Disney World With Toddlers: Tricks To Making Your Vacation Magical

Walt Disney World is one of the few vacation destinations across the world truly catered towards children and families. Disney parks are well-known for being a wonderful place to make memories with family members of all ages They truly elevate the experience for their younger clientele. Despite this, traveling to Disney World with toddlers can still be tricky. Here are tips and tricks to making your trip to Disney World theme parks with small children magical.


While Disney parks aim many experiences toward families, many things cater to your family's ages and interest levels. Catering your vacation to these interests is key to a successful vacation.

Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom is a great location for child-friendly theme park rides. From It's A Small World to Haunted Mansion, Disney World's first park has plenty of rides without height limits.

Likewise, if you have a little prince or princess who loves Disney movies, make sure you walk through Cinderella's castle. From twirling past Snow White's wishing well to finding hidden Mickey's, there are a million ways to entertain your child.


While Epcot is synonymous with eating and drinking around the world showcase, it has various options for the whole family. Did you know that Epcot is one of the best locations to meet some of their favorite Disney characters?

If you're looking for more unique experiences, check out The Living Seas' Aquarium or Living With The Land. Both provide plenty of entertainment and educational opportunities for younger guests to Epcot. Our pro tip? As you spend time at The Living Seas, keep an eye out for a dolphin training session or dive presentation.

Disney's Epcot
Disney's Ecpot

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios is the theme park to visit if you're looking for the best live shows on Disney World property. With multiple stage shows based on famous Disney movies, Hollywood Studios is a great theme park for children.

Disney World With Toddlers - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Land

Animal Kingdom

The newest addition to the Walt Disney World resort, Animal Kingdom, is excellent for the animal lover in your life. While some of Animal Kingdom's rides cater to older audiences, the collection of almost 300 species keeps you entertained.

Animal Kingdom also offers tours for those guests that would like to get up close and personal to your favorite animals… all while learning something about the environment and what you can do to protect our planet!


Animal Kingdom Timon and Pumba Statue
Animal Kingdom

Water Parks

The water parks are a great way to enjoy fun in the sun without the stress of long lines or overheating on a Summer day. Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are catered to younger audiences with play areas and easy rides. With both parks being staffed by trained and certified lifeguards, you can rest assured that everyone is safe while at play.



While Walt Disney World is famous for their theme parks, there's a lot to do outside the park gates, as well. In fact, many of the best options for families with younger children on Disney property do not require a park ticket at all. Here are a few great options for when traveling to Disney World with toddlers.

Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf

If you have a miniature golfer on your hands, Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course is for you. Each hole is designed to represent a different scene from the classic movie “Fantasia”. With water elements, sounds, and other exciting features, Fantasia Gardens is a putting game guaranteed to keep everyone laughing along the way.

Movies Under The Stars

Whether by the pool or on the lawn, many of Walt Disney World's hotels offer the opportunity to watch one of their classic movies under the stars.

After a long day at the parks, is there anything better than laying out on the lawn or by the pool to watch one of your family's favorite movies? Grab your popcorn and settle in to a relaxing evening with the family.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is one of the rare experiences where only young children are invited; attendees must be three to twelve years of age. Aptly named, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is where your child can have a princess or prince inspired makeover for the day – fairy dust and all! While it's temporarily closed, if you're planning a trip for later in the year, keep checking in for updates on Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique's reopening.

While traveling to Disney World with toddlers can be stressful, we hope that our tips come in handy on your next trip to Disney World with your whole family!

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