How to Plan For Disney World When Traveling With Teens AND Small Children

Big Thunder Railroad

4. Encourage Your Family to Split Up for Rides

If there are huge age gaps between your children, they won’t agree on every ride. If this is the case, don’t force compromises on ride selections. Don’t drag a terrified five-year-old onto the Haunted Mansion and don’t forbid your fifteen-year-old from riding Expedition Everest because their younger sibling is too short. Please just give your teenagers the freedom to go off on their own to experience the more thrilling attractions. (Luckily, this can be done easily since FastPass+ selections can be customized for each individual guest!) Trust me. The magic of your family vacation won’t be ruined if you don’t always travel together in a pack. In fact, this will make the rides you can all enjoy together, all the more magical.

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