Mom And Son On Run
  • On May 16, 2011
    Samantha from MO 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.

    We are thinking about booking a reservation for next spring with my husband, his best friend, and our 2 1/2 year old (she will be then).What are some great things for her to do and are there any rides she can be on? I just don't want her to be bored.

    Hi Samantha!

    I wouldn't worry too much.  Walt Disney World is the crown jewel of the theme park industry and most of the attractions are designed for the entire family, including very young guests.  With a 2.5 year old child, you should be able to enjoy most of the attractions in all four theme parks. I know that sounds strange if you've been to other amusement parks before, but never to Walt Disney World. However, it's true.  Walt Disney World has been designed with the family in mind. For example, in the Magic Kingdom, your  daughter should be be able to do almost every attraction except:
    • Space Mountain
    • Splash Mountain
    • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    • Stitch's Great Escape
    Be sure to check out this page for information on traveling with very young guests! There's a link on that page to the height restrictions for the various attractions in the various parks. If there's no height restriction, then your 2.5 year old can ride!

    The Magic Kingdom is obviously a "must see". Most 2.5 year olds also enjoy Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. I can't tell you which one she might like better as every child is different.  I can tell you that both of my kids had fun in all of the parks at that age, including Epcot!

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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