What Attractions Can My Little One Enjoy?
(Brooklyn, NT USA)
Hi Dad, We're hoping to visit Walt Disney World with a 14 month old. Can you please tell me what rides/attractions in each park a little one can enjoy? Thanks!
Dumbo is a must-do for little ones - Photo by Brett SvensonDad’s Chock Full of Fun Answer
Catherine, unlike a regular amusement park, Disney World does a great job of making sure families can enjoy the parks together. That means adults and kids – even little ones – will have lots to do together.
Let’s start with the obvious – shows. Disney has some amazing shows – from videos like Mickey’s Philharmagic, and interactive digital experiences like Turtle Talk with Crush to live musical performances, stunt shows, and parades. Don’t forget night time displays like fireworks. There’s no height requirement for any of these.
I’d exercise common sense though – just because your child is tall enough for something doesn’t mean they are ready to experience it. If your child is scared/screaming/crying through a show – don’t make him or her sit through it. Sometimes dark lighting or loud sounds can set off little ones.
There are some play areas dedicated to letting little ones let off steam – like at the Dumbo and Winnie the Pooh Attractions in the Magic Kingdom. Kids also usually love meeting characters. There are lots of exhibits at Animal Kingdom and The Seas in Epcot that toddlers love since they can see animals and fish up close.
It's a Small World isn't Dad's favorite, but boy do the kiddos like it! - Photo by WDW Shutterbug
But since you asked about rides, let’s look closely at those – you’ll find that even for babies and toddlers, Disney is chock full of fun! Disney has relatively few attractions with height requirements. Click here for a complete list of attractions suited to any height.
I’ll break this down for you – here’s a list of all the rides your 14 month old can ride – rides with a * are ones I think little ones will like best:
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
*Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Ellen’s Energy Adventure
Gran Fiesta Tour
The Great Movie Ride
*It’s a Small World
Journey Into Imagination with Figment
Liberty Square Riverboat
Living with the Land
Mad Tea Party
*Magic Carpets of Aladdin
*The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Main Street Vehicles
*Peter Pan’s Flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
*Prince Charming Regal Carousel
*The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Space Ship Earth
Swiss Family Treehouse
*Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
Toy Story Mania
*Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid
Even the new Frozen Ever After ride opening in June is rumored to be suitable for any height.
Dad's Bottom Line
Catherine, there will be plenty for your child to do at WDW, and lots of fun for your family to have together. Have a magical time.