Planning for Pre-School Kids & Little Ones

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Calling all kids: get ready for a close-up with many favorite movie and television pals—including your friends from Disney Junior!
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Magic Kingdom Park
With Cinderella Castle at its center and excitement all around, there's so much for families to enjoy in our 6 fun-filled lands.
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Calling all kids: get ready for a close-up with many favorite movie and television pals—including your friends from Disney Junior!

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can dance and play along with the excitement of Disney Junior – Live on Stage! Or get hugs and autographs from Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and Captain Jake as you Meet Disney Junior Pals in the Animation Courtyard. For cool family fun, chill with Anna and Elsa at For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.

Ready to have a blast? Hop on Toy Story Mania! and play interactive 4D carnival games with the gang from Andy's room. And Padawans ages 4 to 12 can even learn the ways of the Force from Jedi masters in Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.

And that's just the start of the awesome attractions, shows and dining you'll find for preschoolers at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

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Magic Kingdom Park

With Cinderella Castle at its center and excitement all around, there's so much for you and your little ones to enjoy in our 6 fun-filled lands.

At Magic Kingdom park, you can climb aboard Seven Dwarfs Mine Train for a rollicking run through a diamond mine! Or share an enchanting royal encounter as you Meet Cinderella and Elena at Princess Fairytale Hall. Be sure to wave to favorite Characters in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Then blast off "to infinity and beyond" as you hop on Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. Or take flight over Storybook Circus on the whimsical Disney Parks classic, Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Of course, there's so much more to explore! From Adventureland to Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom park is filled with attractions, entertainment and dining to delight our youngest Guests.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Explore one of the largest wildlife parks in the world—where amazing animals roam and magical Disney experiences abound.
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Epcot
Welcome little ones to a world of Disney Characters, delightful entertainment, aquatic animals and unforgettable attractions.
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Explore one of the largest wildlife parks in the world—where amazing animals roam and magical Disney experiences abound. It’s Disney’s Animal Kingdom park!

On Kilimanjaro Safaris, board an open-air tram for a ride through our wildlife reserve teeming with exotic creatures. Then enjoy the fin-tastic puppetry and hilarious fun of Finding Nemo – The Musical starring Dory, Nemo and Crush!

Looking for thrills on a preschool scale? TriceraTop Spin will rock your whirl. Then settle back and celebrate the circle of life at the jubilant, Broadway-style musical, Festival of the Lion King!

There's so much for your pride—and joy—to discover at Disney's Animal Kingdom park, including Pandora – The World of Avatar, opening on May 27, 2017!

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Epcot

Welcome little ones to a world of Disney Characters, delightful entertainment, aquatic animals and unforgettable attractions. Epcot is the perfect place for growing minds to discover fun and exciting ideas they’ll remember for a lifetime!

Where else can kids search the oceans to help find Nemo in The Seas with Nemo & Friends or hang with the most righteous down-under dude at Turtle Talk With Crush? They can share a hug with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy as they Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot or spend magical moments with Anna & Elsa, Snow White, Belle, Jasmine and more. Young explorers can discover the sights, sounds and flavors of 11 different countries and make craft souvenirs at our World Showcase Kidcot Fun Stops locations.

And for those who dream of journeying even further, let 'em go—on an enchanted voyage to Arendelle for the music, fun and adventure of Frozen Ever After.

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Helpful Tips for Your Next Trip
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10 Ways to Make Your Stay More Magical
Preschool is a curious time in life when everything seems magical… and it's also the perfect time to visit Walt Disney World Resort.
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80+ Great Attractions for Preschoolers
Before making your way to the theme and water parks, plan your day by checking out our preschool-friendly attractions.

10 Ways to Make Your Stay More Magical

Preschool is a curious time in life when everything seems magical… and it's also the perfect time to visit Walt Disney World Resort! Parents like you can't help but smile when you see your child's eyes light up with wonder—and suddenly it's all worth it.

