One of the reasons why Walt Disney World® has been a family favorite for decades is that it offers something for everyone, no matter their age.
But if you’ve never visited, chances are you won’t know which attractions will be fun and/or appropriate for your children. That means that you could potentially waste precious time waiting in line for a ride that won’t be engaging to your children or might be a little too much for the less adrenaline driven.
To help you make the most of your valuable vacation minutes, check out the following guide that divides some of the key attractions at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom® by age.
Following are four of the best attractions for the very young children in your family. Remember, though, that each child is different, and so an attraction that might be fun for one might not be a favorite of another. Each of these rides can be found in Fantasyland®.
This age group is ready for some of the park’s rides with slightly “scarier” characters — think ghosts and pirates.
Ready to move out of the ``kiddie`` rides, but maybe not to the biggest coasters? Read on
Ah, tweens. They want to do what the teens are doing, but may not be quite ready for full-out roller coasters. For this age group, look for:
This age group is ready for it all, including Walt Disney World’s fastest and most exciting rides.
In addition to exciting rides, the Magic Kingdom® does boast one activity that only adults can enjoy — and that’s a nice glass of wine or a beer during lunch or dinner at Be Our Guest, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, Liberty Tree Tavern, Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper Canteen and Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Of course, Walt Disney World® is more than just the Magic Kingdom®. Critter lovers of all ages will enjoy visiting the Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, and the Disney’s Hollywood Studios® offers an excellent selection of shows and fun attractions. And although Epcot® has earned a reputation over the years as being more adult-oriented, there are a number of attractions in this park designed specifically to keep your young-uns entertained.
And, finally, the most important thing to remember is to be flexible and to leave plenty of time for resting in your schedule, especially if your Walt Disney World® adventure will be occurring during the hot summer months and/or you’ll be traveling with wee ones. The Magic Kingdom®, for example, is spread out over 142 acres. Lots of walking coupled with Florida’s heat and humidity can even tax adults quickly. So don’t be surprised if your kiddies run out of steam earlier than you expect.