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Discover the Ultimate Disney Ride List for Your Little One

What makes Walt Disney World an ideal family vacation destination is that everyone in the family can enjoy the experience together. From the babies of the family to grandparents, there are rides, shows, and magical experiences everyone can do together.

We have your ultimate ride list if you travel with a little one. These are the top experiences your little one will find magical while visiting Disney Parks. Get ready for a beautiful time at Walt Disney World with this ultimate ride list for little ones.


Dumbo the Flying Elephant- Magic Kingdom

It wouldn’t be a trip to Walt Disney World without a ride on Dumbo the Flying Elephant. This iconic ride is found in Storybook Circus at Magic Kingdom. This is an iconic attraction for little ones to ride during their Magic Kingdom days.

Little ones will love flying high with Dumbo as they can help control how high Dumbo flies using the controller. Little ones will have a fantastic time at the play area if there is a wait for flying. Guests can get a pager to virtually hold their spot in line as their kids play in the air-conditioned playground.

This area is full of slides, climbing areas, and even a smaller area for toddlers. Dumbo, the Flying Elephant, is a must-do for little ones at Magic Kingdom.


“It’s a small world”- Magic Kingdom.

Although adults might have mixed feelings about this iconic Fantasyland attraction, little ones will find it fascinating. Not only will they love the boat ride experience, but they will also delight in the overall ride experience.

Little ones will love the catchy song and the vibrant colors that bring the different dolls and countries to life throughout the ride. There is so much to see during this ride that little ones are constantly in awe of everything they can see.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends
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The Seas with Nemo & Friends- EPCOT

Little ones will love climbing into their clamobile and entering the big blue world with Nemo and friends. The combination of colorful coral reefs, characters from the movie, and the aquarium scene at the end will have little ones amazed by this ride.

Combining that with the fun of Crush and The Seas with Nemo & Friends is a top ride for little ones.

Coral Reefs and Aquariums- EPCOT

The giant aquariums are in the same area as The Seas with Nemo & Friends. These feature dolphins, sharks, manatees, and many other sea creatures that will keep little ones entertained for hours.

This is a great way to get out of the sun and crowds and enjoys a more relaxing time at EPCOT. Kids will love exploring everything that this area has to offer.

The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh- Magic Kingdom

Who doesn’t love this silly old bear and his friends? Little ones will love riding in their honey pot as they travel through scenes featuring Winnie the Pooh and the whole gang.

If you have to wait for this ride, the queue features many fun interactive areas that allow kids to play while waiting for their time to ride. Children will be thrilled to ride through the Hundred Acre Woods and have the chance to bounce along with Tigger.

Ariel's Undersea Adventure
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Under the Sea- Voyage of the Little Mermaid- Magic Kingdom

Very similar to The Seas With Nemo & Friends, little ones will love traveling through the beloved story of Ariel and her prince. Bright, fun colors bring this story to Guests in an exciting way. Even if kids aren’t familiar with the story, the over-the-top theming and songs will have them dancing away in their clamshells.

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Na’vi River Journey- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This beautiful ride through the bioluminescent rainforest of Pandora will have little ones engaged the whole time. This ride has so much to look at that little ones will find it interesting as they travel along the river. Remember that this ride gets extremely busy, so plan if you want to ride.

Boneyard- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Also found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the Boneyard play area. This is an excellent location for kids to run around and have a fantastic time exploring. There are dig areas, slides, climbing areas, and much to do. Kids will love having the time to explore on their own.

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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The whole family can enjoy Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway together. This ride puts Guests into the cartoon along with Mickey and his friends. The fun colors and songs will have little ones enjoying all the fun of this ride. Remember that if you have a little one that gets nervous quickly, a few exciting scenes might concern them slightly. Little ones will have a fantastic time with Mickey and the whole crew.

Affection Section at Rafiki’s Planet Watch- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Start by boarding the Wildlife Express Train to head back to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Not only will little ones love the train ride, but the excitement of interacting with the animals makes this a top option.

Little ones can pet, brush, feed, and hang out with some animals that make this area home. Goats, sheep, pigs, cows, and donkeys can all be found in this area. Little ones will love getting up close to these animals.

Walt Disney World is a special place for families to experience together. There is so much that even little ones can enjoy at each of the four Disney Parks. We wouldn’t miss these ultimate rides when taking little ones to Walt Disney World.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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