Toy Story Land Woody Entrance
  • On Jul 12, 2022
    Nashua from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Best theme parks for toddlers? Is toy story land toddler appropriate? Nearest hotel to story land?

    Hey there, Nashua, and welcome to planDisney! I love to help families navigate the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. As a Disney Dad with three toddlers, I truly believe that it’s never too early to take the kiddos on their first Disney World vacation. But there are some traveling nuances to be considered when experiencing the excitement of the Theme Parks with our little humans.

    With that said, the short answer here is: it depends! While your toddlers can have a great time at any of the Theme Parks, my toddlers enjoy Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios the most. This is a little hurtful to me because Disney’s Animal Kingdom is my favorite Theme Park. But since I’m the stroller navigator we end up at Disney’s Animal Kingdom every trip. Let’s just call it “Dad Tax.”

    Magic Kingdom Park is basically toddler heaven! Not only is there a massive castle in the middle of the park, but there are Calvacades throughout the day and Ice Cream available pretty much at the front gate. If that doesn’t scream toddler oasis, what does? Magic Kingdom is also going to have the most attractions that do not have height requirements. And if your toddlers are taller than 40 inches, they can pretty much ride everything in the Theme Park! This means it’ll be easier to tire them out for that required Disney Vacation nap. The only attraction they won’t be able to experience at that height is Space Mountain, but you probably don’t want to start your toddler’s attraction experience by blasting them into space on a rip-roaring rocket. Did I mention that space is dark?

    Disney’s Hollywood Studios has always been a great stop for my toddlers, especially once they clear the 40-inch tall mark and can experience almost every attraction in the park. Not only is the Hollywood Studios theming fantastic, but there’s also a Disney Jr. Courtyard where your toddlers can meet some familiar friends! You specifically asked about Toy Story Land, and Hollywood Studios is where you can find it! My toddlers love getting to be one of Andy’s Toys while speeding through the backyard on Slinky Dog Dash. The great news is that your toddlers can board Slinky Dog Dash at 38 inches! But remember, a Walt Disney World vacation is for you too! So head over to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and experience Batuu.

    Nashua, if you are looking to stay in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel during your vacation, I suggest considering Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort or Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Both of these options have access to the Disney Skyliner transportation, which puts you only minutes from Disney’s Hollywood Studios - and Toy Story Land. Disney Pop Century Resort is also a Value Category resort which comes with an attractive price point for Guests.

    But before you book anything I have to share my number 1 PG Pro tip: Don't forget the stroller! In my opinion, doing Disney with toddlers always requires a stroller. Not only is it quicker and easier to navigate the Theme Parks, but they also make the perfect nap pod for when your toddler gives in to the nap. Trust me, you’d prefer they nap in the stroller than on your shoulder while you carry them to the park entrance.

    I feel like that was a lot, but I hope that helps! Nashua, if you have more questions while planning your Disney Vacation, stop back by and let me know!

    You’ve got a friend in me,

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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