Magic Kingdom Rides for Toddlers and Babies

Frontierland Shootin Arcade is one of the toddler-friendly attractions you can visit at Magic Kingdom.
Frontierland Shootin Arcade is one of the toddler-friendly attractions you can visit at Magic Kingdom.
Frontierland Shootin Arcade is one of the toddler-friendly attractions you can visit at Magic Kingdom.
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Frontierland Shootin Arcade is one of the toddler-friendly attractions you can visit at Magic Kingdom.

From Fantasyland to Adventureland there are so many rides and attractions that are perfect for babies and toddler alike to enjoy Walt Disney World. Magic Kingdom is the iconic park that everyone thinks about when they think Disney.

Magic Kingdom has the most rides and attractions for toddlers without height requirements. There are also many characters your toddler can meet making precious memories for your family.

You can fly over London with Peter Pan in Neverland on Peter Pan’s flight. Ride a honey pot with Pooh Bear and his friends form Hundred Acre Wood.

You can laugh as Mike Wazowski tells jokes on the Laughing Floor. Spin in teacups with Alice in Wonderland.

Ride a royal hose on Prince Charming Regal Carousel and meet your favorite characters in the park. A few of our favorites are Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Beast, Anna, and Elsa.

There are so many adventures for you and your toddler to embark on in Disney World. Let’s explore the best Disney World rides for toddlers in Magic Kingdom.

Is Magic Kingdom Good For A Two Year Old? Three Year Old?

Peter Pan interacting with guests in line outside Peter Pan's Flight.
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Peter Pan interacting with guests in line outside Peter Pan’s Flight.

Magic Kingdom is the most toddler friendly park at Walt Disney World for two and three year olds. The whole family can enjoy many rides, characters, shows, and dining.

A common question we are asked is, “should I bring my young child to Disney World or wait until they are older?” Young kids may not remember the trip forever, but you will. The memories you make with your small children are worth bringing them at any age.

There are many rides without a height requirement that any age can ride. Interactions with characters are also often priceless with little kids who still believe in magic.

What Rides Can Toddlers Go On At Magic Kingdom?

Check out the Aladdin Ride in Disney World to enter a whole new world!
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Check out the Aladdin Ride in Disney World to enter a whole new world!

These are the best rides in Magic Kingdom to ride with your toddler. These rides do not have any height requirements.

We always recommend you watch walkthroughs before your trip to make the best decisions about which rides are appropriate for your toddler.

  1. Peter Pan’s Flight
  2. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  3. Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
  4. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  5. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  6. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  7. “It’s a small world”
  8. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  9. Jungle Cruise
  10. Liberty Square Riverboat
  11. Mad Tea Party
  12. Astro Orbiter
  13. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

The mad tea party teacups spin pretty fast which may scare toddlers. Astro Orbiter also spins pretty fast and is a very tall ride that has scared young children in the past. 

The people mover is a slow moving ride, but there is a portion of the ride that’s in the dark which may scare some toddlers.

Although we recommend YouTube walkthroughs for all rides, pay special attention to the last three on this list as these have scared other young children. We advise using caution when riding these with young children.

Read More: Is Animal Kingdom Good for Toddlers?

Other Attractions And Activities For Toddlers At Magic Kingdom

Meet Belle at Enchanted Tales with Belle in Magic Kingdom.
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Meet Belle at Enchanted Tales with Belle in Magic Kingdom.
  1. Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
  2. Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
  3. A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas
  4. Swiss Family Treehouse
  5. Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  6. Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  7. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  8. Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  9. Country Bear Jamboree
  10. Tom Sawyer Island
  11. Walt Disney World Railroad
  12. Character Meet and Greets
    • Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
    • Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
    • Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
    • Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
    • Enchanted Tales With Belle
  13. The Hall of Presidents
    • This one is toddler friendly, but may not be engaging for your toddler.

Read More: How To Plan A Disney Trip With A 2-Year-Old

What Makes A Ride Good For Babies And Toddlers?

Kids driving a Tomorrowland Speedway car. There is a height requirement for this ride
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Kids driving a Tomorrowland Speedway car. There is a height requirement for this ride.

The first requirement to look at is the height requirement for the ride. Height restrictions are there for safety and important to note when planning out the rides you want to prioritize in the Disney park. Toddlers and babies most likely won’t be able to ride the roller coasters.

Thrill rides that babies and toddlers likely won’t be able to ride because of height restrictions are:

You may also want to gauge the level of engagement a toddler has with a ride to make the experience great for the whole family. Another thing to consider is how scary the ride may be for young children.

Are Any Rides Too Scary For Toddlers?

Pirates of the Caribbean Ride in Magic Kingdom. This ride may be scary for toddlers but does not have a height requirement.
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Pirates of the Caribbean Ride in Magic Kingdom. This ride may be scary for toddlers but does not have a height requirement.

Some rides may be too scary for young children and parents should proceed with caution based on their children. The best way for you to make these decisions is to watch ride walk throughs on YouTube and decide what will work best for your child.

These are a few of the common scary rides for toddlers, but your toddler may be afraid of other things as well. It would be a great idea to watch all of the ride walk throughs if it is your first time at Walt Disney World.

Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion is a dark ride that can be scary for younger kids. Taking a look at the video walk though with the special effects is a great way to determine whether your child will be scared on this ride.

The pre-show is probably the scariest part of the ride with the creepy narration voice so make sure to watch a walk through that contains the pre-show. There are some screams and ghosts on this classic ride.

Pirates of the Caribbean

This ride is a dark ride and has a small drop in the dark that may scare some young children. Definitely check out this ride on YouTube before taking young children.

Is Genie+ Worth It For Magic Kingdom With Toddlers?

