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  • On Feb 15, 2011
    Jennifer from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is Downtown Disney? Would a 3-year-old find it enjoyable? From what I've read, you don't need to purchase extra tickets to visit. Can you please provide some additional details. Thanks.

    Hi Jennifer,

    Downtown Disney is a shopping, dining, and entertainment district at Walt Disney World, and you are correct that you don't need a ticket to enjoy Downtown Disney.  Parking is also free at Downtown Disney.  Typically, only La Nouba and DisneyQuest have admission charges.

    There are some things your three-year-old is likely to enjoy at Downtown Disney.  If he or she likes to play with Legos, then I bet you could spend quite awhile in the Lego Imagination Center.  The World of Disney store is a fun place to shop with little ones, too.  There are plenty of stuffed animals and colorful displays here, in addition to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.  Goofy's Candy Company is a favorite stop among preschoolers, as is the Once Upon a Toy Store.  Depending upon the time of year you visit Downtown Disney, you may also want to take along a change of clothes for your three-year-old because there are some really cool in-sidewalk fountains through which the kids can run.  When my son was a bit younger, he loved to do that on sunny days.

    Of course, there is a whole range of fun places to eat at Downtown Disney too.  Your child might enjoy making his or her own dinosaur at T-Rex before a tasty meal.  The Rainforest Cafe is another exciting restaurant for kids. 

    Enjoy your time at Walt Disney World!

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