When you’re taking a child of 2 or younger to the Magic Kingdom, there is plenty to be seen and done. With attractions stationed in every land for you and your little Disney vacationer to enjoy together. These rides alone can fill up a full day but if you want to include some variety check out a parade, stage show or enjoy a character meal. Here are all the attractions your 32” and smaller visitor can delight in. Keep in mind these rides may be considered no height required but there may be other reasons you should consider not embarking on some adventures. Read the descriptions for more details on each individual ride.
Monster Inc. Laugh Floor
This attraction is a sit down participation show. It’s very humorous for adults and children. There’s no height requirement for this. It’s ideal for kids who love Mike and Sully. You will be sitting for a little while in an air conditioned space so this can be a great place to come after spending time in the heat or having walked around.
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
This participation ride has you submerged in one of Rex’s video games. Children under 32” won’t be able to participate, their little hands won’t be able to reach the guns but they can watch. They also may be able to reach the controls to spin the cart around. So if you aren’t concerned about your score let your little have fun being the master controller of your cart.
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
This gem of an attraction is one we discovered on our ride every ride adventure through Magic Kingdom and now we must enjoy it on every trip. It’s a family tradition. It’s about a 20-minute ride that takes you through four different eras. Exposing you to the different technological advances over the course of the last 100 years, give or take. It’s not a must-do by any means; it’s a good place to have a quiet moment. Or if you’re still nursing a baby this is a great spot to do so, with plenty of privacy because this ride is definitely not popular.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Climb the tram up to the PeopleMover. This ride will take you and your guest around Tommorowland showing parts of all the attractions. You even get to go through Space Mountain. You can sit on either side of the cart so you can all sit together as a family.
Take the elevator to the spaceships in the sky. Appropriate for kids of any age. An adult will share a ship with a youngster and be sure to hang on to your little tight because these ships swing around very quickly.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
This ride is one you have to wait for because the waiting room is half the fun. Wait in line for a beeper and then let your kids have a blast playing at the slides, climbing area and netted bridges. This area is done up as the clown fire act from the film. It’s inside, so you’re sheltered from the sun. And then the ride is perfect for young ones. They’ll have to sit on the inside. Watch their face light up while they fly up in the sky.
Mad Tea Party
The famous tea cups. This ride is not made for those who get car sick. If your child does not like swings then don’t put them on this ride. If they don’t like the spin then just sit back and relax and ride the ride. If your little is a thrill seeker turn that circle as fast as you can. Plan this attraction before a meal or long after one to make sure all food consumed will be staying that way.
The Many Adventure of Winnie the Pooh
A favourite for young ones. This is popular but don’t get a fastpass for it because the line has a lot of participation areas for the kids, making it half the fun of the ride.
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
A Magic Kingdom must. The line for this ride is always quick, not short but quick because of how many people can get on at a time. So be patient and within a couple times around you guys will be next. It is in a very exposed area, with no shelter, so try to ride this one early in the day or in the evening.
For this attraction you are going to wear 3D glasses and watch as Donald Duck magically participates in some the beloved musical scenes from Disney films. This is suitable for young ones but it can be difficult to get them to keep their glasses on. If they wear sunglasses on a regular basis then they should be fine.
Peter Pan’s Flight
Get a fastpass for this attraction. Being one of the few gender neutral youngster experiences it appeals to many families. Also there’s nothing to do in this line, so going straight to the front of the line is necessary in this situation. If you’re waiting in the regular line it moves very slowly because the flights only hold 4 people at a time.
It’s a Small World
Kids love this ride. Dolls dancing to a repetitive song, it’s a kids dream come true. How many times do your kids listen to the same song, over and over right! Well this is the same thing, the tune becomes familiar but the scene is ever changing, while you’re in a boat. And in the boat they’re able to stand when they’re this small. Perfect! Even when the lines are long they are always moving and your kid can watch the boat arrive below.
