Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Jan 17, 2019
    Stephanie from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What do you consider to be the best use of the FastPass or top 5 priority rides at Magic Kingdom for a 3 and 5 year old boy? Mine Train? Peter Pan? Splash Mountain? My 3 year old is only 39" tall so might not be tall enough for some rides.

    Hi, Stephanie! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Your kiddos are going to have an amazing time at Magic Kingdom Park, and I think you're definitely on the right path with the rides you're considering for your FastPass+ reservations. Your little one will be just shy of the height restriction for Splash Mountain (its minimum is 40"), but he's already tall enough by a whole inch for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train! Peter Pan's Flight is one of 25 attractions at Magic Kingdom Park good for guests of any height, so I would definitely try to grab a FastPass for that one, too.

    My other FastPass+ recommendations would be Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, or maybe even Pirates of the Caribbean (which has a little drop, but it's nothing to fear). My daughter was five when she first rode The Barnstormer (with a minimum height of 35"), and it was her very first roller coaster. She's almost 10 now, and it's still a perennial favorite!

    Depending on the weather when you're visiting, you might also want to give them time to splash around the Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station (don't forget the towels and water shoes!), clamber through the Swiss Family Treehouse, or explore Tom Sawyer Island. None of these attractions requires a FastPass, but each is a great way to work off the sugar rush that comes from eating too many Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bars!

    Hopefully these suggestions will give you a good starting point. No matter what you choose, though, I'm sure your little Mouseketeers will love their adventures at the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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