How to Decide When to Take Your Kids to Disney

How to Decide When to Take Your Kids to Disney

Disney is a place for everyone, but how do you decide when the time is right for your family? This is how to decide when to take your kids to Disney.

One of the most common questions parents have when deciding whether to visit Disney World is when is the right time to take their kids. Are they too young? Or are they too old? There are many factors in deciding when is the best age to take your kids to Disney, so here are some suggestions to help you make your decision.

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When to Take Your Kids to Disney

What is the best age to visit?

Children between 3 and 12 years old will be the BEST age to visit Disney World. However, people of all ages will still enjoy and have a great time at this theme park. At age 3-12, you can get your children in for cheaper, and many of the characters and attractions are themed around kids of this age. 

Will your child remember a Disney trip?

Waiting to take your child to Disney when they are old enough to remember the experience is an excellent factor to consider. Sure, when they are younger than ten, they are cheaper at restaurants and park tickets, but they may not be able to remember the experience. If you’re worried that your child won’t be able to remember the trip, then I suggest waiting until they are at least five, if not older.

Which age range is best for each park?

Disney World is a fun experience for anyone of any age. However, if you are traveling with children of different ages or are unsure which parks are suitable for your kids, here is a quick guide to help you determine which parks to take your kids.

Magic Kingdom

The best age to visit this theme park is 3 to 12. AS the most popular park, there are only three rides that have height requirements here. There aren’t many thrill rides, but there are some faster-paced rides like Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Many attractions are designed for toddlers and children, and there are lots of character dining experiences here.

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is better suited for kids who are between ages 6 and 12. The reason why is that you want to wait until your kids can appreciate animals and nature. The park is a bit slower-paced, and there is a lot of walking and scenery here. Also, there are many rides here that are a bit more on the thrill ride side of things, making it hard for younger kids to enjoy.

Hollywood Studios

While younger kids can enjoy this theme park, this is where you will likely want to take your older kids. There are many rides with height requirements, and many rides are geared toward older kids. So if you have a teenager with you, this is the park you want to take them to.


Epcot is great for kids between the ages of 8 to 14. There is very little for kids under the age of eight to do here, but they probably won’t have as much fun exploring the countries, trying exotic food, and riding thrill rides.

The right age to visit Disney World is going to be a bit different for every child. Each child has their own unique decisions, too, such as if they will ride any rides or if they’ll be afraid of the characters that can significantly impact your trip. So, use this as a guideline but know your own child to make your final decision.

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