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Best Magic Kingdom Rides for Toddlers

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Disney is for kids of all ages and toddlers are no exception to that rule! The Magic Kingdom has a lot of attractions that are perfect for toddlers. I recently visited Disney’s Magic Kingdom with some friends who had an adorable two-year-old and got to see first hand the enjoyment little ones have for Disney World. Here are the best Magic Kingdom rides for toddlers. 

Best Magic Kingdom Rides for Toddlers

Best Magic Kingdom Rides for Toddlers

With some theme parks, like Universal Studios, little ones don’t get a full day of fun. Disney World, especially the Maic Kingdom is perfect for toddlers. Very few rides at the Magic Kingdom have height restrictions

If you are traveling with a group/family are kids are different ages, make sure to schedule these rides throughout the day so the little ones are getting some Disney magic. 

It’s a Small World

Sing along to the classic anthem of world peace during a delightful musical boat tour hosted by the children of the world. From a colorful dock, climb aboard a cozy boat and set sail along the Seven Seaways Waterway on a 10-minute journey. 

Toddlers love all the movement, colors, and big ride elements. 

To be honest, when I was first making my friend’s itinerary for her Magic Kingdom day, I almost skipped this attraction. She was only spending one day at the Magic Kingdom and also had a ten and a six-year-old and I thought there were better rides they would enjoy. I am so glad she asked about It’s a Small World. The two-year old’s face lighting up at everything made my day.  

  • FastPass +: Yes, not really needed if you ride early in the day or later at night. 
  • Interactive Queue: No 
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? No 
  • Better at Night? No 
  • Seating Arrangement: Boat ride with bench seating. 
  • Plus Size Friendly? Yes. Taller adults will want to sit in the middle rows as there is more leg room. 

Dumbo The Flying Elephant 

Hop atop Dumbo and take off into the air on a joyful journey amid the jubilant sounds of carnival music. Unless your child has a fear of heights, this ride is really fun! 

  • FastPass +: Yes, not needed though. 
  • Interactive Queue: If there is a wait, there is an indoor air-conditioned play place for your little ones to play and adults to relax. 
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? No 
  • Better at Night? Yes 
  • Seating Arrangement: Bench seat with one lap belt for all riders. 
  • Plus Size Friendly? yes, a plus size parent and one child would be comfy in the ride. 
mom and toddler on Dumbo ride
Photo Credit; WDW News

Tomorrowland Speedway

Even though this ride specifies a height requirement, I saw babies on this ride. As long as an adult is in the ride vehicle they can ride.  Toddlers love the idea of driving their parents around. 

  • FastPass +: Yes 
  • Interactive Queue: No 
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? No 
  • Better at Night? No 
  • Seating Arrangement: 2 riders per car, the child will drive. 
  • Plus Size Friendly? Yes

Astro Orbiter

Similar to Dumbo, Astra Orbiter is a spinning ride. This ride is much, much higher though and offers a great view of the Magic Kingdom. 

  • FastPass +: No 
  • Interactive Queue: No 
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? No 
  • Better at Night? Yes 
  • Seating Arrangement:
  • Plus Size Friendly?
Astro Orbiter with small kids
Photo Credit: WDWNews

Buzz Lightyear’s Ranger Spin

In this ride, the goal is to shoot the Z’s. Toddlers might not have the best aim, but for them it is the action not the points that matter. 

  • FastPass +: Yes it is offered, can be obtained as a 4th Fastpass Selection, so not a priority Fastpass.
  • Interactive Queue: No 
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? Yes
  • Better at Night? No 
  • Seating Arrangement: 2 people per ride vehicle 
  • Plus Size Friendly? yes, a plus size parent and one child would be comfy in the ride. 

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin 

This ride is very similar to Dumbo. 

  • FastPass +: Yes it is offered, can be obtained as a 4th Fastpass Selection, so not a priority Fastpass. 
  • Interactive Queue: No 
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? No 
  • Better at Night? Yes 
  • Seating Arrangement: Bench seat with one lap belt for all riders. 
  • Plus Size Friendly? yes, a plus size parent and one child would be comfy in the ride. 

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

This is a very short tide where you travel through a Winnie the Pooh Adventure book. The honeypot bounces, floats, and sways in the wind to keep in tune to the story. It is such a cute ride! 

  • FastPass +: Yes it is offered, can be obtained as a 4th Fastpass Selection, so not a priority Fastpass. 
  • Interactive Queue: Yes
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? Yes 
  • Better at Night? No 
  • Seating Arrangement: Honeypot has a bench seat with one lap bar for both. Two benches are in one honeypot so a family of 4-5 can ride together. 
  • Plus Size Friendly? yes, a plus size parent and one child would be comfy in the ride. 
children at the interactive queue at the Pooh Ride
Photo credit: WDWNews

Peter Pan’s Flight 

This is a high flying ride, where you view the story of Peter Pan from atop the ride vehicle. Short ride, but very cute and very popular. 

  • FastPass +: Yes, if you plan on riding this I would get a Fastpass. Wait times can exceed an hour. 
  • Interactive Queue: Yes
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? No 
  • Better at Night? No 
  • Seating Arrangement: Bench seat in a flying Pirate Ship with one lap bar. 
  • Plus Size Friendly? yes, a plus size parent and one child would be comfy in the ride. 

People Mover 

Take a slow-moving ride around Tomorrowland. Toddlers will love the view. Some parts are in the dark. The People Mover goes through Space Mountain in which people screaming from the ride might be heard. I haven’t seen a toddler bothered by that yet so not really anything to worry about. 

  • FastPass +: No 
  • Interactive Queue: No 
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? No 
  • Better at Night? Yes 
  • Seating Arrangement: People Mover vehicle has two bench seats facing each other. 
  • Plus Size Friendly? Yes

Under the Sea Journey of the Little Mermaid 

  • FastPass +: Yes, if you ride in the morning or at night, the wait times are lower than 30 minutes. 
  • Interactive Queue: Yes
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? No 
  • Better at Night? No 
  • Seating Arrangement: Each Clamshell seats 2-3 with one lap bar for all. 
  • Plus Size Friendly? yes, a plus size parent and one child would be comfy in the ride. 

Mad Tea Party 

Little ones love being in charge of how fast the TeaCup can spin. You might need to help little ones as it can be a little hard to get the cup spinning. 

  • FastPass +: Yes, it is available but not needed. 
  • Interactive Queue: No
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? No 
  • Better at Night? Yes
  • Seating Arrangement: circle bench with round spinner in the middle. 
  • Plus Size Friendly? yes, a plus size parent and 1-2 children would be comfy in the teacup 

Walt Disney World Railroad

Though the Walt Disney Railroad is not technically a ride, most little ones have a fascination with trains. Take a break and ride the rails. The Walt Disney World Railroad is currently under refurbishment due to Tron Coaster construction. Should reopen in 2020.

  • FastPass +: No
  • Interactive Queue: No
  • Empty Into a Gift Shop? No 
  • Better at Night? The train ends service at 8 pm. 
  • Seating Arrangement: Bench Seating 
  • Plus Size Friendly? Yes

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What rides does your toddler love to do at the Magic Kingdom? 

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