Disney Junior is “where the magic begins” for little ones. Disney has done a superb job creating a safe, friendly television environment that is perfect for the preschool crowd. If you’ve got a Disney Junior fan in your home, check out these experiences designed just for them at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios.
5. Character Greetings
Classic Disney pals can be found at various locations and times throughout the park. But for the Disney Junior jackpot of characters, head to Animation Courtyard. There you’ll find Doc McStuffins, Jake, and Sofia ready to greet your child pretty much all day long. Of course character availability is always subject to change so be sure to check the My Disney Experience app. Check out “10 Walt Disney Characters You Can Only See At Hollywood Studios Park.”
4. Disney Jr. Live
The flagship experience for Disney Junior fans is the Disney Jr. Live on Stage show, also located in Animation Courtyard. For preschoolers, this show totally rocks! Not only will they get an entertaining show that features all their faves, they’ll also get an interactive experience. Kids are invited to dance and sing along with the characters, and at several points there will even be surprises that rain down on them from above. Parents beware – the venue is a story time atmosphere that requires everyone to sit on the floor. If you have medical conditions that prohibit that type of seating, be sure to see a cast member prior to the show.
3. Muppet Vision 3D
Although the Muppets did not make their debut on Disney Junior, they have gained a certain following there, thanks to “Muppet Moments” featured now after the main shows. If your child gets a giggle from those kooky characters, be sure to take him or her to the Muppet Vision 3D show. It’s fun and wacky, and there’s usually a very low wait time. Just look for the big balloon with Kermit’s face – you’ll know you’re in the right place.
2. Character Breakfast or Lunch
At Hollywood and Vine you can dine with all your Disney Junior friends for a Breakfast or Lunch buffet. Interactions may include Doc, Sofia, Jake, or Manny, though the specifics are never 100% confirmed. Character meals are always a great way to have more meaningful interactions, and this one does not disappoint. Catered to the Disney Junior audience, these meals feature fun food and a wiggle-friendly atmosphere with dance breaks to familiar songs. It will be a highlight for your little fan! Reservations highly recommended.
1. Minnie’s Seasonal Dining
For a special treat, RSVP to the hottest party in the Disney Junior world – a Seasonal Party hosted by Minnie! The parties rotate in theme throughout the year including everything from a springtime shindig to a halloween hullabaloo. Hollywood and Vine is again the setting for these special events, and reservations are definitely required. What a way to make your little one feel like a VIP!
Hollywood Studios is definitely the place for your Disney Junior lovers. And the fun doesn’t stop there! Check out these other activities guaranteed to bring a smile to your preschooler’s face:
- Toy Story Mania – THE FastPass you want if you’ve got kids of any age.
- Pizza Planet – Themed after the fictional setting in Toy Story, this place even has arcade games inside. Be sure to check out the cupcakes!
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage – two great shows for princesses….and their brothers too!
- Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure – A fantastic playground where you feel smaller than a bug!
- Frozen Summer – The last two summers Hollywood Studios has featured special Frozen activities (including playing in the snow!) and Frozen fireworks. This mom of preschoolers is definitely hoping for a repeat this year!
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