Here are 10 tips to make sure your trip is as magical as can be for your little ones:

Rent a Stroller
Even if your kids are past the stroller age, plan to rent a stroller (or double stroller) near the Main Entrances to the Disney theme parks. When your little ones eventually hit the snooze button, you can stroll around and enjoy a leisurely lunch while the kids stroller-nap.

Visit the Baby Care Center
Need sunscreen, diapers or other family essentials? Visit a Baby Care Center! It’s the perfect stop for those with infants, toddlers and preschoolers in need of a place to rest, relax or snack in our 4 theme parks—each one with a private room for nursing mothers and a waiting room for the rest of the family.

Use the Rider Switch
With Rider Switch, one adult can wait with the non-rider (or riders) while the rest of the party enjoys the attraction. When the other adult returns, they can supervise the non-riding Guests, and the waiting adult can board the attraction without having to wait in the regular line again!

Get FastPass+
FastPass+ allows you to bypass long lines by visiting a ride or attraction during a designated window of time. Any time you can avoid combining a preschooler and a long line, you should! And best of all, it's free with park admission.

Use the App (My Disney Experience)
Download My Disney Experience—a time-saving, private-planning app—to your mobile device now! It will allow you to schedule or change FastPass+ selections, find out wait times on favorite rides, preview café menus and view your Disney PhotoPass photos immediately!

Wear MagicBands
Kids love wearing their special bracelets—a.k.a. MagicBand—that, with a simple touch, can let them in at a FastPass+ entrance or unlock their Disney Resort hotel room door. And parents love using their MagicBands to charge restaurant and shopping purchases to that same room!

Leave the Photos to Us!
Memory Maker gives you instant access to all Disney PhotoPass photos taken of you throughout the parks. Shots are then linked to your My Disney Experience account and made available for download. So relax and let our photographers capture many of your magical moments!

Fuel Up with Mickey Check
Here's a Disney secret that should be shared: Disney Parks have healthy, balanced meals for kids—and grown-ups too! Look for the "Mickey Check" on the menus and you will find a meal with carrots and apples or grapes with a nice protein to keep them going!

Charge Devices on the Go
We've all dependent on our mobile phones these days, but if your mobile device dies in the middle of the day—as they like to do—no problem! You can always purchase a portable phone charging system at kiosks located throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

Stay a Disney Resort Hotel
The magic never ends when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel—and there's so much to do: Disney Junior-themed parties, poolside movies, campfires and s'mores, plus the ease of using complimentary transportation between the theme parks and your Disney Resort hotel room!

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Spring Experiences You Won’t Wanna Miss!
This coming spring, be sure to kick-start the season with an awesome array of all-new and iconic Disney experiences!
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Preschool Parents’ Guide
For a complete list of experiences little ones will love, download the official Preschool Parents’ Guide before you arrive.

Spring Experiences You Won’t Wanna Miss!

This coming spring, be sure to kick-start the season with an awesome array of all-new and iconic Disney experiences!

Magic Kingdom Park
Anticipate delightful, debuting entertainment—plus events and attractions with enchanting seasonal touches. Highlights include:

Happily Ever After – In spring 2017, enjoy a grand finale to your Disney day! Gather ‘round Cinderella Castle each evening for a spectacular new fireworks show celebrating the heart, humor and heroism of popular Disney and Disney•Pixar animated films!

Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire – Bop along to a musical extravaganza featuring beloved Disney Characters like Mickey, Goofy, Donald Duck, Tiana, Anna and Elsa and more on the Castle Forecourt Stage.

Once Upon a Time – Wrap up your day with an epic bedtime story! You and your little ones will marvel at this new nighttime projection show that brings Cinderella Castle to life with vibrant projections of beloved Disney scenes and characters.

