Disney's Family Magic Tours
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We did this tour last October. I think it would be fine to take a 3 year old -- he won't get as much out of it as a child a few years older would, but our guide did a great job of keeping participants of all ages engaged.
Kat was three, when she did it and had a blast. Truthfully, the optimum age is a little older - maybe 6 or 7 - so the children can fully appreciate the storyline, which was lost on Kat.
The only point that I wold make is that there is a lot of walking, and your child would miss out on a lot of fun if he were in a stroller. If he would get fed up with too much walking. I'd leave it a year or two.
If you'd like me to post a link to my trip report containing the tour, please let me know. It does contain spoilers, but might help you decide whether the trip is right for you.
We did that tour 2 years ago but we are all older. There is definitely alot of walking but it is really fun. If I remember correctly the youngest child that was in our touring group was around 5 or 6 years old. Hope this helps.
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It depends on your 9 or 10 year old. My 11 yo "humored" me with her participation (and admitted in private that she really did have a good time -- especially when the CM actually got her dad to SKIP down the street!), but my 7yo absolutely loved it! I'd say go ahead and do it with the 9/10yo because this probably will be your last chance for a while!
I would agree that it depends on the particular child. My 9 year old didn't really care for it, and felt that it was a little too silly for her (now that she views herself as practically a teen ager!). My son, age 7, also wasn't that engaged, which was a bummer. I think that it's a great tour, though, and our guide was fabulous! I would really recommend it to one and all, but it seemed like it was best suited to kids around the ages 5-8 (or in my case, um, 42). That age range is purely my opinion. It's a fun tour and I loved it when we did it this past December!
My son was 10 when we did it and he LOVED acting crazy, crawling, jumping, acting like animals/characters, trying to find clues, and basically getting to enjoy himself. (He's very outgoing and doesn't mind attracting attention or acting silly.)