Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 19, 2011
    Jane 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 husband and I are planning to surprise my son with a trip to Disney World for his 4th birthday the 1st of October. We only plan to be at a park for 2 days and were thinking Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. What do these parks have for newly 4 yr olds

    A lot! You will find that the vast majority of all rides and attractions in Disney are open to even the youngest of visitors. My own daughters have been going since they were newborns and have been able to experience almost everything even at those young ages.

    I surveyed my 4 year old and her favorites in Animal Kingdom are: Kilimanjaro Safaris, The Boneyard, Jammin' Jungle Parade, and the Kids Discovery Clubs.

    In Magic Kingdom, her top picks are Tom Sawyer Island, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Goofy's Barnstormer, it's a small world, and the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.

    The attractions page on the Disney World website will be a great resource for you. Not only can you view all of the offerings in each of the parks, but you can also sort by height requirement. If your son is tall, a lot of 'big kid' rides open up for him!

    Have a great vacation!
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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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