Best Theme Parks in Orlando by Age Group - Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida

With more simulator rides than thrill rides, and many based on movie franchises, Universal Studios Florida offers a lot to do and see for teens and tweens. 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! The bravest of 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-worthy 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:

Best Theme Parks in Orlando for Teens (Ages 14 to 18)

Best: Universal Islands of Adventure

Teens will love the high number of true thrill rides, including the Incredible Hulk CoasterHagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure and Jurassic World VelociCoaster! 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, shopping ... and eating! (Did we mention eating? There are plenty of options to satisfy your growing teen's hunger!) 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 Theme Parks in Orlando for Adults

Best: EPCOT

Best Theme Parks in Orlando by Age Group - Group of smiling adults in EPCOT's Germany Pavilion

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 Theme Parks in Orlando for Seniors

Best: SeaWorld Orlando

This pristine park is known for its fantastic shows, particularly Sea Lion & Otter Spotlight and Dolphin Adventures. Seniors will enjoy the animal encounters, the 360-degree view of Orlando from Sky Tower, getting an up-close look at how the park comes to the aid of sick, injured and orphaned animals at the brand-new SeaWorld Rescue Center and the numerous places to cool off.

Other Good Theme Parks for Seniors:

  • EPCOT — World Showcase offers the chance to shop, eat and drink in the history and architecture of 11 countries. You can take your time hopping from pavilion to pavilion without having to walk far distances at a time.

Best Theme Parks in Orlando by Age Group - Prime Time

  • 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!

Related: A Dip Inside the Top Orlando Water Parks

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, 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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Jul 6, 2016 at 4:54 a.m.
Geena Says...

Hello, I wanted to know which park will be be good for a couple aged 30? We are planning a trip for August 2016, but would like advice on the best times to visit and which parks would be best suited for 2 days.

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:57 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Geena,

It all depends on what you are into, but Universal's Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa are all good choices. You can see the best days on our crowd calendar:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/crowd-calendar/

Here are discount tickets for all of those parks:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 4, 2016 at 2:57 p.m.
Jean smith Says...

Hi we have been to Disney a few times and have been to magic kingdom ,sea world ,Epcot ,what's the best park to visit besides those we are 60 years old

We only have 1 day to spare as we are on a cruise

Thanks

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Jul 11, 2016 at 1:50 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jean,

I would consider Disney's Animal Kingdom with its new shows, entertainment and nighttime animal experiences.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 22, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Danel Amstelveen Says...

Hello,

I really like fast rollercoasters and we are going to Orlando this year. Any tips?

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Jul 11, 2016 at 7:06 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danel,

I would recommend SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa (the most coasters in Orlando). SeaWorld has a brand-new hypercoaster, Mako, which lives up to the hype. Check out our video of it at night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycsZErITmzw

Here are discount ticket options for both parks:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/seaworld-orlando-resort/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 14, 2016 at 3:36 a.m.
Paul Says...

Going through Orlando, want to take family, 40,38,15,15,13,11,9 to a one day park with some thrilling rides , we have done disney,universal,SeaWorld in California several times before and would like to know what park so you recommend that can beat the California hype?

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Jul 5, 2016 at 1:42 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paul,

A few recommendations: Busch Gardens has a good mix of thrill rides and animal experiences that will appeal to the wide group. SeaWorld Orlando also has some very serious thrill rides, especially now with Mako, has the same great animal shows and encounters, is absolutely beautiful.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 14, 2016 at 12:19 a.m.
Myra Says...

Hi,

We will be traveling from Manila Philippines this Dec 17 until 21 ( which happened to be her birthday too ). My daughter is 4 years old and a great fan of Disney. In those 4 days of stay can you suggest 2 or 3 themed parks for her age and can you suggest hotels that has Disney character dining and meeting Elsa and Anna and how to arrange for fast pass? I've yet to finish all the conversation here, my apologies if this have been tackled ????.? Thank you very much

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Jul 7, 2016 at 1:28 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Myra,

I would consider Magic Kingdom, Disney's Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney's Polynesian, Contemporary and Beach Club are good options for character dining. You'll find more suggestions in our brand new Quick-Start Guide to Disney World.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 5, 2016 at 3:33 a.m.
Belva Says...

I have children age 14, 12, and 5. Which park would be the best for all to have a great time?

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Jun 17, 2016 at 4:31 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Belva,

It really depends on your kids and what they are into, but Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld Orlando and Universal Studios Florida would be good bets.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 4, 2016 at 10:54 p.m.
Caliiewags Says...

My 46-year-old mentallly impaired (and partially blind son) wants to go to Sea World in Orlando since we will be near there at the end of June and we will only have one day available to do one single park. He wants to see the whale show. And he really wants to sit in the 'splash zone'. I'm on board with this idea even though I'm his 65-year-old mom. ☺️ But I don't know how to go about getting reasonably priced tickets...and seating in the 'splash zone' area. Also...do u know if I can buy a parking pass ahead of time...online? And does it cost more for a handicap spot? Thank you very kindly for your help.

