Tree of Life at Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 15, 2024
    Blaine from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will have a 2 and a half year old and a 3 month old with us, what rides and attractions can we go on as a whole family? When should I make dinner reservations for our July trip? Besides Magic Kingdom which other park is best for little kids?

    Welcome to planDisney, Blaine! Thank you for visiting us and for your questions. I am happy to help!

    Visiting Walt Disney World Resort with little ones is an adventure! Disney's Magic Kingdom Park is a dream come true for visitors of all ages because there is an attraction for everyone. To see what attractions your Mouseketeers can experience, check out this list here. Some of my favorites for little ones that are young include "it's a small world", Dumbo The Flying Elephant, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Peter Pan's Flight. Other attractions that are perfect for little ones include Carousel of Progress and Under The Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid. For a second theme park, I suggest Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. There are many shows your oldest Mouseketeer will enjoy, such as Finding Nemo: The Big Blue...and Beyond, and attractions, including my favorite, Kilimanjaro Safaris (I recommend baby-wearing your little one for this attraction. Certain spots can be extra bumpy!). The Boneyard is also a fun area for little ones to burn off that extra energy.

    Blaine, you can begin making advanced dining reservations 60 days before your arrival date. With little ones, I suggest looking at character meals! This is one of my favorite ways to meet characters, especially during the hot summer months! At Magic Kingdom, The Crystal Palace is a great place to say hello to Winnie the Pooh and Friends. At Animal Kingdom, Tusker House Restaurant is where you can see Safari Mickey and friends, and it also offers delicious buffets for  breakfast and dinner!

    Two final tips I wanted to share since you are traveling with little ones:

    • Strollers: To easily identify your stroller in stroller parking areas, wrap a bright piece of ribbon or create a nameplate. It'll help you find your stroller quicker, as sometimes they need to be moved to accommodate more strollers.
    • Baby Care Centers: If you need an area to change the babies, a quiet area for feedings, or need essentials (such as diapers and wipes), check them out! The Baby Care Centers are great at both Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.

    Blaine, thank you for your questions again! Visit us again at planDisney if you need additional help planning your visit. You've got a friend in me!

    Happy Planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Frances, North Carolina

Hey ya'll! My name is Frances, I am a mom and military spouse from Texas who currently calls the Tarheel state home. My family and I enjoy visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as often as we can because we love the joy and magic every trip brings us. We consider Walt Disney World to be our "home away from home!" If you are dreaming of adventure in the great wide somewhere, then you have got a friend in me! I enjoy sharing my passion for Disney with everyone I meet! Learn More About Frances

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