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  • On Feb 15, 2021
    Kristen from IL Asked

    would like to bring my 2 year old to disney wondering which parks are best for his age or if i should hold off ?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Kristen. We're so excited you stopped by, and even more excited to hear you're thinking about planning a Disney vacation!

     Traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort with a little one in tow always makes for priceless memories. 2-years old is a super great age for a first visit to the theme parks! My heart just melted when I watched my toddlers experience the magic of Disney storytelling. I know you'll feel the same way when you see your little guy's face light up with joy and excitement as he rides classic attractions and spots beloved Characters! And did you know that children under the age of 3 are special Guests of Mickey Mouse and don't require theme park admission? We always tried to squeeze in as many Disney vacations as we could when my kids were under the age of 3 because they were free. That's all to say, I certainly don't think you should hold off on planning your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. Now let's chat about what theme parks would be best to visit with your little one!

     Magic Kingdom Park offers lots of family-friendly attractions. My little ones have always especially loved Fantasyland. With attractions like Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant, they're immersed in their favorite Disney stories! My family usually plans at least two days for Magic Kingdom Park, sometimes three. This gives us enough time to experience all our favorite attractions and even revisit a few during our stay.

     At EPCOT, your little guy will love diving into The Seas with Nemo & Friends and then exploring SeaBase, a 5.7-million-gallon Caribbean Coral Reef Aquarium. He'll also enjoy sailing through Arendelle on Frozen Ever After and cruising down the Rio Grande on the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros! 

     Disney's Hollywood Studios may feel like it doesn't have as many family-friendly attractions to offer as the other theme parks, but it's certainly worth a visit. When my oldest son was 2-years old, he LOVED Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the Toy Story gang. Toy Story Land wasn't open yet when he was that little, but if it had been, he would have over the moon! In addition to exploring Andy's Backyard, your little guy will surely enjoy Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway and Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy.

     At Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, your family will have a wild adventure! Kilimanjaro Safaris, a guided tour of an African savanna, is an absolute must-do for Guests of all ages. You also won't want to miss the many animal encounters throughout this park.

     The truth is, all four theme parks have a lot to offer for little ones like your son! If you have to choose just one, I recommend visiting Magic Kingdom Park, but if you're planning a week-long stay, I suggest squeezing in a visit to each of the theme parks at least once.

     I hope this was helpful, Kristen. Please let me know if you have any other questions about traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort with your little one! I'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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