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Jul 14, 2016 at 9:58 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Take a look at our SeaWorld Orlando tickets; we offer some great deals on these tickets and some include parking! (Up to around $42 off, depending on the ticket you choose.) As far as sitting in the splash zone, you simply just need to arrive early enough to grab a seat! SeaWorld also has a preferred parking area, which is closer to the park gates that does cost extra. But if you have a handicap parking permit already, then you should definitely have access to a handicap spot complimentary.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 20, 2016 at 12:11 a.m.
Laurie Says...

Hello! We will be in Florida next week and will be choosing only one theme park to visit on one of our days there. Can you recommend a theme park that is good for ages 22, 19, 18, 16, and 7 yrs old?

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May 30, 2016 at 8:58 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lauri,

Sorry for the delay. What park did you decide on?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 10, 2016 at 6:36 p.m.
Angie Says...

Hi!

We are planning on taking our oldest son in October for the first time. His birthday is on Halloween and will turn 5. Would we be best to just do MK 2 days or do MK 1 day and a different park another day? We will only be there for a 4 day stay. Also, we have a 2 year old and we are debating bringing him or keeping him at home with Grandparents. In your opinion is a 2 year old too young and would he hold back our almost 5 year old from having fun?

Thank you!

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May 17, 2016 at 3:23 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

You could easily do two days at Magic Kingdom, but there is a lot of cool, new stuff coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom, and we think it would be a big hit for a 5-year-old. As far as your 2-year-old, there are a lot of attractions you would be able to do with him, and you could do a ride swap for things that he can't do, but that is ultimately your call.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 10, 2016 at 2:57 p.m.
Sherry Parker Says...

I am going to Disney for the first time. I am 60 years old and need to pick two parks - please advise which two would be the best for me.

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May 30, 2016 at 8:24 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sherry,

I would pick Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 29, 2016 at 8:03 p.m.
Tina Says...

Looking to take a 11 year old, 13,and 16 year old to Walt Disney World for very first time. Can only afford maybe one day. What do you suggest would be the best theme park. Want them to really be impressed, any suggestions out there for family on tight budget?

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Apr 7, 2016 at 1:39 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tina,

If they like thrill rides, I might consider Universal's Islands of Adventure, but for the quintessential experience, you can't go wrong with Magic Kingdom.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 14, 2016 at 5:14 p.m.
Karen Says...

We will visit Tampa and Orlando for 2 weeks. Have been before but struggling to narrowing down the parks for interest for children in different age brackets (6, 12 & 14). The older two babe been to magic kingdom, Epcot, Busch gardens and Seaworld, the younger one too but was only 1. My husband and I have been to universal studios without e kids but 12 years ago.

Can you make a recommendation. We don't intend to visit them all!

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Mar 16, 2016 at 2:44 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Karen,

I think the Universal parks will be perfect for the kids if they like thrill rides. Your 6-year-old may not be tall enough for all of the coasters, or want to ride them, but he or she should be tall enough for most everything else. I would definitely do some of the Disney parks too, at least Magic Kingdom and Epcot, especially for the younger one.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 3, 2016 at 7:27 p.m.
Molly Says...

I would like to take my 19month grandson any ideas anyone, Please all suggestions are welcomed. We would be visiting Orlando for a month.

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Jan 23, 2016 at 5:40 a.m.
Debbie Says...

We will be in Orlando May 22-23, 2016 before heading to next destination on 5/24 and having a hard time deciding which park to visit. We did 1 day at MK in 2011 (stayed at Pop Century) when kids were 8 and 6, it was fun, but no one wants to go again. We visited Legoland in 2013, everyone loved, perfect ages (10 and 8) to do everything in park. 2016 trip they will be 13 and 11 and we are having a hard time deciding which park to visit -- probably only one park, and other day at Disney Springs or something non-amusement-park-ish. We have narrowed it down to Universal Studios (looks fantastic to me, kids love HP, but neither likes thrill rides and from pics, most look pretty thrilling) ... Animal Kingdom (one kid will LOVE animals, afraid younger may be bored??? he likes action, but not scary action) ... Busch Gardens, if we choose to fly into Tampa instead, but know nothing about that park ... and just started considering Sea World after reading your recommendations by age. There is too much to choose from for a short visit!! Any recommendations you can make for our family of 4?

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Jan 26, 2016 at 1:55 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Debbie,

I think SeaWorld and Universal Studios Florida are solid choices. With Universal, there are fewer pure thrill rides than you might think and lots of fun, 3D-type action rides based on popular moves. SeaWorld has fewer ride choices since two are pure thrill rides, but lots of animals and shows.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 21, 2016 at 8:53 p.m.
scashiola Says...

We are planning a trip with our 5 and 12 year old kids and we were wanting to do Universal, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, LEGOLAND and one of the waterparks. In your opinion what would be the best order to do these and the best way to buy the tickets?

