• On Mar 25, 2011
    Bryan from NC 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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    We have two children 4 & 2 and we were wondering if the Fantasmic show is scary for that age. Our 4 year old get scared easily and we want to make sure she will not get too scared.

    Hi Bryan,

    Honestly as wonderful as Fantasmic is, it can be a bit scary for preschoolers. Mickey encounters many of the Disney villains and parts of it are frightening. Of course, Mickey and the "good guys" win in the end and she'd only be looking at the villains from a distance...but it has been known to scare little ones (including my own).

    In the interest of avoiding any tears, I'll give you ideas by Park on what you may want to avoid based on what scared my little girl when she was 4:

    Hollywood Studios: Fantasmic (see above)

    The Sea Witch makes an appearance in the Ariel show, just prepare her ahead of time that Ursula loses just like in the movie.

    The Beauty & the Beast show follows the storyline of the movie (some scary parts). However, my daughters have always loved it.

    The Great Movie Ride has several scary parts.

    Magic Kingdom: "Snow White's Scary Adventures" lives up to it's name. The wicked queen is seen several times. It follows the storyline of the movie. My little girls were not fond of that ride at until they were 6.

    Avoid Stitch's Great Escape, it's a bit "dark".  

    Captain Hook is on the Peter Pan ride. Avoid Haunted Mansion for the ghosts and overall scary theme.

    Epcot: The only thing here at all that I can think of is the troll on the Maelstrom. It's a boat ride in Norway in the World Showcase. The ride is a lot of fun, there's just a troll at one point.

    Animal Kingdom: Avoid "It's Tough To Be a Bug" if she doesn't like bugs. Also, Dinosaur: She may be too small for it anyway, but I figured I'd mention it. Skip this ride, it's down right scary.

    That's all of the "scary" things that I can think of. For the most part, Disney is filled with pretty Princesses, lovable characters and happy heroes. Hope this helps and have a Magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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