Epcot
Celebrate the spirit of spring with seasonal events and fire up your preschooler's imagination when you venture to the land of culture and innovation. Highlights include:

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – This year's Festival takes place March 1 through May 29, 2017. Look for Festival "firsts," including brand-new topiaries of Belle and Figment, 2 new outdoor kitchens offering up tasty snacks and a Cars-themed interactive play garden for kids in honor of the upcoming Disney•Pixar film, Cars 3.

Frozen Fun – Whisk away for an on-the-water journey through Arendelle on Frozen Ever After. Then, take your little Frozen fans to meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus, the sisters' cozy countryside cabin nestled in the Norway Pavilion.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Park
Connect with nature, see longtime hit shows and find out what wildlife does when the sun goes down. Highlights include:

Pandora – The World of Avatar – Beginning May 27, 2017, journey to a place that celebrates the magic of nature… welcome to Pandora – The World of Avatar! Whether floating into a sacred rainforest aboard Na’vi River Journey or having their faces painted in designs inspired by Pandora itself at Colors of Mo’ara, young kids will feel a sense of wonder as they explore this all-new land—featuring expeditions for adventurers of all ages.

Caring for Giants – An elephant never forgets… and neither will you during this daily tour (available for an additional cost) that gives you a closer look at the park’s majestic African elephants—including all that it takes to care for them!

Rivers of Light – On select nights, get swept away in a timeless show that celebrates the beauty of all living things! This is your chance to embrace the magic of nature during a nighttime scene awash with captivating special effects, music and animal folklore.

Meet Doc McStuffins in Conservation Station – Calling all little ones! Take the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, where your favorite toy doctor is greeting Guests—big and small! It’s the perfect stop for snapping pics, getting autographs… and making memories that last a lifetime!

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Experience the magic behind making movies, TV, music and theater at a theme park inspired by Tinseltown's legendary landmarks and entertainment.

Toy Story Mania! – Slip on a pair of 3D glasses and immerse in a world of carnival games based on the hit animated series.

Meet BB-8 at Star Wars Launch Bay – This spring, roll by Star Wars Launch Bay and say “hello” to the galaxy’s most excitable astromech droid! Don’t miss your chance to come face-to-droid with BB-8, as recently seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

PizzeRizzo – Come visit the very first Muppets–themed eatery! When hunger hits, head on over to the Muppets Courtyard to indulge in a kid-approved Pizza feast, courtesy of the one-and-only Rizzo the Rat.

Disney Springs
Behold an incredible mix of kid–friendly entertainment, shops and cuisine. Highlights include:

High-Energy Shows – Kids of all ages will watch in wonder as performers take the stage in La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil—a one-of-a-kind show featuring whimsical characters, breakdancing and acrobatics.

Hands-On Toy Stores – Stepping inside one of the many kid-friendly shops to find unique keepsakes becomes a fun-filled activity in-and-of itself. You'll spot interactive play stations like Build-Your-Own Mr. Potato Head at Once Upon a Toy Store, Build-Your-Own lightsaber at Star Wars Galactic Outpost and bins chock-full of blocks to play with while visiting The LEGO Store.

Immersive Eateries – Take 'em on an edible adventure! These restaurants are not only kid–friendly, but they provide a variety of interactive displays: T-REX, Rainforest Cafe and the newly reimagined Planet Hollywood Observatory. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

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Staying at a Disney Resort Hotel
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Best Resorts for Little Ones
Spend less time traveling and more time enjoying the theme parks—and beyond.
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Benefits of Staying with Us
When you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, your perks don't end in the parks!
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Disney Jr. Pool Parties
Make any day by the water more magical than ever with unforgettable poolside fun.
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Best Resorts for Little Ones

Spend less time traveling and more time enjoying the theme parks—and beyond. Plus, Disney Resort hotel Guests enjoy special benefits and experiences that make your vacation even more magical.

Here are our top suggestions for where to stay when traveling with small children.

Value Resort Hotels
Find affordable comfort and convenience for families on the go.

