We’ve put together a list of the best rides for toddlers at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. We had to break this topic down by park, because there is so much to do with a toddler! You can checkout the best rides for toddlers at Epcot and the best rides for toddlers at Hollywood Studios.
Ok, you are planning to take your toddler to Disney, but you don’t want to accidentally take her on something that will end up producing nightmares – even if she is tall enough to ride. Below you will find some great rides for toddlers with some advice around age-appropriateness.
Peter Pan’s Flight (Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom)
You fly off over London in a magical ship all the way to Neverland. Although this ride has been around for quite a while, it is still great fun for kids and adults alike.
This ride is not scary, although it is a dark ride and if your child is sensitive to dark rides, this might not be the best choice. Content-wise it is appropriate for all ages. If you don’t plan to arrive to the park and get on this ride early in the morning, you should use a FastPass. This is one of the harder FastPasses to get these days.
If you decide to do the standby line, there is an interactive queue that helps to pass the time, including catching shadow butterflies and ringing shadow bells.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom)
This ride takes you through the 100-acre woods in a honey (hunny) pot. My toddler loved this one, but it does have some moments that can be a bit frightening towards the middle of the ride. I highly recommend watching a YouTube video of the ride to determine if you think it is right for your kiddo. Again, this is a very popular ride but has a fun, interactive standby line.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom)
The ride only lasts about two minutes, but you fly around in your own Dumbo, and you control the height of the elephant using a lever, which is a blast. Kiddos love it. This ride is also very popular, but if you don’t use a FastPass, there is a fun play area in the standby line.
Under the Sea – the Journey of the Little Mermaid (Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom)
Ride a seashell under the sea and through Atlantica! There is some great music and animatronics on this ride. If your kiddos find Ursula scary, you might want to watch a YouTube video of this one ahead of time, but it is quite tame. It goes by quickly and is another dark ride with blacklight effect.
Prince Charming’s Royal Carrousel (Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom)
Often overlooked, this one is still a big hit for the young crowd. You can sit on a bench with your babies or young toddlers, or hold your little one on a horse. You will not need a FastPass for this one!
Enchanted Tales with Belle (Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom)
See the Beast’s castle and be entertained while your little ones put on a play for Belle herself! This is not scary at all, and provides a chance to enjoy some air conditioning in warmer months.
Magic Carpets of Aladdin (Adventureland, Magic Kingdom)
The motion of this ride is very much like Dumbo, but instead of elephants, you ride on Aladdin’s magic carpet! Short ride, but lots of fun.
What are your favorite rides for toddlers in the Magic Kingdom? Let us know!