Top NOT Disney Attractions
Hi everyone. It’s Tyler here from TheTravelingToddler.com. So you’ve probably been reading my articles about our recent Disney trip, including my top Disney attractions for toddlers and my Hollywood Studios Review. Today I’m going to tell you about my Top NOT Disney Attractions for Toddlers (https://disneyworld.disney.go.com)
Unfortunately, most of the stage shows are not suitable for toddlers. They are either too long, too scary (fireworks or scary portions), or incomprehensible to toddlers. A notable exception would be the Disney Junior show at Hollywood Studios.
Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse (Magic Kingdom)
A multi-story treehouse with hundreds of steps. Not a good attraction when dealing with a clumsy toddler who is likely to tire at the very top and require carrying all the way down.
International Village (EPCOT)
It might be really cool for adults (my mom loves it) but it’s not that interesting for toddlers. There are not many attractions in this area to keep a child’s attention, and the dining options may be uninviting for toddlers.
Boneyard (Animal Kingdom)
It sounds like a good idea on the surface. Let the kids burn off some steam running around a huge play area. Unfortunately, the Boneyard is huge and has multiple levels, making it a chore to keep track of your kid. It also gets really, really hot.
Any gift shop
There’s a reason that every ride ends in a gift shop. It’s hard not to give into a child throwing a tantrum. While it’s impossible to avoid all the gift shops, set expectations early and often with your toddler.
“Dark” dark rides
Most of the dark rides are fine for kids, but some (like Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean) feature scary scenes or loud noises that can scare young children.
Overall, Disney World is a great place for toddlers. Just be careful to avoid the Top NOT Attractions and you’ll have a great time.
I have more information about Walt Disney World if you’re interested, including a review of my favorite value resort Pop Century.
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Thanks for reading.
Have you visited Disney World? What are your Top and NOT Top attractions? Leave your comments below.