Is Magic Kingdom the Best Disney World Park For Small Children?
When visiting the Disney World Resort with little kids, you might find it hard to decide which park is best for family-friendly fun where both adults and children can enjoy to their heart’s pleasure. After getting feedback from our customers and experiencing it ourselves, we believe it is The Magic Kingdom.
Therefore in this article, we will discuss all the reasons why Magic Kingdom is the best Disney World park, especially when you’re traveling with kids. The children’s age bracket for this article is from 3-12 years old.
Let us dive in!
Rides and Attractions
Let us begin with the best rides at Magic Kingdom for safe family fun for everyone.
It’s a Small World
“It’s a Small World” is an iconic Disney World ride. Many parents might enjoy it with their kids because of the nostalgia it brings from their childhood trips to Disney World.
It features the familiar song “It’s a Small World” throughout the entirety of the ride. The languages keep changing as the ride progresses.
For older kids, the fun of riding it can be doubled as they try to guess different countries represented along the ride. While it is also an exciting experience for the younger children, who would be in awe as the scenes change around them
Peter Pan’s Flight
Peter Pan’s Flight is also a classic Magic Kingdom that might make many parents nostalgic. Along with the happy memories it brings for the adults, it is also exciting for the little ones.
The ride is a pirate ship that sails over a scale model of London and tells Peter Pan’s story through animatronic visuals. The fans of Peter Pan, whether old or young, will love it even more as they enjoy the experience with the audio from the movie.
Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Dumbo the Flying Elephant is yet another classic ride of the Magic Kingdom, perfect for family-friendly fun. Apart from the aerial-carousel-style ride, there’s also a playground in the circus tent where younger kids can play until their turn to hop on the ride.
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
If you want to take a little break from the nostalgia of the Magic Kingdom’s classics, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin is perfect for you and your kids.
It is an exciting ride for all ages that takes your spaceship through various glow-in-the-dark rooms. It can also bring a much-needed thrill for the little kids while being safe.
Along the way, you get to shoot targets with your laser gun, compete with the person you’re riding next to, and diminish their chances of beating you by turning their cart around.
Rides With Height Requirements
All the rides mentioned above have no height restrictions at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
However, there are some popular and exciting rides with height requirements:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (40″)
- Splash Mountain (40″)
- Space Mountain (40″)
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (38″)
- Tomorrowland Speedway (32″)
- The Barnstormer (35″)
- Tron Lightcycle Power Run (48″)
Character Meet and Greets
Character Meet and Greets are probably the most exciting thing for children after the exciting rides. The chance to see your favorite Disney World characters and the joy it brings can be out of this world.
You get a photo opportunity from Disney’s official photographers.
Meet and Greet Opportunities
- Mickey Mouse at Town Hall
- Tinkerbell at Town Hall
- Ariel in her Grotto
- Cinderella and Elena of Avalor at Princess Fairytale Hall
- Rapunzel and Tiana at Princess Fairytale Hall
You can meet the following characters at Adventureland:
Captain Jack Sparrow, Aladdin, and Jasmine.
You can meet the following characters at Tomorrowland:
Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Fro-zone, Edna Mode, and Stitch
You can meet the following characters at Fantasyland:
Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Donald, Daisy, Minnie, Goofy, Merida, Gaston, Alice from the Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, the Evil Step Sister, Wendy, and Peter Pan
Furthermore, you can also be a part of the scheduled meet and greets throughout the theme park.
After a long day of exciting fun and meet and greet, your children will likely feel hungry. Magic Kingdom has some great options for sitting down and getting a bite.
The first place that comes to mind is the “Liberty Tree Tavern.” It is a cozy eatery with amazing lunch and dinner options in the traditional New England style.
The next great option could be “Be Our Guest.” It is a “Beauty and the Beast” themed restaurant with a lovely ambiance for a family-friendly lunch or dinner. You can also sit and eat in the rooms themed after the Beast’s castle.
It is best to reserve these places in advance as they are quite popular among visitors.
Baby Care Center
Yet another reason why the Magic Kingdom is the best Disney World park if you’re traveling with children is the Baby Care center. If you happen to be traveling with babies, this center is equipped with changing tables, space for children to relax, a separate room for nursing mothers to feed their babies, and a small selection of to-be-bought baby care items such as wipes, diapers, baby food, and extra clothing.
The baby care center is an air-conditioned space and can be a great way for mothers and babies alike to take a breather and sit in quiet peace.
On your next trip with children, if you feel doubtful about which Disney World Park to visit, you now have plenty of reasons to go to Magic Kingdom. It is a family-friendly, fun-filled park with a range of enjoyable experiences. We have only listed a few here, and there is plenty of room for exploration.
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