All that riding in a stroller and waiting in lines leaves my young kids ready to burst with energy! To keep our park days running smoothly, I like to let them run, jump, and explore. While they are playing, I find it is a great time to use my phone to check my email or Facebook. Here’s a list of the playgrounds at each of the Walt Disney World theme parks:
Disney’s Magic Kingdom
- Toddler play area under Splash Mountain: A small, soft floored playhouse, perfect for toddlers. To find it, walk towards the train station in Frontierland.
- Interactive queue at Dumbo the Flying Elephant: An indoor play area located in the queue for Dumbo the Flying Elephant. You receive a restaurant style pager to let you know when it is your turn to experience the ride: Has different areas for different age groups and bleacher seating for parents. Located in Storybook Circus.
- Small interactive queue at The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Great while waiting in line; there are toddler friendly interactive stations. Located in Fantasyland.
- Tom Sawyer Scavage Fort located on Tom Sawyer Island, Frontierland: A playspace designed for children ages 2 to 12. You must take the raft to get to Tom Sawyer Island.
- Toddler play area inside The Seas with Nemo and Friends: A small, carpeted playspace, but it is inside and air conditioned. To enter, go through the double doors on the far left side of the building.
- Indoor tunnel play area inside Mission: Space: A small carpeted playspace, but it is inside and air conditioned. To enter, go through the exit area of Mission: Space.
- If the Flower & Garden Festival or the Food & Wine Festival is going on, there is a seasonal playground set up near the entrance to the World Showcase. The setup differs slightly each year, and the ground is covered in artificial turf.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure: A soft floored, playspace with larger than life props. Features nets, slides, and tunnels.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- The Boneyard: An extra large (about a half an acre) play area with tunnels, slides, and nets. Be sure to also visiting the digging area (large sandbox style area filled with “Texas grit”, a small pebble), where children can excavate “bones”.
Remember, if your child will be playing at any of the playgrounds or play areas, they will need to wear shoes. View my post about Disney’s shoe policy. Watch for my next post highlighting which Disney Resorts offer playgrounds.
Photo above was taken at the toddler play area under Splash Mountain at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.