Best Attractions for Little Ones

by Darren Wittko

When you visit Walt Disney World Resort with small children, it will be a trip filled with special magic they will never forget. Keep these helpful tips in mind when traveling with little ones to make your visit even more magical.

  • Little Guests under 3 years of age get free entry into Disney Theme Parks and Disney Water Parks.
  • As a Disney Resort guest you'll enjoy extended Disney park hours, known as Extra Magic Hours, which offer an opportunity to enjoy additional time in Disney Theme Parks at no extra charge.
  • Disney FastPass+ service allows you to reserve access to select Disney Theme Park experiences before you even arrive so that you can spend less time in line. You can enjoy access to select shows, Character Greetings, and parade and fireworks viewing areas.

popular kid-friendly attractions at Walt Disney World 

Magic Kingdom Park

BUZZ LIGHTYEAR'S SPACE RANGER SPIN

Be a junior Space Ranger and pilot your Star Cruiser through a daring space mission to save the toy universe from the sinister Emperor Zurg. Fire your personal laser cannon to score points. 
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+


CASEY JR. SPLASH 'N' SOAK STATION

Adjacent to the Fantasyland Train Station, Casey Jr. Splash 'n' Soak Station is a circus-themed water-play area. 
Height Requirement: None


DUMBO THE FLYING ELEPHANT

Take your own spin around the circus ring as you control how high or low to fly.
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+


ENCHANTED TALES WITH BELLE

The adventure begins in Maurice's workshop where a musical mirror is the doorway to a captivating new kind of storytelling experience.
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+ 


PETER PAN'S FLIGHT

Follow Peter Pan on a whimsical journey into Never Land. Refuse to grow up as you navigate by the second star on the right to float above the glittering lights of moonlit London. Glide above mermaids, Indians and even Captain Hook!
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+ 


Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater

Mickey Mouse is in his rehearsal room at Town Square Theater, ready to meet his biggest fans. Discover props and posters from Mickey's magical career in the theater and maybe even spot a disappearing dove or a rabbit coming out of a hat. 
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+


PRINCESS FAIRYTALE HALL

The home for Disney princesses to greet their loyal subjects. This regal space provides the perfect setting to meet Cinderella, Elena of Avalor, Rapunzel, and Princess Tiana.
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+


MICKEY'S PHILHARMAGIC

Be dazzled by this immersive attraction that bursts forth with amazement from one of the largest seamless screens in the world! It stars Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other beloved Disney favorites in a hilarious adventure through movies, music and mayhem. 
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+ ✭✭


UNDER THE SEA - JOURNEY OF THE LITTLE MERMAID

Travel with Ariel and her friends through their exciting adventure above and below the waves - all against a musical backdrop of songs from the classic film.
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+


Epcot

Epcot Character Spot

Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot. 
Height Requirement: None


JOURNEY INTO IMAGINATION WITH FIGMENT

Take a ride through the Imagination Institute, where that playful purple dragon Figment really puts you to the test! Climb aboard a train of thought in the Sound Lab. Use your Common Scents in the Smell Lab.
Location: Imagination! Pavilion
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+


Kidcot Fun Stop

Kids enjoy coloring activities at each of the 11 nations around World Showcase. 
Height Requirement: None


THE SEAS WITH NEMO & FRIENDS

Cruise out to sea in the clamobile! Join Marlin and Dory on their search for the elusive clown fish and encounter dozens of "jellies", a toothy anglerfish, even old friend Bruce the shark.
Location: The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+


TURTLE TALK WITH CRUSH

Using his high-tech "hydrophone," Crush can communicate directly with little dudes and dudettes about literally anything that's on their minds. Enter the Turtle Talk theater and take a seat in front of the window into Crush's ocean world. Watch as he swims up to the underwater mic, looks you in the eye and even addresses you by name! Ideal for toddlers and young children.
Location: The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+


Disney's Hollywood Studios

DISNEY JUNIOR - LIVE ON STAGE!

Join the gang from Disney Junior hits "Doc McStuffins" and "Sofia the First," along with "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." 
FastPass+ Offered


JEDI TRAINING: TRIALS OF THE TEMPLE

Watch younglings train in the ways of the Force and put their skills to the test to defeat the Dark Side—including a new villain! Under the tutelage of a Jedi, the recruits learn how to use the Force—and their wit—to wield lightsabers. Younglings between 4 and 12 years of age who wish to participate must register before the show. Registration fills up quickly, book as soon as the park opens. 


TOY STORY MANIA!

This interactive, 4D attraction features the loveable cast of characters from the Disney•Pixar Toy Story films. Climb aboard a ride vehicle and play through a gallery of midway-style games designed for a raucous good time. 
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+


Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

AFFECTION SECTION

Enjoy this delightful animal encounter with goats, sheep, pigs, chicken, llamas and more. Watch for special guest appearances by some of the park's friendlier animals. This is a great way to help little ones begin to "open their eyes to the world around them.
Height Requirement: None 


THE BONEYARD

Slip, slide, slither and slosh through a play maze filled with fun fossils. "Exploration. Excavation. Exultation." is the motto of the Dino Institute and nowhere is this truer than here. Would-be paleontologists young and old play amidst a world of dinosaur discoveries like a Triceratops, T-Rex and Wooly Mammoth.
Height Requirement: None 


FINDING NEMO - THE MUSICAL

Finding Nemo - The Musical, a scheduled 30-minute musical-theater adaptation of Disney·Pixar's movie, Finding Nemo, that will amaze audiences of all ages, is performed in the Theater in the Wild at the DinoLand U.S.A area in Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.
This attraction has FastPass+


GORILLA FALLS EXPEDITION TRAIL

Trek into the forest in search of gorillas! Along the way, enjoy a nature walk through a verdant African valley filled with Nile hippos, birds and fish. Enter an exotic bird aviary, an underwater hippo viewing area, a savannah overlook, and have an intimate up-close encounter with a magnificent troop of gorillas.
Height Requirement: None


KILIMANJARO SAFARIS

Climb aboard your open-sided safari vehicle for an exciting expedition for the entire family. Animals from Africa freely roam through 110 acres of savannah, rivers and rocky hills. Look out for giraffes, hippos, elephants, rhinos, and lions!
Height Requirement: None
This attraction has FastPass+ 


TRICERATOP SPIN

Take the family for a spin aboard this whirling, twirling, friendly flying dinosaur. Climb into one of these four-person dino vehicles and spin 'round, up and down. 
Height Requirement: None

 

Updated August, 2017