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Rides In Magic Kingdom That Are Terrific For Toddlers

Walt Disney World Resort is meant for families to enjoy together.  This means those little tikes as well.  Magic Kingdom is a fantastic Disney Park that offers a lot of rides and experiences that even toddlers can enjoy.

We are going to share the rides that toddlers can enjoy at Magic Kingdom so you can see everything that is available to them at just one Disney Park.

Maybe this will help you decide to take that family vacation to Walt Disney World.


Let’s start back in Fantasyland where Guests can fly to Neverland, bounce around with Tigger, and sing along with Ariel.

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Peter Pan’s Flight:  This is an iconic ride that takes Guests through the story of Peter Pan.  A typically dark ride, Guests board a ship that after a little pixie dust, takes them high above London to Neverland where they are able to see Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Wendy, Michael, and John.  Little ones will love the feeling of flying high and the big ship at the end is super fun.

“it’s a small world”:  It wouldn’t be a trip to Walt Disney World without a trip on it’s a small world.  Even though some adults might not appreciate this ride, toddlers tend to love it.  Kids love the music, the bright colors, and the fun boat ride.  There is so much for them to see that they don’t notice the repetition of the song like adults do.  It is fun to see their reaction as they travel between the different rooms and see new things for the first time.

Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh:  Board a honey pot and travel with Winnie the Pooh as he visits all his friends throughout the Hundred Acre Wood.  Bounce around with Tigger and celebrate together with a big party that is fun for everyone.  Kids will love seeing Winnie the Pooh and his friends on this ride.

Under the Sea: Voyage of the Little Mermaid:  Get ready to join Scuttle and friends as he tells the story of Ariel and Prince Eric and how they come together.  On board a calm shell, Guests travel under the sea where bright, fun scenes bring the story of The Little Mermaid to life.  Although Ursula might be a bit much, overall this ride will be loved by kids.  One of our favorite scenes of any Magic Kingdom ride is the under-the-sea scene on this ride.  We love all the colors and sea creatures.

Dumbo Ride

Storybook Circus

Over in Storybook Circus, toddlers will love the bright colors and high energy.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant:  The main ride that toddlers will want to ride is Dumbo the Flying Elephant.  The great part of this ride is now the indoor play area for the queue.  If the line is long, Guests are able to obtain a buzzer and then hang out in the play area.  A great place for kids to burn off some excitement while parents take a moment to rest.  Once on board, kids will love helping Dumbo fly high into the sky over Magic Kingdom.

People Mover
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Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover:  A great, relaxing ride that toddlers will enjoy is the PeopleMover over in Tomorrowland.  High above the Park, it is fun to watch all the Guests below and get a sneak peek into some of the other attractions around Tomorrowland.

Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin:  It might be surprising, but toddlers can also enjoy Buzz Lightyear.  There is no high requirement and if you aren’t competitive, they can even “help” aim and move the car around.  With all the neon colors in this ride, it is a lot of fun for toddlers.  They love the fact that they can participate.

Magic Carpets Aladdin
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There is an adventure waiting for everyone over in Adventureland and Magic Kingdom.

Jungle Cruise: Toddlers won’t get the jokes that the adults will love on the Jungle Cruise, but they will enjoy the adventure on the river. Once on the boat, toddlers will enjoy seeing the different scenes throughout the ride and enjoy being on a boat as well.

Pirates of the Caribbean:  Although parts of Pirates of the Caribbean might be intense and loud for little ones, the overall ride is fun.  Toddlers typically enjoy a boat ride and all the different things to look at keeping them busy.  The first part with the cannons might be intense, but the rest isn’t too overwhelming.

Magic Carpets of Aladdin:  Who doesn’t love going on a magic carpet ride?  Another classic spinner attraction, kids will love boarding their very own carpet and being able to control either the height of the carpet or the tilt.  They have a great time trying to keep track of the camel that spits as well.

Most everyone knows that Magic Kingdom is kid-friendly, but what they don’t realize is how many different ride options there are for toddlers.  Throughout each of the lands (except Frontierland), there are numerous ride options for toddlers to enjoy.

If you are traveling with little ones or thinking about traveling with little ones, Magic Kingdom is a fantastic choice for a Disney Park.  It provides a variety of fun, family-friendly rides that will bring everyone together and bring the magic to life.

So get ready to soar with Dumbo, fly with Peter Pan and Tink, sing along with Ariel, and visit all the different countries of the world all while in the Magic Kingdom Park.

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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