Best Toddler Rides at Magic Kingdom

Updated 2024

Magic Kingdom is the perfect Walt Disney World park for toddlers and babies.

Any ride without a height requirement at Walt Disney World is available for kids of all ages (and sizes) to enjoy! And Magic Kingdom has plenty of rides without a height requirement that your toddler will love!

See a full list of ALL Rides Without a Height Requirement at Walt Disney World right here.

My two children absolutely had ride favorites when they were toddler age. These are the rides they requested on every park visit!

Let’s take a look at toddler favorite rides at Magic Kingdom.

Best Toddler Rides at Magic Kingdom

It’s a Small World

It’s a Small World is a slow-moving boat ride in Fantasyland.

Both of my children loved It’s a Small World at toddler age. As a parent, I always loved this ride too because it’s longer than most other attractions in Fantasyland, and the air conditioning is glorious on a hot day.

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Dumbo is definitely a toddler favorite! Who doesn’t want to take a ride on a flying elephant with fantastic views of Magic Kingdom and Cinderella Castle?

Another bonus of Dumbo: it features an indoor playground about half-way through the ride queue.

You can either stop and play or continue past the playground directly to the ride. If you choose to stay and play, a cast member will give your party a pager that will alert you when it’s your time to rejoin the queue.

The Dumbo queue play area is a really wonderful spot for toddlers and younger children to get their energy out. It can be difficult for toddlers to spend so much time waiting in lines. Spending a little bit of time in a play area is a great way to break up the time spent in queues.

See a full list of Play Areas at Magic Kingdom right here.

The Dumbo play area has cool air conditioning, offers lots of seating, and is an absolute life saver during the typical Florida summer afternoon storms (just remember to cover your stroller).

Peter Pan’s Flight

Peter Pan’s Flight is absolutely a toddler favorite!

This is a slow-moving ride that features all of your favorite Peter Pan characters and takes you from London to Neverland in a flying pirate ship.

And while Peter Pan’s Flight is technically a slow-moving ride, the actual ride duration is less than two minutes long. Wait times for this ride are always very high, for the majority of the day.

If Peter Pan’s Flight is on your must-do list, I highly recommend prioritizing this ride when making your early Genie+ selections. Otherwise, you can expect to spend an hour (or longer) in the Standby queue.

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel is a fantastic ride for toddlers at Magic Kingdom.

The line is never too long and even if you do have to wait 10-15 minutes, it’s fun for toddlers to watch the ride while they wait. My kids have always enjoyed watching the Carrousel go round while pointing out their favorite horses.

Something I personally love about riding the Carrousel, is that it makes the perfect setting for photos of toddlers and young children. I’ve always snapped pictures of my kids on the Carrousel as they’ve grown, and they’re some of my favorites.

Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid

Journey of the Little Mermaid is another slow-moving, toddler favorite at Magic Kingdom.

This ride takes you under the sea with Ariel and friends in a clamshell.

Journey of the Little Mermaid is a fun and colorful ride featuring familiar music and classic scenes from the movie.

If your toddler is particularly Little Mermaid obsessed, make sure you meet Ariel in her Grotto next door!

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin will be a must for any toddler that’s a Toy Story fan!

This is a slow-moving ride that allows two guests per ride vehicle to play a laser shooting game.

Your toddler will recognize Buzz Lightyear, the Little Green Men, and Evil Emperor Zurg.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

If your toddler is a Pooh bear fan, add The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh to your Magic Kingdom ride list.

This is a slow-moving ride in that takes you through a Winnie the Pooh storybook in a honey pot.

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh also features an in-queue play area. This one is built so that kids can play for a bit while a parent holds the party’s spot in line.

My kids adored this interactive queue and play area as toddlers.

Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party is a teacup spinning ride. It naturally spins slowly while you ride, and you have the option to manually turn the wheel in the teacup to spin faster.

My kids always enjoyed this as toddlers — but they didn’t like to spin, so we would never spin the teacup faster than it’s natural speed.

My daughter was always particularly fond of spotting the Dormouse in the teapot while riding the Mad Tea Party. 🙂

Walt Disney World Railroad

Last but not least on the list of toddler favorite rides at Magic Kingdom is the Walt Disney World Railroad.

What kid doesn’t want to ride on an actual train around the Most Magical Place on Earth?!

A bonus of the Walt Disney World Railroad is that it can help you travel from one side of the park to another while resting your tired legs.

Even as my children have grown, they still love all of these toddler favorite attractions and request to ride them on our Walt Disney World vacations.

Enjoy your Walt Disney World vacation with a toddler!

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