Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 14, 2015
    Dana from NJ 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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    Hi, traveling with two young children (1-1/2 & 2-1/2). Any recommendations, things not to miss, rides they can go on, restaurants that are good to dine at with them. Also, going with the four grandparents as well. Any information can be helpful.

    Hey there, Dana! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I'm so glad you stopped by to ask us about traveling with little ones. My son has been visiting Walt Disney World since he was 8 months old, so I'm happy to help you plan a great time with your mini-Mouseketeers.

    There are so many attractions at Walt Disney World that are just right for the pre-school set. I think Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom Park is a perfect place to start. A few to check out are Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Cinderella's Golden Carrousel, Peter Pan's Flight and It's a Small World (bet the grandparents will love that one, too!). At Disney's Hollywood Studios, they can sing and dance with their pals at Disney Junior Live on Stage, while Epcot is home to The Seas with Nemo and Friends. What you're looking for is any attraction that doesn't have a height requirement. Here's a list that can help you narrow it down.

    When it's time to eat, Character Dining experiences are always fun. One of our favorites is Chef Mickey's, an amazing buffet where you can meet Mickey and his friends all dressed up in their chef's attire. It's fun for the little kids, and the big kids, too! We also love Rainforest Cafe - there are two of them, one at Disney's Animal Kingdom and one at Downtown Disney. The "animals" come to life all around you, and rainstorm effects make for a fun atmosphere.

    There are tons more ideas you can check out on the Preschoolers page on Disney's website.

    Dana, I just know your whole family will have a great time making new memories at Walt Disney World. I wish you a magical vacation!

    Kathy K.


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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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