Top 7 Attractions at Magic Kingdom for Kids

Ready to enjoy a day of fun and thrills at Magic Kingdom? Planning a visit to Walt Disney World’s  Magic Kingdom with your little ones can be both exciting and overwhelming. With 107 acres and over 40 attractions to explore, you might be a little confused about what rides to check out on your visit to the “Happiest Place of Earth.” At Castle and Cruise Adventures we specialize in removing the stress and overwhelm out of family vacation planning and we have some tips that will help to do just that. Check out our top seven attractions for young children at Magic Kingdom.

7.  Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Frontierland)

Height Requirement: 40 inches
This fun roller coaster gets put at the “bottom” of the list primarily due to the height requirement of 40” that may rule out some of the littler guests. This railroad themed ride will have you descending into an abandoned mine shaft aboard a speeding train. As you enter the climb up the dark cursed cavern (can be loud for little ones sensitive to noise), the engine speeds up along the rickety track. You will be dodging exploding dynamite and falling boulders as you swoop around turns, drop into canyons and dart through the mysterious ghost town of Tumbleweed.

6.  Splash Mountain (Frontierland)

Height Requirement: 40 inches
Located right next to Big Thunder Mountain, this attraction also is for the wee bit taller ones. The most important thing to know about this attraction is you will get wet! Splash Mountain is a  water flume ride that has three small dips and the grand finale 5-story drop. This attraction is themed around the old Disney classic “Song of the South.” Along your adventures, you will glide by over 100 adorable Audio-Animatronics geese, frogs, raccoons, possums, bees, alligators, and other down-home critters as they sing classic Disney ditties, including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” and “Ev’rybody’s Got a Laughing Place.” The attraction is on borrowed time though, as Disney announced in June 2020 that the ride will be undergoing a “refresh” which includes a new theme from “Princess and the Frog.” No timeframe has been given for the renovations.

5.  Tomorrowland Speedway (Tomorrowland)

Height Requirement: 32 inches with accompanying adult
Height Requirement: 54 inches to drive solo
Maybe because I “grew up” going to Magic Kingdom, but I feel like being tall enough to drive your own car at  Tomorrowland Speedway is a rite of passage. Every kid needs to do it. At the Tomorrowland Speedway, little race car drivers can take the wheel of a gas-powered car and head off for a scenic drive. Mom and Dad, no need to worry, your little one can’t venture too far off course courtesy of the metal track under the vehicle that prevents cars from veering off path.

4.  Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Fantasyland)

Height Requirement: Any Height
No visit to Magic Kingdom is complete without experiencing Dumbo the Flying Elephant. With no height requirement, anyone in the family can enjoy this ride. Based on the 1941 Disney animated masterpiece Dumbo, this classic attraction lets you hop atop everybody’s favorite circus elephant as he discovers he can fly. If your little ones don’t like heights, know that you can control the altitude of the flight and can remain down low the majority of the ride (at the end everyone is raised up for a brief period).

3.  Peter Pan’s Flight (Fantasyland)

Height Requirement: Any Height
Another Disney classic attraction, Peter Pan’s Flight is suitable (and fun) for everyone. Once on board your very own pirate ship, your family will Embark on a high-flying adventure over iconic scenes made famous in Disney’s animated film. The ride is smooth and well-lit, so not scary for little ones. Don’t miss the interactive queue as you wait in line for your journey to begin.

2. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (Tomorrowland)

Height Requirement: Any Height
The whole family will love this interactive attraction. Board your XP-37 star cruiser and voyage deep into the Gamma Quadrant, where you’ll take aim at the glowing “Z” targets with your infrared laser cannon. Hit the targets and score points. Your vehicle will track each rider’s score for a little friendly family competition.

 1.  Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Fantasyland)

Height Requirement: 38 inches
Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho it’s off to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train we go to award the crown jewel of favorite attraction at Magic Kingdom. Themed around the childhood favorite movie “Snow White” this is one of the smoothest roller coasters you will ride. Each car on the train actually swings as it goes along the curves and turns which helps avoid any jerking motion all the way. At the end of the ride, be sure to look inside the windows of the cottage to see Snow White dancing with the seven dwarfs as the Evil Queen is knocking at the door.

What is your family’s favorite Magic Kingdom attraction? Let us know in the comments below.

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