little girl safari
  • On Jan 8, 2020
    R from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! I'll be in WDW for 2 days (January 21-22) with a 4 year old girl. We want to spend one day in Magic Kingdom and one day in Animal Kingdom. What are the not-to-be-missed rides/attractions/shows for her age in each park? Thank you!

    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, R! I’m so delighted to hEAR that you’ve picked Magic Kingdom park and Animal Kingdom Park to visit with your little one. These are our top two Parks for my kiddos, who are just about the same age as yours!

    Let’s start with Magic Kingdom Park: Fantasyland is MADE for the littles! Everything is scaled and decorated to delight kiddos (and adults for that matter!). She can soar high on the back of an elephant or with the help of a bit of pixie dust, over London. Once she lands, she can ride a train through a mine or go under the sea with Ariel! If your girl is Princess-obsessed, make sure to visit the ladies in Fairytale Hall, Fairytale Garden, and at Enchanted Tales with Belle (get your camera ready, the Character interaction at this royal storytime is fantastic!).

    Before we leave the most magical of kingdoms, my kiddos said I had to let you know about The Pirates League! Your girl can join Captain Jack’s motley crew as she dresses up like a pirate, a mermaid, or one of the VKs! Afterward, jump on Pirates of the Caribbean and The Jungle Cruise for fantastic boat journeys (to infinity and beyond, or maybe just the depths of the jungle?)!

    Animal Kingdom Park is our family’s favorite Park for two reasons - the animal Cast Members and the food! You must explore Pandora - The World of Avatar and take a gorgeous trip on Na’vi River Journey. Stop by Satu’li Canteen for a delicious lunch and then head to Africa. Once you are there, enjoy the spectacular Festival of the Lion King and then head on safari. One of the best things about Kilimanjaro Safaris is that the ride changes every time thanks to the live animals! 

    If you need a spot to cool off, It’s Tough to Be a Bug is super fun, and while you are on Discovery Island, you might encounter one of the bravest Princesses around - Pocahontas. Also, keep an eye out for Kevin roaming the Parks, she’s a bit elusive but pretty easy to spot with her bright tail feathers! One last must-do, this is our favorite place to greet Mickey & Minnie. We love them in their safari gEAR, and the line is usually a bit shorter than other meet & greets.

    R, make sure to take advantage of your complimentary FastPass+ selections. If you are staying onsite, you can pick up to 60 days before your visit; otherwise, it is 30 days before your trip. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to come back. We are all EARs!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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