While Walt Disney World is an amazing vacation destination for guests of all ages, it is a truly magical location for smaller guests whose imagination comes to life. The four theme parks in Walt Disney World are home to amazing experiences and attractions that are fun for guests of all ages, but will especially appeal to toddlers. Small children love seeing their favorite characters and movies come to life, hearing familiar music, and letting their imaginations run wild and the attractions in Walt Disney World certainly check off those things. From reliving favorite films to traveling to distant worlds, certain experiences are especially magical for toddlers. Here are ten attractions or experiences in the Disney Parks that guests’ toddlers will love while visiting Walt Disney World!
1. Peter Pan’s Flight
Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom is home to a beloved attraction that brings the Disney animated classic Peter Pan to life. Peter Pan’s Flight sprinkles guests with pixie dust and has them fly high above London and Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in pirate ships. Guests can see favorite characters and locations from the film and truly feel as though they are soaring. Toddlers will love the experience of flying and feeling like they are on board Captain Hook’s ship as he faces off with Peter Pan.
2. Alien Swirling Saucers
While the star of Hollywood Studios’ Toy Story Land is the Slinky Dog Dash Coaster, Alien Swirling Saucers shouldn’t be forgotten! Your toddlers will especially love this one. The little green Aliens from Toy Story take over this attractions known as Alien Swirling Saucers. Smooth spins and turns make for a fun attraction that we dare you not to smile on.
3. It’s A Small World
One of the most classic attractions in all of Walt Disney World can be found in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland just across from Peter Pan’s Flight. It’s A Small World invites guests to set sail on the happiest cruise there ever was. Brightly colored boats bring guests through different rooms, each themed to feel like a different continent. Dolls dressed in culturally appropriate outfits appear in every room cheerfully singing “It’s A Small World” while surrounded by brightly colored props.
4. Enchanted Tales with Belle
New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom features an entire area that is so beautifully themed that guests feel as though they have stepped into Beauty and the Beast. Enchanted Tales with Belle is the one attraction found in that small area and it invites guests to relive the day that Belle fell in love with the Beast. After passing through a magical door, guests are chosen to play certain characters and then move into a final room where they recreate the wonderful memories with Belle herself.
5. Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
Also found in New Fantasyland is an attraction that brings the story of Ariel to life. Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid has guests board pink clamshells and move through a series of scenes that bring the story from The Little Mermaid to life. Toddlers will love seeing Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula, Sebastian, Flounder, and more come to life while also singing memorable songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl.”
6. The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Epcot’s Future World is home to an amazing pavilion that encourages guests to dive into the seas while also experiencing a favorite Pixar film. The Seas with Nemo and Friends also has guests board pink clamshells and set off for an adventure that retells the story from the film. Guests can search for Nemo with Marlin and Dory and enjoy a wonderful ending which features projections of the characters in front of live sea creatures in massive aquariums.
7. Frozen Ever After
Guests with toddlers who visit Epcot’s Future World simply must stop by the Norway Pavilion to enjoy a very popular attraction. Frozen Ever After brings guests into the kingdom of Arendelle where Anna and Elsa are hosting a summer celebration. Guests can sail past favorite characters including the sisters, Kristoff, Olaf, Sven, and more, and have their breath taken away as they find Elsa on the balcony of her ice palace belting out the hit “Let It Go.”
8. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
Disney’s Hollywood Studios aims to bring guests directly into film and television and brings the story of Beauty and the Beast to life through an amazing experience. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage can be found in a large amphitheater on Sunset Boulevard and combines musical numbers, familiar characters, special effects, and more to tell the classic tale of Belle and the Beast. The show runs several times each day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and is a must see!
9. Finding Nemo the Musical
The Theater in the Wild in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to a wonderful live show that guests with toddlers simply must enjoy. Finding Nemo the Musical brings the epic adventure of Nemo, Marlin, Dory, and friends to life on the big stage. The characters are represented as puppets and some of them are larger than life! Featuring a great story and the original song “Big Blue World,” Finding Nemo the Musical is a must do!
10. Kilimanjaro Safaris
Toddlers spending time in Disney’s Animal Kingdom will absolutely love to enjoy a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris. The attraction has guests board safari vehicles and set off into the Harambe Reserve for up close experiences with animals including lions, cheetahs, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, hippos, and more. Each experience on Kilimanjaro Safaris is unique and little ones will love spotting animals in the forests and savannahs.