Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 3, 2010
    Christy 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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    We are coming for our first visit with our 3 1/2 year old son. We are very excited! I am wondering where can I get a list of the height requirements for all of the attractions to the parks? Which days of the week are best to visit which parks.

    Hi, Christy! We took our son to Disney World for the first time when he was three and a half and he loved it.

    If you visit the Traveling with Little Ones page on the Disney World Web site, you'll find all sorts of helpful planning tools, including a link on the right hand side for attraction height requirements. I think you'll be surprised with how many attractions have no height requirement at all. In fact, nothing in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom has a height requirement.

    That being said, I'd recommend you start with some of the more easy-going rides to help your son become acclimated to the type of experience he can expect from attractions. For example, there are several attractions that use boats to move guests through the experience. He'll feel much more prepared for Pirates of the Caribbean or Maelstrom, for example, if you take him on it's a small world, Living with the Land or Gran Fiesta Tour first. Taking similar precautions can also help with other experiences. For dark rides, start with Peter Pan's Flight or The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh before considering Snow White's Scary Adventures or  the Haunted Mansion. For coasters, if he's tall enough, try out the Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm before Big Thunder Mountain.

    In terms of the best parks to visit each day, check out the crowd calendar on to get the most out of your days.

    You're an awesome mom for bringing your little one to Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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