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  • On Apr 15, 2008
    Colleen from NY 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.

    My family and I are arriving in Disney in May 2008. I was wondering what parks are geared for preschoolers ages 2 years old and 4 years old. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Colleen


    My answer would depend on how many days you have available.  I believe all of the four major parks have something unique and special to offer your children, and my own preschoolers (1, 3, and 5) have favorite attractions in each of them.

    If your trip is short and you have limited park time, I suggest you concentrate on the Magic Kingdom.  The majority of rides and entertainment geared toward little ones is located in this park, and it's the most classically 'Disney' of the four. 

    I asked my 3 and 5 year olds to help me with the rest of this response, and here are their must-sees in the other three parks:

    Animal Kingdom
    Festival of The Lion King which is "the very best!", The Boneyard playground "second best", the spinning dinos (mom note-Triceratops Spin), Bugs Life (It's Tough To Be a Bug - can be scary to some kids, mine love it), Kilimanjaro Safaris, the water ride if it is warm (translation - Kali River Rapids, 38" height requirement), and the very best Disney parade of all (Jammin' Jungle parade)

    Hollywood Studios
    Playhouse Disney, the Little Mermaid show (Voyage of the Little Mermaid), lunch with the Little Einsteins, the weird playground (Honey I Shrunk the Kids), the Muppet 3-D show, Beauty and the Beast which is "so cool", and the movie ride (Great Movie Ride)  Mom note:  watch while you're there for sneak previews or perhaps the Grand Opening of the newest ride, Toy Story Mania, set to debut in late May.

    Turtle Talk with Crush, the Nemo ride, Figment (mom note-Journey Into the Imagination with Figment), the boat rides (Living with the Land, Maelstrom, and Gran Fiesta Tour), and Soarin'  (mom note - Soarin' has a 40" minimum height requirement)

    So there it is, straight from my little horses mouths.  :)

    Hope that helps!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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