• On May 7, 2018
    Natalie from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What park is the best for a 21 month old? We are debating between animal kingdom or magic kingdom. We want the park that will allow him to participate the most in activities!

    Hi Natalie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am super confident that Mickey and Minnie Mouse are looking forward to greeting your little one!

    First, I suggest that you review the Planning for Pre-School Kids & Little Ones Guide. I love the list of attractions that are great for preschoolers. If I had to choose, I would visit Magic Kingdom because there are so many attractions that are good for preschoolers. Our girls loved Astro Orbiter, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and Mad Tea Party. 

    If you decide to do both parks, he will love the animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom! Kilimanjaro Safaris and The Festival of the Lion King Show are amazing. The Boneyard is also a super cute play area that our girls adored when they were younger. Check the attractions list for Disney's Animal Kingdom to determine what your son might enjoy doing. 

    Natalie, you know your child best! Both theme parks are incredible. Also, consider making an advanced dining reservation for a character meal. At Magic Kingdom, we love The Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh and Friends. If you have time, walk or hop on the monorail to Disney's Contemporary Resort to dine at Chef Mickey's. We love character meals because we can see several characters, take pictures and get autographs without standing in a long line!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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