As you are planning your trip to Walt Disney World, you may be surprised to learn that your child under age 3 can experience many of Disney’s famous attractions. In this 4 part series, I’ll cover each park with recommended attractions. Below, I’ve listed each attraction, as well as a few helpful hints. Let’s start our journey at the Magic Kingdom.
Highly recommended attractions for children under age 3:
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Enchanted Tales with Belle
- It’s a Small World
- Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Prince Charming Regal Carousel
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Liberty Square Riverboat
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Walt Disney World Railroad: Strollers must be emptied and folded on the train.
- Jungle Cruise
- Country Bear Jamboree
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Enchanted Tiki Room
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Astro Orbiter
- Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Character Meet and Greets
- Street Parties and Parades
Sometimes recommended attractions for children under age 3:
- Mad Tea Party: This attraction features tea cups that spin quickly. You do have some control over the speed of spinning in your individual cup, although the cups move along on a spinning track. If taking your infant, hold on tight!
- The Hall of Presidents: A stage style show with animatronic figures presenting presidential history. This attraction may not hold the attention of a toddler long, but it is a great place to get away from the heat or rain. If your child gets unruly, it is easy to leave during the show.
- Haunted Mansion: A ride through a haunted mansion. Nothing in the actual ride is too scary, however the entrance of the ride features a short presentation with total darkness and loud noises. After boarding the ride, if your child gets spooked, you have to wait until the end of the attraction to exit.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: A boat ride through a land of pirates. Has a few loud parts. If your child gets scared, you have to wait until the end of the attraction to exit.
- Carousel of Progress: A moving stage show with animatronic figures presenting human progress through the decades. Toddlers may not want to stay in their seats, but it is another great place to get away from the heat or rain. If you need to leave during the show, you can let the cast member know, they can help you exit.
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic: A 3D show that has a few loud parts. If your child gets upset, it is easy to leave during the show.
- Swiss Family Treehouse: A walking tour of the Robinson’s home. Strollers are not allowed, and you’ll need to climb 116 steps during the attraction.
- Casey Junior Splash ‘n Soak Station: A great water play area, but be sure to have a change of clothes for your child.
- Tom Sawyer Island: An island attraction themed after Mark Twain’s writings. This is a non-stroller friendly attraction. If you don’t mind carrying your children, you’ll need to navigate bridges, stairs, and uneven terrain.
Never recommended attractions for children under age 3:
- Splash Mountain: 40″ minimum height requirement
- Space Mountain: 44″ minimum height requirement
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: 40″ minimum height requirement
- Stitch’s Great Escape: 40″ minimum height requirement
- The Barnstormer: 35″ minimum height requirement
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train: 38″ minimum height requirement
- Tomorrowland Speedway: 32″ minimum height requirement
If there are attractions listed above that you and other members of your party would like to experience, be sure to view my post on Disney’s Rider Switch Service. Continue reading as we head to the Best Attractions at Disney’s Epcot for Kids Under Age 3.