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Is Hollywood Studios any fun with Little Ones? After all, some of the best rides have height requirements. So is it worth the trip? Here are a list of rides and attractions appropriate for the Preschool set and under.
- Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Adventure: An outdoor play area designed around the Honey I Shrunk the Kids movie is perfect for all ages! However, its sized for “shorties” so the slides and climbing nets are perfect for those 6 and under.
- Disney Junior-Live on Stage: A puppet stage performance based around Disney Junior Programming. If your kid is a fan of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Handy Manny and Little Einsteins this is a must! There are character meeting spots right nearby.
- Toy Story Mania: If you are lucky enough to get a FASTPASS that is; little ones will not wait in the long lines. The whole family can do this ride together as they use their “sharp shooter” to experience virtual games from their Carnival car. Rider Swap is available for this ride if necessary.
- Muppet Vision 3D: A 17 minute film with accompanying animatronics is fun for the whole family, featuring your favorite Muppet characters. If you child won’t sit for that long, or is not a fan of 3D glasses, skip this one.
Let’s face it, Disney is a crowded place, and according to Chip it is becoming even more crowded. With so many people passing through the gates of the four parks and two water parks, there are bound to be some who annoy others. In order to keep from being “that person”, I want to share with you my Top Ten Pet Peeves that can make your vacation less than magical.
10. Parade Jumpers – Walking in front of someone, who clearly has the front spot behind the parade ropes, to park yourself for the parade. Chances are, that person has been waiting there for at least an hour. Also if you are an adult and there is a kid sitting there use some common sense you make a better door than you do a window.
This is the first of several articles I will be writing this month about Christmas in Disney. I experienced the most Magical of times at Walt Disney World in December of 2010. We stayed the week before, including Christmas Day. The Christmas in July articles will feature some stories and tips to help you plan your holiday visit. Why now? Because now is when you need to begin planning your holiday trip, if you haven’t been already dreaming of it for years.
The Holidays at Magic Kingdom
The decorations begin going up in the first weeks of November for the Disney Parks holiday spectacle. They are usually completed the week before Thanksgiving. The Magic Kingdom boasts the most beautiful decorations of all. The huge Christmas tree on Main Street is the first sign you are going to experience something extraordinary. No boring red balls and silver tinsel for a Disney tree. All the decorations are custom-made by Disney and each park has a Christmas tree with its own theme.
Would you ever consider getting your haircut at Walt Disney World? How about your child’s first haircut? Something to think about for your next trip is Harmony Barber Shop in the Magic Kingdom. Harmony Barber Shop is located on the left side of Main St. USA, near City Hall. It’s off to the side near the Car Barn.
Quick TIP: This is a great place to watch the parades begin their way down Main Street.
This news comes to us from Touring Plans.
Beginning the week of October 23, 2011, Magic Kingdom will test offering FASTPASS tickets for a restricted-access viewing area for the afternoon Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade. The test will run for approximately one month.
Due to the limited size of the test’s viewing area (reportedly in the Castle Forecourt), few details are being shared regarding how guests will obtain these parade FASTPASS tickets. Word on the street is that there will be a “random selection” of guests.
I am not sure this is a good idea. I mean what is next Advanced Dining Reservations? Ride Fastpasses? I can go on and on
Let me know what you think in the comment box below.
For more information check out the Touring Plans website.
- Magic Kingdom Parking Lot Goes to Disney Heroes and Villains (chipandco.com)