Hall of President's in Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom
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Hall of President’s in Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom

If you can fit Genie+ in your budget for your Walt Disney World Vacation I would definitely recommend purchasing it. There are many rides, shows, and characters that have a Lightning Lane and you can use Genie+ to avoid those long lines. Toddlers may have a difficult time when wait times are longer.

Here are the toddler-friendly rides that are Genie+ eligible:

Toddler Friendly Genie+ Character Meet and Greets

  • Meet Ariel at Her Grotto
  • Meet Cinderella and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall
  • Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater
  • Meet Princess Tiana and a Visiting Princess at Princess Fairytale Hall

Toddler Friendly Genie+ Rides

  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • It’s a small world
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

Toddler Friendly Genie+ Shows

  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Mickey’s Philharmagic
  • Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor

The most popular rides have height requirements like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain and they have the longest wait times. These rides aren’t good for toddlers anyway so you may feel like Genie+ isn’t worth it.

Lines can still be long for young kids who have a hard time waiting in line, which is most toddlers. Genie+ can be a great way to cut down on time spent in line so everyone has a better experience. 

How To Prepare For A Trip With Toddlers

Baby Care Center in Magic Kingdom. This is located behind Casey's on Main Street.
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Baby Care Center in Magic Kingdom. This is located behind Casey’s on Main Street.

If you’re like my husband, you always like to prepare and plan for a trip to make it successful. The toddler stage is hard to navigate so preparing for your trip can make things easier for you and your family.

Have a Well-Stocked Toddler Bag

Having a well stocked bag can make all the difference for a great day and an easier time in the queue lines. These are the things we recommend packing in your Disney Park Bag.

  1. Snacks
  2. Water or Juice
  3. Extra Clothes
  4. Hat
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Sunscreen
  7. Things to do in line like stickers, games, and toys that will keep them entertained
  8. Autograph Book

There may be other things you need to add to your packing list. This is a great place to start when thinking about what you will need.

Is the Baby Care Center Good for Toddlers Too?

Yes! The baby care center offers helpful services for babies and toddlers too. They have nursing rooms, changing tables, high chairs, kitchen area, and a store to purchase toddler and baby supplies. If you need a rest or forgot to pack anything in your Disney park bag, check out the baby care centers in each of the theme parks.

Consider Hiring a Nanny for the Parks

There are park nannies available to hire. Park nannies can watch your child at the resort while they nap if you are comfortable with that. They also can wait with children in the park or find a toddler friendly ride instead if you have older children that want to ride thrill rides.

A company that was recommended to us is Once Upon a Nanny. They have wonderful reviews and hire experienced Fairy-God Nannies. They are $40 an hour for up to 2 children and you can find more information on their website.

What’s Magic Kingdom Rider Switch?

If you have older children and adults in your party that want to ride the thrill rides, you may want to use rider switch. Let a cast member know you want to use rider switch before you get in line.

One adult will stay behind to watch the baby or toddler while the rest of the party rides the thrill ride. When they are finished riding, they can come switch out with the adult that stayed behind. That adult and one more person can go back to the ride and enter through the Lightning Lane so they don’t have to wait again.

Read More: Is EPCOT Good For Toddlers?

Disney World With a Toddler or Baby Tips

  • Stroller
    • Strollers are very important to keep your toddler happy throughout the trip. There is a lot of walking in a Disney day so a stroller for young children is a must! You can bring one with you or rent one once you get there. You will want to reserve one ahead of time if you plan to rent. Disney does not allow wagons so make sure your stroller will be permitted ahead of time.
  • Characters
    • Read books or watch Disney movies or show before you go. Your toddler will be familiar with the characters which will be so much more magical in the parks.
  • Grocery Deliveries
    • You can have groceries delivered to your resort with plenty of toddler snacks so you don’t have to find room in your suitcase for them.
  • Memory Maker
    • Memory Maker is a great way to remember your trip forever! Those babies grow fast so the pictures are a must. Memory maker will give you ride photos as well as all the photopass photographer pictures as well. That Main Street castle photo is a Disney classic you will definitely want!
  • Planning
    • Don’t over pack your day. Your toddler may need to go back to the resort to take a nap and recharge. It’s better to have a well rested toddler and less time in the park than a cranky toddler who went to more attractions. Staying close to their schedule at home may help them be better adjusted in this very busy destination.

There are many rides and attractions that are fun for all ages in Magic Kingdom. There are so many family memories to be made in Magic Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom is such a great toddler friendly theme park to bring your toddler to. What will you ride with your toddler first? Let us know below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can 2 year old ride rides at Disney?

Yes! There are many rides at Magic Kingdom that do not have a height requirement for all guests to ride. Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios all have toddler friendly rides as well.

How many rides can a 2 year old ride at Magic Kingdom?

There are 15 rides without height requirements at Magic Kingdom. There are 18 other attractions and character meet and greets that are also toddler friendly in Magic Kingdom.

Is Magic Kingdom good for a 4 year old?

Magic Kingdom is a great park to choose for a 4 year old to enjoy! There are 15 rides and 18 attractions without height requirements.

Is Magic Kingdom The Most Toddler-Friendly Park?

Magic Kingdom is the most toddler friendly park at Walt Disney World for two and three year olds. It has the most rides and attractions without height requirements for fun for the whole family. 

Do I need to purchase a Disney World ticket for my toddler?

If they are under 3 they do not need a ticket. If they are 3 or older they will need a ticket.

Are Magic Bands Worth It for Toddlers?

If your toddler is under 3 and doesn’t need a ticket they are not worth it. If your toddler is 3 or older it would be convenient for them to have one, but you don’t have to get them one. Your toddler may want to match you if you have one so it may be worth it to keep them happy.

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