Five Rides for Little Guys (and girls) @ Magic Kingdom
There isn’t a “magic” age for a child’s first Disney visit. I heard somewhere that visiting Disney World should be a rite of passage for all children. Wow! How awesome would that be?! No matter what, with a little planning, your child can enjoy him or herself from a very young age. Here are my top five attractions for little ones at Magic Kingdom.
1. Dumbo the Flying Elephant. When I took my daughter on this for the first time, she was 9 months old. I seriously cried. It was so fun! It’s sort of one of those “Disney Bucket List” experiences for me. Why? Because Dumbo is such a Disney classic! As you control your elephant to go up or down, and look out over Fantasyland, you can’t help but feel taken away by the magic.
2. It’s a Small World. Even though the line may appear long, in our experience, this ride loads very quickly. It’s so fun to point out the international dolls, and feel happy while floating along. It’s a ride we go on over and over and over again.
3. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. As you make your way along in your honey pot, your little one is sure to giggle and smile at Pooh and all his friends. One thing we like about this with little ones, is the waiting area. There are some interactive toys in Pooh’s “garden” to entertain the kiddos while in line. Also, the ride is very well lit inside, so no being scared of the dark!
4. The Jungle Cruise. Seeing the jungle “animals” is a highlight of our trip. Just keep a good hold on the little one so they don’t go over the boat . The “cruise directors” have an unmatched sense of humor, and there are so many fun things to look at while riding the Jungle Cruise.
5. Aladdin’s Magic Carpets. Much like the circular motion of Dumbo, this attraction can be fun for the littles in your family. As you control your magic carpet up and down, you get a great view of Adventureland and you even might have Aladdin and Jasmine joining you on your carpet ride!
I know that Magic Kingdom holds MANY great attractions for little ones. What rides would you suggest for little ones at Magic Kingdom?
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Carrie is a mom, wife, and avid Disney fan. She shares her Disney love here on Chip and Co, and on her own blog-My Favorite Finds. She's always planning her family's next Disney vacation, and loves to share her recipes, crafts, and organizing tips on her blog. Walt Disney World is her "happy place", and she enjoys helping others have a magical vacation!