Disney is place of fantasy, magic and exploration. A place where kids can explore, learn, have fun and create memories. Most importantly it’s a place for everyone. From babies to grandparents there’s a ride or attraction to suit every guest. If you happen to be traveling with small children and you’re wondering if perhaps they’re too young to enjoy the rides, know that they are not. At all of the Disney parks there are rides made especially for small children.
- Upon entering Magic Kingdom small children will be captivated by the pleasant music and delightful decor, sightings of famous Disney characters and of course Cinderella Castle. And when the kids are ready to take on the rides they will find plenty to choose from. There are carnival-style rides like Cinderella’s Golden Carousel, Dumbo The Flying Elephant, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin and Mad Tea Party. Then there are rides like the famous “it’s a small world” where kids are exposed to cultural diversity as they take a leisurely boat ride through different countries. Animatronics children sing and dance while wearing their country’s traditional attire and even speaking different languages. More animatronics are found on rides like Peter Pan’s Flight and Snow White’s Scary Adventures. These charming rides bring to life the popular stories and characters that kids know so well. And there are also rides that are still fun for small children but also made for adults. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is an innovative ride that welcomes guests to sit down in a revolving theater where the audience rotates around the stage. The show is focused on evolution of 20th-century technology so it’s a learning experience as well as entertainment. Walt Disney originally created this ride for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair and it’s been a popular attraction for years. So not only will your kids have fun at Magic Kingdom, you will too!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- At Disney’s Hollywood Studios you’ll find some of the attractions are targeted towards older guests. Because the theme park is focused on an inside look at the movies, some rides include special effects like fire and loud noises than can sometimes be too much for small children to handle. Still, there’s plenty for kids to see. Toy Story Mania! is an interactive 4-D ride that takes kids through a gallery of midway-style games. They’ll have the chance to fully immerse themselves in the fun and even get to see their favorite Toy Story characters along the way. Many of the shows at this park are perfectly suited for small children. Muppet Vision 3-D engages kids through a 13-minute trip into Muppet Labs where they’ll be exposed to things like real bubbles bursting in the air. Stage shows include Voyage of The Little Mermaid and Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage! Here, kids’ favorite characters are brought to life through song and dance. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also home to Star Wars: Jedi Training Academy, an interactive show that trains kids to fight with a lightsaber. There are more shows than rides targeted for small children, but that means there’s still plenty for young kids to see here.
- Epcot is another theme park that is full of hidden gems for kids. Yes, the park is focused on technological innovations and world cultures, subjects that you may attribute to more mature guests, but being a Disney park there is still a focus on young minds. As you walk through the 11 countries showcased at the park you’ll find street performers, acrobats and musicians engaging you. You or your child may even be asked to participate. Kids will also get the chance to take part in a variety of character meet and greets where they can mingle and take photos with their favorite characters. In addition to this you’ll find rides that are perfect for young children. Ellen’s Energy Adventure takes guests into a journey of time from the dinosaurs all the way to the future. At Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros, you can go on a boat ride through the Mexico Pavilion. The ride exposes kids to Mexican culture but still features a touch of Disney fun with the inclusion of Donald Duck. And a trip to Epcot wouldn’t be complete with visiting Figment, the free-spirited dragon. Journey Into Imagination With Figment is an imaginative ride that exposes kids to the joys of free thoughts. So whether you’re here to teach yourself about innovations and world cultures or to teach your kids, there is an attraction that will allow everyone to have fun.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
- It goes without saying that a park focused on animals would be a great place to take small children. From parades and Broadway-style shows to rides, there’s plenty to see and do. TriceraTop Spin is a carnival-style ride where kids ride a friendly dinosaur in a circle and make it go up and down. Affection Section is a petting zoo that allows kids to get hands-on as they touch and feed goats, sheep, chickens, llamas and other animals. Discovery Island Trails and Pangani Forest Exploration Trail allow you to take kids on a walkthrough tour where they’ll be exposed to a variety of animals and plants. It’s Tough to be a Bug! is a 3-D movie and multimedia show that entertains and engages kids. At Conservation Station kids will meet animal handlers, see animals up close and learn about proper care and conservation. While there may not be as many rides as you’ll find at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom hosts a world of other attractions that kids will enjoy.
In addition to the theme parks, Disney has two water parks: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Each park has plenty of kids’ play zones, lazy rivers and slides built especially for kids. Whichever parks you choose to visit, you’ll find plenty of attractions for young kids to enjoy.
Disney has four major theme parks (Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, and Animal Kingdom) that are great fun for people of all ages. If you are coming to Disney and you want some options as to where to stay, you may want to consider Disney Vacation Homes and Disney Condos. They offer wonderful amenities and they are just minutes from the Walt Disney World Resort.
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