Toddler; Prince Charming Regal Carrousel; Magic Kingdom
  • On Apr 30, 2024
    Kimberly from WV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I am planning one day park day with a hopper July 1st. We want to do Epcot and MK. We have toddlers so we are interested in rides with height limits. Where should start, what park? We will be getting gene plus and staying at Disney resort.

    Hello Kimberly,

    We're so glad you've brought your question to planDisney and I'm happy to assist!

    For me, Magic Kingdom Park is the quintessential Walt Disney World Resort experience and you'll find the most attractions without a height requirement there. Your toddlers are sure to enjoy the magical experiences that await in Fantasyland from classics like Dumbo the Flying Elephant and "it's a small world" to storybook favorites like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. If your little Mouseketeers are at least 35 inches tall they may also enjoy their very first rollercoaster experience on The Barnstormer. You can also say hello to Princess friends at Princess Fairytale Hall and even visit Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theatre at the front of the park.

    When my kids were young we always utilized Early Entry to tackle many of the Fantasyland attractions before moving on to other areas. If your crew are early risers this is a great way to experience a lot while wait times are low. However, if you think your kiddos will struggle to get up early and rope drop their magical day, you can certainly use Disney Genie+ Service to your advantage. We often enjoy the most Lightning Lane entries at Magic Kingdom Park by booking our next attraction as soon as we've redeemed the first.

    Frozen Ever After is a fan-favorite at EPCOT and Lightning Lane return times tend to go quickly. If your toddlers have their hearts set on this attraction I'd plan to experience it during Early Entry for resort guests or make it your first Disney Genie+ selection and plan the rest of your day from there. If you get an early Lightning Lane return time, begin your morning at EPCOT and then make your way to Magic Kingdom Park by monorail midday. You'll be able to make Lightning Lane selections for Magic Kingdom Park while enjoying your time at EPCOT, just keep an eye on the current return times in your My Disney Experience Mobile App.

    If on the other hand, you're assigned a later return window for Frozen Ever After, I'd recommend beginning your day at Magic Kingdom Park, hopping over to EPCOT for a bit, and then returning to Magic Kingdom Park for the remainder of your visit. If your kids are anything like mine they will be mesmerized by the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, scheduled afternoons daily (weather permitting) at Magic Kingdom Park. The June calendar isn't available yet, but it is scheduled twice on select days toward the end of May. I'd recommend checking the Hours & Events calendar for showtimes as your travel dates approach.

    Kimberly, I'd be happy to give you more guidance if you'd like to share your kid's ages and interests. Feel free to write me directly!

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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