Disney’s Hollywood Studios
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!
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.
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 little one’s 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. Take your young adventurer on Na'vi River Journey to delight in a gentle glide through a bioluminescent rainforest.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Ring in the spirit of spring with dazzling seasonal events, and fire up your preschooler's imagination as you venture to a land of culture and innovation.
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
See what’s budding at this year's Festival, taking place February 28 through May 28, 2018. Look for Festival "firsts,” along with such highlights as:
Frozen Fun at the Norway Pavilion
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.
MAGIC KINGDOM PARK
Make the spring season extra magical in 2018 with dozens of delightful attractions and unforgettable entertainment options!
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Your wee ones won’t have to heigh-ho-ld on too tightly when they join Snow White and her dwarf friends for this family-friendly coaster. It’s perfect for adventure seekers who love thrill rides with small drops.
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Take aim with a laser cannon and fire away during a shooting-gallery game that puts you in the center of a thrilling space battle. Do you have what it takes to stop Zurg and his army? The fate of the universe is in your hands!
DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
Experience the magic of the movies, music, TV and more at a park inspired by legendary Tinseltown landmarks and entertainment.
Toy Story Mania!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Toy Story fans of all ages! Slip on a pair of 3D glasses and immerse yourselves in a world of carnival games—each one based on the iconic Disney•Pixar film series. How many targets can you hit?
Disney Junior - Live on Stage!
Welcome to a high-energy place where enchanting puppets, whimsical scenery and catchy songs invite preschoolers to sing, dance and play with friends from TV shows like Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM PARK
Celebrate the magnificent power of nature in an all-new land, and enjoy an open-air tour of a lush African savanna, by day or by evening.
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 this vast moon at Colors of Mo’ara, pint-sized visitors to Pandora will feel a sense of wonder as they explore this awe-inspiring land—featuring expeditions for adventurers of all ages.
No matter the time of year, it’s never too early to share your love for wildlife with your whole animal pack! By daytime or by night, cruise through a lush African Savanna on this 18-minute expedition… and discover all kinds of exotic creatures in their natural habitats!
Behold an incredible mix of kid-friendly entertainment, specialty shops and cuisine designed to give their senses a real treat.
Aerophile—The World Leader in Balloon Flight
Little adventurers are invited to feel like a real-life Disney character while floating through the sky—all it takes is a little faith, trust and 6 tons of pixie dust! This is your family’s chance to spread their wings while riding aboard the world’s largest, hand-painted helium balloon!
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, Build-Your-Own lightsaber at Star Wars Galactic Outpost and bins chock-full of blocks to play with while visiting The LEGO Store. You can even top off a magical day or stay with a souvenir from World of Disney—the largest Disney character store in existence.
Take 'em on an edible adventure! These restaurants are not only kid–friendly, but they also provide a variety of interactive displays: T-REX, Rainforest Cafe and the reimagined Planet Hollywood Observatory. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Kylo Ren.