Enchanted Tales with Belle
This interactive experience is great for anyone. Boys or girls. You become emerged in the retelling of the tale of Beauty and the Beast, along with Lumiere and a few other familiar faces. Some lucky guests actually get to participate with costumes. This is great for young ones because it’s involved, you don’t sit and watch you can actually participate if you want.
Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid
Sit back and watch as the tales of Ariel’s adventures pass before your eyes. Sit in a shell as you ride along. There’s enough room in one of these for 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Casey Jr. Spash’n’Soak Station
Be sure to bring your young one here if you’re visiting between the months of March and October. It’s a refreshing place to let your little one cool off and have some unstructured fun. The day can be filled with a lot of waiting and watching and this allows your little to fully participate. Bring a swimsuit with you and a towel to allow you child freedom to get soaked as they run through water. Washrooms are conveniently located nearby.
Now this attraction is open to all but use your discretion. We chose to bring our 20 month old and it was a bad choice. All was well until the ride stopped, which quite often happens to allow for people getting into wheelchairs or who need assistance getting off of the doombuggy. We were in the graveyard scene with the heads popping up. Oops.
The Hall of Presidents
Liberty Square Riverboat
Hop on for a ride around the river on this beautiful riverboat. There are three levels and the ride last approximately 20 minutes. It’s a great spot to enjoy a snack while your young one catches a nap or runs wild.
Country Bear Jamboree
This attraction is for young ones who love bears and love country music. Sit back and watch bears singing and playing lively tunes in the 15 minute performance. It’s a little long for young ones this age, unless they are transfixed and love it.
Tom Sawyer’s Island
Head over to Tom Sawyer’s Island where your young one can climb, discover and explore. With rickety bridges and shacks, there are all kinds of places to seek adventure.
Frontier Shootin’ Arcade
This attraction says it available to all heights but really there’s no way a little one under 32” is picking up a gun and shooting at a target. They will definitely need your help. *This requires an extra cost*
Pirates of the Caribbean
Head down into the deep dungeons of the Pirates of the Caribbean. Walking down to the ride is an adventure on it’s own. Our young ones had so much fun looking into the bars and trying to lift up the canon balls. This ride is a little dark. The bench is very long so you can have your little one on your lap for better visibility.
A Pirate’s Adventure-Treasures of the Seven Seas
Again this attraction says it’s available for all heights but there’s no way your little can enjoy this is they don’t even know their shapes and colours. It’s an interactive treasure hunt that is more suitable for elementary school age kids or tweens.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
This song and dance show includes birds and idols. One of the things I love about this show is the room for the kids to get up and dance. Unlike Country Bears where you’re in traditional theatre seating, this Tiki Room features benches with space in the aisle giving your child a place to let loose.
In this classic Magic Kingdom ride you will climb aboard a boat and go on an adventure through the jungle. Young ones will find this fun, as the animals will seem life-like to them. This boat has bench seating so your little will be able to sit on your lap.
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
The same style as Dumbo, get into your very own Carpet and set sail through the skies. This ride is a little different because you can tilt it back and forth but there’s no waiting area like Dumbo. Making Dumbo’s flight the better choice if you have to choose between the two.
Swiss Family Treehouse
Now friends, it’s been a long time since I’ve been on this. From what I can remember you’re either not going to want to follow a little one just mastering the art of walking all around this treehouse or you’re not going to want to carry a young one all around this place. If you’re looking for a way to burn off some of the sugar from their dessert at Crystal Palace then it might be a good spot to do so. Just expect this spot to take a lot of time. And to be right behind them to avoid missteps.
Walt Disney World Railroad
Lastly, the train. This train can be picked up in Frontierland, Fantasyland and Main St., U.S.A.. This train is your friend. Save your feet and your littles feet and use this method of transportation to take you to other ends of the park. Or ride it all the way around.
There are 42 attractions at the Magic Kingdom and 28 are open to youngsters 32” and smaller. There’s so much to see and do with your young one at the Magic Kingdom, but don’t feel like you have to do it all. Do the attractions that suit your family’s vacation and make memories of joy and laughter.