Good for Seniors?

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Good for Seniors?

So what characteristics make something "good for Seniors." A lot of seniors are at very different places in life, so I tend to just think of not a ton of walking and not a ton of jarring. Any other things I should consider?

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Not a lot of waiting is good! Also, the opportunity to make plans as you go -- wing it. That's always nice.

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In terms of specific attractions:

Magic Kingdom - not much here to interest most seniors I know but a few suggestions -
Tomorrowland Transit Authority
Small World
Pirates of the Caribbean
simply enjoying the architecture and the landscaping

Animal Kingdom
Kilimanjaro Safari (if their bodies can take the jarring)
Maharaj Jungle Trek
Pangani Forest Trek
Wonder of Flight
[on a recent visit, a 79 year old friend liked Dinosaur - which I can't stand!]

Hollywood Studios
Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular
One Man's Dream

Epcot - lots of stuff here
American Adventure
Voices of Liberty
World Showcase Players
Sergio
Chinese Acrobats
Soarin'
Spaceship Earth
Living with the Land
the Living Seas
(if they don't have vertigo / dizziness issues... films in Canada, France, and China)
shopping, shopping, shopping

Of course, visiting resorts is lovely

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Hi Nora! I'll have to go check out frugaldinks.com -- sounds like a site that'll teach me to save some cash for WDW!

I think those are great suggestions, and I also agree with Annie that having the opportunity to "wing it" is a nice plus.

I'll add to the Hollywood Studios list the animation class and the backlot tour -- those are both a lot of fun. Also, downtown Disney!

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bali wrote:
Hi Nora! I'll have to go check out frugaldinks.com -- sounds like a site that'll teach me to save some cash for WDW!

I think those are great suggestions, and I also agree with Annie that having the opportunity to "wing it" is a nice plus.

I'll add to the Hollywood Studios list the animation class and the backlot tour -- those are both a lot of fun. Also, downtown Disney!

You'll have to keep looking for $$ saving tips - right now we're just getting started with frugaldinks.com. But, we'd love to have you as a visitor...

Winging it is a necessity for us whenever we're touring WDW with anyone other than just the two of us! That's one of the reasons why having such developed knowledge of WDW is so handy.

Oh yes, with seniors - very useful to know the location of restrooms!

Thanks for the suggestions re: Hollywood Studios - we didn't spend much time there with our seniors - Epcot seemed to be their true favorite.

Nora

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Good point, Nora, about having a good knowledge of WDW. I take for granted how well I know the parks. If you're new to the resort, you're spending a lot of time and effort with maps -- that's a time savings I usually forget about!

And knowing the bathrooms goes along with that!

Welcome to the boards!

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Hi Nora! Welcome to the boards!

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At MK I'd guess the CoP and HoP would appeal to older people. I wouldn't avoid the areas for small kids though as most grandparents like seeing small children enjoy themselves as much as if they were their own.

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Tony wrote:
At MK I'd guess the CoP and HoP would appeal to older people. I wouldn't avoid the areas for small kids though as most grandparents like seeing small children enjoy themselves as much as if they were their own.

Good point; I forgot about CoP! Also, I have just as much fun on Fantasyland rides, so I don't see why gram and gramp wouldn't mickey

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