Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 9, 2009
    Wendy from IN 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 parents are taking my brother & his family & my family to Disney World to celebrate my mothers retirement. We will 3 days at the parks. My ? is we will have small children (1, 3 & 6) and want to know what parks should we visit with them

    There are wonderful things to do in each of the four major theme parks!  It is always a hard decision to select which ones to visit when your time is limited and it ends up to be a very personal choice.

    Without a doubt the Magic Kingdom is one park you will not want to miss with your children.  Between Fantasyland and Toontown you can keep busy here for at least one day.  The Magic Kingdom is all about Mickey Mouse and children are all about  Mickey Mouse so it is the perfect fit for a visit. 

    My second favorite park with young children is the Animal Kingdom park.  My grandsons love animals and there are so many opportunities to run around and see all kinds of friendly creatures.  Don't forget to visit Rafikis Planet Watch where they can interact with all kinds of animals in the Affection Section which is a petting area.

    Hollywood Studios draws all those Playhouse Disney fans as they can dance along with their favorite Disney Channel characters such as Handy Mandy, LIttle Einsteins, Mickey and Friends, and Pooh! EPCOT has one of my favorite attractions, Turtle Talk with Crush.  So as you can see each park holds something dear for that age group.  I suggest you click HERE and on the bottom left side you will see Recommended Ages.  Check the age that best fits your children and the site will filter the rides in each park that they recommend.  Review this list and make your decision about what other parks beyond the Magic Kingdom you should visit by seeing what you think will interest your own family the most.  Perhaps you will in the end just want to spend two days at the Magic Kingdom and then only choose one other.
thumbnail image for Kay

Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.