Magical Musts at Magic Kingdom for Preschoolers

Preschoolers can enjoy so much at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park!   I am always telling guests that there is SO much to do as a family, and that YES in fact their 3 or 4 year old will enjoy every minute of their time-especially at Magic Kingdom!  How do I know?  Because we’ve been traveling to Disney yearly since the twins were 4!  And now that they are 10, and the little princess is 4, we are STILL enjoying so much of Magic Kingdom as a family!  That is seriously one of my FAVORITE things about Walt Disney World-99% of the attractions, you can enjoy as a family.  So today, I am sharing with you Magical Musts at Magic Kingdom for Preschoolers!

Magical Must Dos for Preschoolers at Magic Kingdom #disneyside #waltdisneyworld #disneytravel

Dumbo the Flying Elephant-Located in Storybook Circus, this magical must do for younger children is a Disney classic!  Dumbo has been flying for many years, and recently received a makeover and a new location at Magic Kingdom Park.  Dumbo the Flying Elephant now has two sets of rotating elephants, and a super fun circus themed play area for the younger children.  Bonus-this play area is air conditioned, and they will give you a pager so you can play with your little one while waiting in line.  When the pager goes off, it’s your turn to board the ride!

Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid-This is one of the newest attractions in the updated Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.  You board a clam shell-similar to the Seas with Nemo and Friends at EPCOT-and you are on your way with Ariel and Prince Eric.  So cute!   All the memorable songs from the Little Mermaid play while you glide along, following the story of love between Ariel and Prince Eric.  We waited a really long time for this attraction in June, but it was so worth it!  Our daughter {and I} LOVED it!

It’s a Small World-Love this!  The twins get sooooo annoyed when they know we are getting on It’s A Small World, but I don’t care LOL!  Natalie and I LOVE this ride in Fantasyland.  We love going from country to country, seeing the dolls sing and change from culture to culture.  And they may not admit it, but the boys used to love it, too, and they are singing it all.day.long!  But, it’s perfect for preschoolers.  It loads slowly, and the boats move at a nice pace so you can look at everything and take it all in.  The colors are so bright and it’s just an overall cheerful experience!


The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh-This is a GREAT attraction for preschoolers at the Magic Kingdom.  It, like Dumbo, is equipped with an interactive queue, making waiting not so bad!  Natalie loves playing in Rabbit’s garden while we wait, and watching the honey run down the walls as we are waiting to board, too.  The nice thing about the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is that it is cheerful, has fun music, and moves fairly quickly.  Sometimes you’ll see Pooh, Tigger, or Alice to meet and greet around this area!

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin-The Magic Carpets of Aladdin are located in Adventureland, across from the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse.  This is similar movement to Dumbo, as you can make your carpet fly up and down.  A couple trips ago, Aladdin and Jasmine rode with us on this!  It was so awesome!  The line for this can move sort of slowly, so it’s a good idea to have a snack and drink when you are waiting. Natalie loves controlling the carpet up and down, and it gives us some great views over the park as well!

Peter Pan’s Flight-This is located in Fantasyland, directly across from It’s a Small World.  If you have young children, this is a GREAT attraction to use your FastPass Plus on.  It loads fairly slowly, so the line can get fairly long.  Otherwise, it’s wonderful!  Of course, you need Pixie Dust to fly around this magical world of Peter Pan, Wendy, and their friends.  I love the perspective on this attraction, because it looks like you are actually flying to Neverland!  Eventually, you make your way home to London, though!


Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel-My daughter’s absolute FAVORITE!  She can ride this over and over again. I’m hoping someday we’ll get lucky and Cinderella and Prince Charming will be on the carousel when we ride.  I love this, because it is fun for me as well.  The Cinderella vignettes that are painted on the carousel are beautiful.  Plus, it gives great views and photo ops of Fantasyland, and nearby attractions like Mickey’s Philharmagic and Cinderella’s Castle.  This is so pretty at night, too.  If you have already seen the night parade, try riding the carousel in the evening when it’s all lit up!

Walt Disney World Railroad-This is an awesome attraction for preschools!  We board this at the Main Street USA station, and ride it all the way around the park.  It gives us a view of all the lands, and even some of the narration allows the boys to learn something while we are riding.  It gives us a nice break to sit and rest, and keeps us out of the sun.  We ride it mid afternoon, when we need a little break, but we don’t want to leave the park because there are attractions or parades we want to enjoy in the evening.

Casey Jr. Splash and Soak Station-Casey Jr. Splash and Soak Station is in Storybook Circus.  This is a relatively new addition to the Magic Kingdom Park.  It’s an interactive water feature, where the kids can run and play and cool off.  It’s a good idea to have a change of clothes and a ziploc bag for wet ones in your park bag.  You can sit and relax, while the kids run off some energy.

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin-Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin is located in Tomorrowland.  Natalie LOVES shooting her canon at the targets, in hopes of capturing Zurg!  And, I love it because I can spin it around, or she can, and control how fast or slow it goes.  The boys have loved this attraction from a very young age, and now at 11, still want to enjoy it!

So, did you think there wasn’t enough for your preschooler to enjoy at Magic Kingdom?  In fact, if you are traveling with a preschooler, Magic Kingdom is the park to enjoy the most!  Currently, Disney has a special offer, making their MemoryMaker package free!  Contact me for a free quote, and we’ll get those early Disney memories started!  Signature







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