Going to Disney world?
Im going to magic kingdom and what rides would be best for a 4 & 6 year old
There are many rides that your children should enjoy.
KIDS SIX AND UNDER
Your main objective here is to let your kids experience as much of the park as possible without scaring them to death. Start slow–if you plunk a nervous four-year-old on Snow White’s Scary Adventures or hustle a six-year-old to the Haunted Mansion first thing in the morning, they may be shot for the day and refuse to board even the most innocuous ride. But preschoolers who test their mettle on the kiddie rides may surprise you by closing out the day on Splash Mountain.
MORNING: Most of the attractions for this age group are located in Fantasyland and Toontown. The lines at Dumbo move with elephant-like speed, so go there first. (And don’t kid yourself that you’ll be able to talk a toddler into skipping it. It’s Dumbo. It’s in all the ads. You have no choice.) The caterpillar cars at Alice in Wonderland are irresistible and the flying pirate ships at Peter Pan’s Flight were always my daughter Leigh’s favorite when she was a preschooler. The scenes in the ride faithfully re-tell the story in the movie, so even three-year-olds know what’s going on.
By now Toontown, which often has a delayed opening, should be ready for entry. Hop on one of the cabs of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, which really do spin in mad circles when the weasels throw “dip” on you. Gadget’s Go-Coaster is a good gauge for how kids might handle other coasters. This ride really zooms, but the whole trip lasts a cool 42 seconds, so you don’t have time to get too scared.
If you spend the morning in the Fantasyland-Toontown area, almost every attraction is kid-friendly, so ride as many as you can as long as the kids’ stamina holds out and lines aren’t too long. (Caution: Snow White and Pinocchio spook a lot of preschoolers.) Kids this age usually aren’t old enough to drive in the Autotopia in nearby Tomorrowland without an adult, but as long as you’re there to give it the gas, they love to steer.
MIDMORNING: If your children are into meeting the characters, this is a good time to collect some autographs. The characters can always be found in Toontown, and you can meet Aladdin in Adventureland, Pooh in Critter Country and the “princess” characters near the castle. Ariel’s emergence into her grotto, complete with music and mist, is a real wow. The times and locations for character meetings are well-marked on your theme park map.
You might choose instead to meet the characters over a late breakfast or early lunch. Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland Hotel is easily accessible by monorail, takes reservations and serves a buffet. Call 714-956-6755 for details.
AFTERNOON: With kids this age, your best bet is to exit the park and let them take a full-fledged nap. If this isn’t possible,a good afternoon resting place within the park is The Enchanted Tiki Room. It’s a Small World might also do the trick. It’s a ride but boards fast, and even babies enjoy the singing and dancing audio-animatronic children from around the world. Take a lap on the railroad and detrain at Toontown, and you’ll be ideally situated to see an afternoon performance of the latest show in the Fantasyland Theater Stage. Assuming loud noises and a few 3-D special effects don’t scare them, many kids this age love “Honey I Shrunk the Audience.” The afternoon parade is always a safe bet.
Sometimes kids aren’t tired but full of pent-up energy. If you suspect your kids just need to run wild for an hour, take older ones to Tom Sawyer Island, where they can explore the caves, bridges and forts. Younger kids needing more adult supervision will love the interactive areas of Toontown, where they can hop into Goofy’s Bounce House, or get good and wet on Donald’s Boat.
Kids of any age should swing by the new Tarzan’s Climb to Adventure in the site of the former Swiss Family Treehouse.
EVENING: Kids who are ready for bolder rides might enjoy trying an old favorite, like the Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean or even the Haunted Mansion. (My son Jordan used to be terrified by the witch in Snow White, which is allegedly a kiddie ride, but he loved the happy haunts at the mansion. Go figure.) Fantasyland is gorgeous at night, especially outdoor rides like the Mad Tea Party with its Chinese lanterns twinkling overhead.
Be sure to save time for one of the evening shows. Fantasmic is dramatic and powerful, with the Disney villians out to get poor Mickey, so younger kids may be better off watching the evening parade. Just keep a tight grip on the kids when the show is over. The combination of dimmed lights and thronging crowds make this the most likely point of the day to lose your child.
Me and my family are going to Disney World on November 17th-26th. This will be our first time. Is this a good time to go and what are some must sees?
Also what will the weather in Florida be like around that time and what time will the parks be closing?
That’s Thanksgiving week so expect it to be crowded. Weather should be pleasant, your right at the end of hurricane season so you might get some rain.
Try to see everything, its all great. I recommend looking at the Disney website at www.disney.go.com, go to travel and Walt Disney World and see everything they have to offer. Make two lists of what you want to do, the first one is your must do and the second one is things that sound cool but your not going to die if you miss them. You have 9-10 days depending on arrival and departure times so you have lots of time. Look at the park maps on-line and get familiar with where things are located then when you go to the parks head for something on your must do list first. Try to get to the parks at opening and odds are you will be able to do several things before it gets to crowded. If your staying on property use the extra magic hours to hit some of the most popular rides.
Use fast-pass and while your waiting for your fast-pass time do other things on your list. Try to work one area of a park at a time and do everything in that area before you move on. There will be somethings you will have to wait in line for like it or not.
Do a character dining experience also, they are a lot of fun.
Some don’t miss things I like are:
Animal Kingdom, Kilimanjaro Safari’s, Everest, Dinosaur, tough to be a bug and Festival of the lion king. I hear the finding nemo show is great also but I have not seen it.
MGM, Tower of Terror and righ next to it Rockin Roller coaster, GReat movie ride, Star tours is a classic, the indy stunt show is a lot of fun and I have heard the new motorcar stunt show is great also but I have not seen it. Eat lunch at Sci-Fi Drive in.
EPCOT, Spaceship earth should be open again while oyur there, Mission Space, test Track, Soarin, Finding nemo ride, Ellens Energy Adventure is fun and see some of the shows in world showcase.
Magic Kingdom will keep you the busiest, Haunted Mansion just re-opened after a major refurb and some big improvements, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Splash Mountain, Big thunder Mountain, Mickey’s Philharmagic is great, love to ride the train around the park, and buzz lightyear astro blasters is a lot of fun also, see Carousel of progress also.
Indiana Jones Disney world?
I’ve heard people say that Disney world has an Indiana Jones ride…I’ve looked on the map, but Magic Kingdom says that it doesn’t have the ride in their park. Were these people mistaken and talking about the show, or were they talking about the California ride?
Well since its not there, is there a ride any where in the area like at universal that is like it? like underground with cool scenery.
No, Disney World doesn’t have an Indiana Jones ride. Disney’s Hollywood Studios DOES have an Indiana Jones SHOW. It’s called the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and it’s about a half hour long:
The actual Indiana Jones RIDE (Indiana Jones Adventure) is located in Disneyland in California:
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