Little girls with Rapunzel
  • On Feb 15, 2022
    Jaye from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What are the must-see places in Epcot? Any dining recommendations for Epcot or Magic Kingdom? Where is the best place to watch fireworks in Magic Kingdom? Our children are 6 and under. Thanks!

    Hi Jaye! Welcome to planDisney!

    There are countless options to see and do at the Walt Disney World Resort that it is impossible to experience everything in one visit. Like yourself, I have two young children that I need to consider when planning our vacation. I’m going to do my best here to point you in the right direction, so you have an amazing time on your upcoming stay.

    EPCOT is a great park for both adults and children. The park is broken up into different lands, and my family ends up spending the most time in World Nature and the World Showcase. World Nature has a few kid-friendly attractions, such as The Seas with Nemo & Friends and Journey Into Imagination With Figment. There is also an amazing aquarium that is perfect for all ages and if it is hot or rainy, it is a great way to escape the weather for some time. For me, the World Showcase is a must-do. You’ll find 11 nations represented, each pavilion consisting of unique dining and shopping options. The theming of each country is stunning and a blast to simply just walk around. You’ll also find two family-friendly attractions based on Disney classics, Frozen Ever After and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Try to either secure an Individual Lightning Lane (which will allow you to bypass the standby queue) or get to the park first thing in the morning to cut down on the wait time since each attraction can get rather long.  

    Since you will be arriving at the end of April, you will be visiting during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. This festival will have food booths set up throughout the park and especially around the World Showcase. I would recommend researching the different options that the booths have and choosing one or two that you want to try. These lines can get long and having little ones in tow, it's tough to wait on a bunch of different lines. For a table service restaurant that everyone will love, try Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria in the Italy pavilion. My family eats here every trip and we found it was the perfect menu, with pizza and pasta options, that everyone found something to enjoy.

    The Magic Kingdom Park has a mix of both quick-service and table service options for dining. If you want a quick meal that you will be able to place a mobile order for, I would try out Columbia Harbor House in Liberty Square. There is a good mix of kids' options as well as items the adults will enjoy. My favorite place to sit down and eat in the Magic Kingdom is Skipper Canteen. Each dish is creative and flavorful, while also having some choices the little ones will eat. This restaurant is themed after the Jungle Cruise attraction, so the Cast Members are as fun and interactive as they are on the ride. 

    Since Disney Enchantment (firework show at the Magic Kingdom) debuted in October, there really is not a bad view of this show. You will want to stake out a spot in front of Cinderella Castle, which is considered the hub area, to see the projections that light up the castle. Or, make your way to Main Street, U.S.A. to hang out there until the show starts. There are projections that light up the buildings on Main Street as well. We found that somewhere close to the castle was the best spot for us, but you do need to get there early to secure a spot.

    Jaye, have the most magical time with your little ones!

    See ya real soon! 
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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