You can have the best time taking your toddler to Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom and your kids can have fun too. The important things to remember are to stay comfortable and to get enough rest. Once your toddler is tired it is time to get a nap so plan to get to the park early and go take a nap in the afternoon before your child gets crabby. A tired child can make everyone unhappy so let your child get a nap since the park can be over stimulating.
For comfort make sure you have the appropriate clothing on for the weather. If it is hot out find shade or air conditioning and if it is cold make sure to have warm cloths on. Hunger can be uncomfortable as well. You can’t bring food into the park so you will have to stop to get a snack once in awhile. A nice breakfast before you go into the park will help you get a good start on the fun.
As you walk in the Main Street U.S.A you will see stores with great stuff for souvenirs but you do not want to haul stuff around with you for the rest of the day so plan to go shopping later as you are leaving the park.
The Walt Disney Railroad is a great ride to go on at the beginning of your visit. It is a 20 minute ride around the Magic Kingdom and you will get to see what there is to do at the park. This is also a good attraction to go on when you get tired. The ride is relaxing and you can get off your feet for awhile.
Tom Sawyer Island is a great place to go if you feel your toddler needs to run around otherwise you can get a good view of it from the shore and you may need that extra energy later for just walking around the park.
Strollers can be a blessing and a pain. They are great for walking from one point to another but they can be hard to get through the crowds. I chose to carry my toddler on my shoulders when they were too tired to walk. I didn’t have to worry about a stroller getting in the way or where to park it when we went to attractions.
Snow Whites Scary Adventure is exactly what it claims to be. It is scary for small children but it is a quick ride so you go through it pretty fast. It’s a Small World After All is a good ride to go on once. You can save it for when the park is really busy because the line never gets too long. Across the street you will find Peter Pan’s Flight. My kids couldn’t get enough of this attraction since it is relaxing, fun and magical for small children.
The Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion are too scary for small children but if you take them on these rides they will still go on them when they get older. You can probably go on them once if you plan on hugging your child through it.
Some of the attractions are too rough for toddlers like Splash Mountain and Space Mountain. These rides even scare me too much to go on. Save these for when they are teenagers.
When you visit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom you don’t need to drop your kid off somewhere so you can go do adult things. Your kids are only going to be small for a very short time so enjoy it. When they get older you can go back to the Magic Kingdom and do all the adult things you missed when the kids were small. For more information on the park you can go to http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/magic-kingdom/attractions/.