Monday, July 12, 2010

Magic Kingdom for Preschoolers: Best and Worst with Tips (1 of 2)

Best Rides for Preschoolers:
1. The magic Carpets of Aladdin
2. Mad Tea Party
3. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
4. “It’s a Small World” (Indoor)
5. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
6. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Indoor)
7. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (Indoor)
8. Tomorrowland Speedway
9. Jungle Cruise
10. The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre
11. Walt Disney World Railroad – not exciting, but gives you rest

Best Shows for Preschoolers:
1. Summer Nightastic Fireworks
2. Country Bear Jamboree
3. Fairytale Garden – Storytime with Belle
4. Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
5. Nighttime Electrical Parade

Worst Rides for Preschoolers:
1. Snow White’s Scary Adventure – title says it all
2. Tom Sawyer Island – a total waste for little ones
3. Pirates of the Caribbean – too much for preschoolers

Worst Shows for Preschoolers
1. Mickey's PhilharMagic – the 3D freaked out my kids
2. The Enchanted Tiki Room Under New Management – inappropriate and uninspired

Helpful tips:
• Arrive at the park by 8:15AM or 45 minutes before it opens.
• Arrive at the park by 8:15AM or 45 minutes before it opens.
• Arrive at the park by 8:15AM or 45 minutes before it opens.
• Purchase your tickets before your get to the park.
• Take advantage of the Disney photographers. Even if you do not purchase their photos, they will also take pictures for you, so do not be afraid to ask them to do so!
• Bring your own snacks – Disney allows you to brings food and dinks (at least plastic bottles) into the parks
• Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café – reasonably priced, roomy, good selection = best place in the park to eat!
• Purchase most of your souvenirs from Magic Kingdom, but know Target has cheaper items just down the road.
• If you are there for more than one day, leave the park for a few hours in the afternoon to rest, eat, swim, relax, and head back… you will still have plenty of time to do everything in 2 days at Magic Kingdom with your preschoolers.
• Stay for the Nighttime Electrical Parade and Fireworks.

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