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  • On Oct 10, 2011
    Heidi from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What is the best theme park to stay at with a two and half year old gregarious child.

    Welcome to the Moms Panel Heidi!

    My top recommendation for a 2 1/2 year old is the Magic Kingdom. There are so many fun attractions there that you'll both love. Your 2 1/2 year old can ride any of the attractions where he/she meets the height requirements. You can find a list of the attractions with height requirements by visiting the Traveling with Little Ones section on the Disney World Website. There you will find a PDF file on the right side of that page that lists attractions at all four of the theme parks that have height requirements.

    My top attractions for that age at the Magic Kingdom would include:
    * Dumbo
    * Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    * "it's a small world"
    * Peter Pan's Flight
    * Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
    * Walt Disney World Railroad
    * Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    * Jungle Cruise
    * PeopleMover
    * Tomorrowland Speedway (minimum height to drive is 32")
    * Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin

    The Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party is a great way for guests to dance with the characters in the street. There are a lot of meet & greet locations throughout the park (check Times Guides when you enter the park for performance times).

    I'd also recommend dining at the Crystal Palace.  Kids love character dining locations.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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