Moderate Resort Hotels
Enjoy the perfect combination of enchanting themes and travel value.

Deluxe Resort Hotels
Experience richly themed getaways with fine dining and gracious amenities.

With dozens to choose from, you're sure to discover the Disney Resort hotel that’s right for you.

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Benefits of Staying with Us

When you stay at a Disney Resort hotel, your perks don't end in the parks! You'll also enjoy countless Disney Resort hotel conveniences.

Disney's Magical Express
Let us get your family and your luggage between Orlando International Airport and your Disney Resort hotel, so you can relax and let the fun begin from the moment you arrive.

Complimentary Resort Transportation
Whether by boat, bus or monorail, traveling between the parks and your Disney Resort hotel is easy—for much-needed naptimes or to cool off in the pool.

Extra Magic Hours
Disney Resort hotel Guests can enjoy extra time in a select theme park each day at no additional charge with Extra Magic Hours. (Valid theme park admission and Resort ID required.)

Unique Amenities
When you stay with Disney, the magic never ends. Every Resort hotel has a selection of awesome pools and—at select locations—you can enjoy themed playgrounds, fun campfires and movies under the stars.

Childcare
Sure, we have lots for your kids to enjoy. But we haven't forgotten about the grown-ups! Kid's Nite Out offers in-room childcare, and select Deluxe Resorts have fun-filled Children's Activity Centers with trained adult supervision so you can slip away for a romantic dinner or some fun on your own in the theme parks.

Learn more about the benefits of staying at Disney Resort hotel.

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Disney Jr. Pool Parties

Make any day by the water more magical than ever with unforgettable poolside fun.

Pool season is in full swing at Walt Disney World Resort, and now there's something to make a day by the water even more fun for your little ones—Disney Jr. Pool Parties taking place at all of our Disney Resort hotels!

These fun, 22-minute parties feature music and interactive activities from favorite Disney Junior kids' shows like Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Miles from Tomorrowland and of course, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We even have sing-a-longs and special games like "Sofia Says" to keep the youngest Guests excited and engaged.

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Even More Fun to Explore
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Make a Splash with Some Water Park Fun
Discover a duo of splash-tastic destinations, each one filled with water play areas that are perfect for your squirts.
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Train Like a Jedi, Your Little Ones Must!
Children of all ages aren't just in love Star Wars—they're obsessed with it… and that means preschoolers too!
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Make a Splash with Some Water Park Fun

Discover a duo of splash-tastic destinations, each one filled with water play areas that are perfect for your squirts.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Don't let the name fool you. There's lots of calm water for your preschooler to enjoy. Ketchakiddee Creek is a wonderland of fun with 10 different activities open only to wee ones up to 48 inches tall. The Bay Slides offer kid-sized twists, turns and splashdowns. And at Castaway Creek you can take your tot for a lazy tube ride down a scenic river.

Plus, now open, you’re invited to board a treasure raft at Miss Adventure Falls and hit the high seas on the longest ride in the history of the Disney water parks!

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
Even if your youngster's not up for a big blast of fun—it's cool! Your child can chill at Tike's Peak where kids 48 inches or shorter can get wet and go wild on our pint-size slides and water activities. The whole family can float and frolic in our awesome wave pool Melt-Away Bay or head to Cross Country Creek for a rambling river tube ride around the park.

Learn more about Walt Disney World Water Parks.

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Train Like a Jedi, Your Little Ones Must!

Children of all ages aren't just in love with Star Wars—they're obsessed with it… and that means preschoolers too! If your kids are fans, then you won't want to miss Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

During this interactive 20-minute experience, younglings between the ages of 4 and 12 can become Jedi recruits and train in the ways of the Force, complete with their very own lightsabers! Once their training is complete, each child will be invited to put their skills to the test in an unforgettable battle against epic Star Wars villains—like Darth Vader and even the Seventh Sister Inquisitor.

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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