Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Magic Kingdom with a Toddler

There's something so magical about the Magic Kingdom
The Magic Kingdom at Disney World is surely the most kid friendly park that's out there.  With it's rides and shows geared towards young children, there's definitely tons to keep little ones busy.

1.  Meet the characters first.  Mickey obsessed toddlers will need to get this out of their systems.  In an air-conditioned hall you can wait to meet Mickey and Minnie and the storybook princesses.  You'll get the pictures you want and the kids won't be harassing you.

2.  Dine with the characters.  We stayed in a suite that had a kitchen so we could save money, and sanity, by eating in.  But we did splurge for Chef Mickey, where they had an amazing buffet and all the main characters came right to your table to meet you.  It was great.  Kids are free because, well, they don't eat anything in their anticipation of the next character coming out to sign autographs and take pictures.

3.  Fast Pass is the way to go.  We would fast pass Winnie the Pooh, go on the quick moving line of Small World and by the time we were off we could skip the 60 minute line on Winnie the Pooh.  Fast Pass a ride, have lunch, and then you're ready to skip to the front.  It was a great time saver.

4.  Stay at the park until one, go home and take a late nap and go back for the electrical parade and the fireworks because they are amazing and you surely don't want to miss them.

5.  Beware of the dark rides; Peter Pan, Snow White, The Haunted Mansion, and Pirates.  Isabella went on them and liked them, but she wasn't as gung-ho as some of the other rides.

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Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

Ooooh! I just can't wait to take Laura to Disney!!

My Traveling Troop said...

I can't wait to take my kiddo to Disney World or Disney Land! It's a day both of us will never forget!

Wide Lawns said...

Great advice, especially about the scary rides. I didn't realize how frightening so many of them could be to little ones until I went back to Disney as an adult. Mr. Toad is terrifying and there's even a kind of scary part to Winnie the Pooh.

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