Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 8, 2010
    Nicolle from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be on property for my son's 3rd birthday. Which Disney water park would have the most things for a 3 year old to do? i don't want to find that he's too small to enjoy the attractions.

    Hi Nicolle,

    Disney World is a great place to celebrate a birthday!  Be sure to stop by Guest Relations to pick up a "Happy Birthday" button for your son.

    My number one recommendation for a 3 year old is the Magic Kingdom. There are so many things for kids his age to see and do. * Meet some of his favorite characters in the parks including Mickey in Toontown * Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin * Fantasyland is full of rides he'll love  - I suggest heading to Dumbo first because the lines get long quick & there are no Fast Passes available * The WDW railroad, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Jungle Cruise & Country Bear Jamboree are also big hits * When you're ready for a little break, climb aboard the Tomorrowland Transit Authority for a relaxing ride * There are great character dining locations - I'd suggest a birthday celebration at the Crystal Palace (advanced reservations are strongly recommended & can be made beginning 180 days prior to your trip by calling 407-WDW-DINE) * When he's ready to stretch his legs, head over to Toontown and checkout Donald's Boat and Toon Park * The Move it! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party is super fun! You get to dance with the characters in the street * Don't forget the parades (the nighttime parade is different than the afternoon parade) & fireworks.

    Be sure to visit the Traveling with Little Ones section on the Disney Website. You'll find lots of helpful tips there including a list of attractions with height requirements contained in a PDF file on the right side of that page.

    If you are planning to visit other parks, let me know & I'm happy to give you some ideas for those as well. Wishing you many magical memories :-)  Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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