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  • On Jan 15, 2024
    Kimberly from IN 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! We've never been to Walt Disney World and I'd love to know what kinds of attractions, rides and activities are available and suitable for our son, who will be 4 years old at the time of our trip?

    Hiya Kimberly! And welcome to planDisney! How great that you're planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort with your little one! It truly is the Most Magical Place on Earth! 

    My husband and I have a 3 year old that we have been taking to the parks since she was 10 months old and there are so many attractions, rides and activities for little ones! I'll start with our little one's favorite; meeting characters! I find character dining the easiest to get this done. You get to beat the heat by being indoors and you often times get to see multiple characters in one location. Our girl loves Mickey, Minnie and Goofy so a reservation at Chef Mickey's is a must at every visit!

    You'll find that there are many rides for your little one to enjoy! There are plenty of rides with no height requirement that he will be able to get on. Our daughter really enjoyed most of the rides at Magic Kingdom Park including Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, “it’s a small world,” Jungle Cruise and my husband's favorite Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. Depending on his height, there are plenty of other rides he will be able to get on. It's important to know that rides are based on height, not age. Don't forget to take advantage of Disney Genie Service to make the most of your day! 

    My nephew is 4 and his absolute favorite attraction is Turtle Talk With Crush located in World Nature Center in EPCOT. Your son will be able to have a conversation in real time with everyone's favorite totally tubular sea turtle!

    We love to end our day with either fireworks in Magic Kingdom Park or Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    Kimberly, I hope you find this information helpful and thank you again for visiting us at planDisney! Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Kay, New York

Hiya Pals! I’m Kay from beautiful Upstate New York. I’m a wife and mom to three beautiful musketeers. We are avid Disney fans and consider Walt Disney World our second home. We got married at Disney and have celebrated many milestones there and I cannot wait to help you plan your magical vacation! Learn More About Kay

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