Disney World is our favorite vacation spot. Our toddler accompanied us for her first trip this past spring and it is safe to say that she loves it as much as we do. Disney offers four amazing theme parks and two water parks. We have never taken time to visit the water parks, so we will be focusing on the parks in this post. Disney goes above and beyond to make sure they have attractions for people of all ages and all ability levels. Today, we want to share some rides, attractions, and experiences at Walt Disney World that are amazing for toddlers.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
In this ride, you are invited to join in on one of Winnie the Pooh’s many adventures. You get to ride in a honey pot through the 100 acre woods. Little ones will love getting to see Pooh and all of his friends. We rode this ride several times during our last trip and our toddler giggled through each ride. As a bonus, there is a fun play area at the rides entrance.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
This one might sound like an unexpected choice, but it is an amazingly underappreciated ride. It is a train like ride that takes you around Tomorrowland. It offers wonderful views and a bit of a rest from a hectic day in the parks. Our toddler loved it.
Pete’s Silly Side Show
Pete’s Silly Side Show is a circus themed character meet and greet. It is a fun, upbeat environment and the wait times are typically under 25 minutes. The line is inside and air conditioned, so it is a great little break from the heat. This area is also home to an amazing gift shop.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
This ride is super cute. When the ride ends, you are in a real aquarium that offers plenty to explore. There is even a shark themed play area. We went back to Epcot one night specifically so our toddler could revisit this ride and the aquarium.
We love space ship earth and we were excited to share it with our toddler. It’s a 15 minute ride, so we were worried that it wouldn’t keep her attention, but it did. She loved the interactive ending.
Frozen Ever After
Frozen Ever After was new to us on our last visit. It is in Norway in the World Showcase. It is a must for any Frozen fan. It’s a very pretty and fun boat ride. It is a bit rough though, so it may scare some toddlers. Our toddler really liked it overall. She didn’t love getting her head a tiny bit wet, but she got over it quickly. This ride brings a wait time of at least an hour most days, so we highly suggest getting a fast pass in advance.
Toy Story Mania
This is Mr. Not So Crafty’s favorite ride. We did not get to take our toddler on it while we were visiting Hollywood studios because it was closed for much of the morning, but we are still adding it to our list of rides that toddlers will love. It is colorful and interactive. This is another ride that you may want to get a fast pass for because the line does get pretty long.
Animation Courtyard offers a variety of toddler friendly character meet and greets. They each have a separate line (or at least they did when we were there in the spring) so it can eat up a bit of time, but there was not in Hollywood studios that interested our toddler.
So this isn’t a ride or an attraction, but it is an extremely toddler friendly restaurant. They offer a huge selection of dipping sauces, which I think is a dream come true for most toddlers.
This ride is always one of our fast passes at Animal Kingdom. If your toddler likes animals, you will not want to skip this. You will see a variety of wildlife up close. This is a ride that is fun to ride multiple times each trip because it is always a unique experience.
The Boneyard is a playground designed for kids 10 and younger. It is decorated as a dinosaur bone dig site. It features a sandpit, slides, swings, caves, and so much more!
This character meet and great spot is currently home to Mickey and Minnie in adorable safari themed outfits. This was our toddler’s favorite place to meet Mickey and Minnie. We fast passed this character experience, but the wait time is usually only around 30 minutes, so you could also just wait in the regular line.
We would love to hear from you! Have you been to Disney with a toddler? How was your family’s experience? Did your small child have a favorite ride?