Thanks

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Jan 26, 2016 at 2:10 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

You can use our Crowd Calendar to help plan which day to visit. As far as tickets, there isn't one that covers all of these parks, but it's very easy to purchase them on our site from this page:

https://www.undercovertourist.com/orlando/

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 7, 2015 at 2:37 a.m.
Michele Says...

Hi Mommy Frog,

I am thinking about taking my 5 year old to see a park for Christmas. We went to MK for his 5th b-day this year and he loved it. Unfortunately his step-brother (11) made the trip unbearable. I want to do something special just for our son and will need to exclude my husband and stepson from this activity since he also cannot stand going on rides, but my husband still forces him to go. While our son is the dare devil and would ride a coaster in a heart beat. Anyway any help for choosing the best theme park for the holidays would be greatly appreciated. There are just so many great holiday activities to choose from.

Thanks for your help! Happy Holidays to you!

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Dec 7, 2015 at 7:40 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michele,

For a one-day trip, I would do Magic Kingdom. As I am sure you know, it will be very, very crowded. I would make sure to get your tickets early so you can book FastPasses ASAP.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2015 at 5:29 p.m.
Michelle Says...

Hello we are planning on coming to Disney in April 2016 suggested time for a 4 year and 12 year old? does the park close early and is the nightly parades still an hour b4 closing

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Oct 14, 2015 at 9:43 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michelle,

The parks do not generally close early in April. While the entertainment schedules are not finalized this far in advance, their should be a nightly parade at Magic Kingdom.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 15, 2015 at 3:44 p.m.
Elbio Says...

Where does Discovery Cove land in all of this? How about water parks?

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Aug 24, 2015 at 12:31 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elbio,

This is a great question, and we'll plan on a future post to cover all of them! In a nutshell, all of the water parks offer something for all ages. Discovery Cove is not a typical water park and is fun for the entire family! That said, children under 6 will not be able to participate in the dolphin swim. That might be a deal-breaker for your family, but the little ones will still have a blast.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 20, 2017 at 3:41 a.m.
Alex Says...

Hi,

My husband and I are hoping to go to Discovery Cove with my 8, 6 and 2 year old. Can one of us stay with the 2 year old somewhere whilst one does the dolphin swim with the bigger kids?

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Feb 3, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alex,

Yes, one of you will need to stay with your 2-year old with the other swims with your other children. You will be able to watch from the beach!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 10, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.
Lawrence Says...

I want to ask if you have a suggested order. I am taking my 7 yr.old granddaughter and I would like to work our way up to the best. My thought is that if we go to the best most exciting park early on, then the others may wane by comparison. So any suggestions as to where to start and in what order? We will be in Orlando for 2 weeks (hopefully with some more restful days every now and then).

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Dec 10, 2014 at 2:01 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lawrence,

Honestly it depends on you and your party. Some people who love Magic Kingdom like to do it at the start of the trip, visit other parks and then circle back to Magic Kingdom again at the end. It's also fairly subjective what will be your favorite park, especially if you have never visited them all before, although it's hard not to love Magic Kingdom :) Keep in mind too that the longer your trip, and depending on how many rest days you have in there, you're likely to be more tired at the end and want to visit parks that have shorter hours so that it is not as taxing.

I would love to hear other people's thoughts on this!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 24, 2015 at 6:06 p.m.
Andrea Says...

We have to agree with your idea. Our family always starts our trip and ends our trip at the Magic Kingdom. While we love all the parks, that one just seems to start us off with the most magic and ends our trip with that last touch of magic before having to leave.

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Sep 1, 2015 at 4:14 a.m.
Kevin Says...

Ditto. MK is the best. (11, 8, 6). We always Start and End our vacation with that.

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Apr 14, 2013 at 11:03 p.m.
Violaplayer Says...

I've been to Disneyland over 20 times (age 58), but went to Orlando for the first time this year. The fireworks over the castle at the Magic Kingdom was spectacular. We were very impressed with the shows at the Animal Kingdom! Epcot was our least favorite. The Harry Potter section of the Islands of Adventure was great but the rest was unimpressive compared to Disney quality.

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Apr 12, 2013 at 5:01 a.m.
nicklaus ulrich Says...

Checking if disney charges parking all the time or do they stop charging at a certain time

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Apr 12, 2013 at 1:41 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nicklaus,

There is officially no discounted or free parking for the Walt Disney World theme parks after a certain hour. That said, we did find the parking ticket booths empty on one evening visit to Magic Kingdom.

-- Mommy Frog

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Jun 23, 2015 at 5:19 p.m.
Tory western Says...

i also found the ticket booths empty at Animal Kingdom when we arrived an hour and a half before park opening for a scheduled breakfast

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Apr 11, 2013 at 5:11 p.m.
Carmen Maritza Marrero Says...

A mi me encantan todos y tengo 47!!!! Pero no podria dejar de ir a Magic Kingdom, nada se compara a encontrarte frente al castillo de Cenicienta!!!!

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