Are you wondering what the best age for Magic Kingdom is? The Magic Kingdom is one of the four main parks at Disney World and is most akin to the traditional Disney experience. In my humble opinion each of the found Disney parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot) all have their own pros and cons when it comes to the best age to go. While I don’t personally think there is a worst age to go to the Magic Kingdom I do think that there are certainly ages that will appreciate and enjoy things more than others. In this article we will examine the pros and cons of Magic Kingdom for each different age range to decide definitively what is the best age to go to Magic Kingdom.
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Magic Kingdom with a baby
Is Magic Kingdom with a baby with a good idea? Now the idea of taking any baby to a theme park can be challenging to new parents. But what about the Magic Kingdom specifically?
Now in my opinion the Magic Kingdom might be one of the best theme parks around for babies due to the theming. However can you do many rides at Magic Kingdom with babies?
Out of all of the parks at Disney World there are more rides that babies can go on in this park than in the other Disney World parks. The rides that babies can go on at Magic Kingdom are those that do not have a height restriction.
However I will also add that some of the dark rides may be scary to a baby. For this reason we will only recommend the ones that I gentle and not too scary for little ones in this se ton.
- Pirates of the Caribbean – however the noise and darkness may be scary to some children
- Haunted Mansion – again the theming could scare babies.
It is worth mentioning that if you are traveling to the Magic Kingdom with a baby but you have others in your party who would like to ride some of the bigger rides they will be able to use the ride swap function at the park.
However as any Disney fan will tell you there is SO much more to Disney World than just the rides. At Magic there are some great shows, the parade and of course the character meet and greets and character dining that are all enjoyable with babies.
The shows such as the Enchanted Tiki Room and the Country Bears Jamboree always delight babies and toddlers at Disney World. Also there is a huge range of character meet and greets that you can do with babies. Although babies may not know who each characters are you will get some great photos.
Also it is worth noting that the Magic Kingdom like the other Disney World parks has many facilities for babies which make it easy to change and take baby for a nap etc.
So overall is the Magic Kingdom good with babies? Although I wouldn’t say that Magic Kingdom with a baby isn’t a bad idea I wouldn’t say that this is the best age to go to Magic Kingdom. If this is a once in a lifetime trip or you want to get everything done that Magic Kingdom has on offer, then visiting Magic Kingdom with a baby may not be right for you.
However having said that doing Magic Kingdom with a baby is doable and enjoyable and great to do if this isn’t going to be a once in a lifetime trip.
One of my favorite things about visiting with a baby is that you can travel in off peak times when the kids are still in school and you can start making some amazing Disney memories while at Magic Kingdom.
For those that do decide to go to Magic Kingdom with a baby check out this dedicated post.
Magic Kingdom with a toddler – is this the best age to go to Magic Kingdom
I absolutely love visiting Disney World with a toddler. In fact toddler is one of my favourite ages to go to Disney World. But what about the Magic Kingdom? Is Magic Kingdom good with a toddler?
There are more rides that toddlers can go on at Magic Kingdom as opposed to when you go with a baby. On top of the rides that were listed above toddlers could also go on and enjoy:
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Haunted Mansion
providing they aren’t scared of darkness and the theming. And taller toddlers who meet the height restrictions can also ride:
- Tomorrowland Speedway – 32 inches
- Mickey’s Philharmagic – toddlers are more like to enjoy this instead of babies as they will be able to put on and hopefully keep on the 3D goggles.
For a complete guide to the best Magic Kingdom rides for toddlers check out this post.
But on top of the rides, one of the best things about visiting Magic Kingdom with a toddler is that there are lots of meet and greets that toddlers will enjoy and recognise.
Some of the meet and greets you can do at the Magic Kingdom are:
- Mickey and Minnie Mouse
- Princess (Cinderella and friend and Tiana and Rapunzel)
amongst others. As toddlers will get so much about of the character meet and greets I think it makes it one of the best ages to go to Magic Kingdom.
However the downsides of visiting Epcot with a toddler is that you may still have to work around nap times and packing snacks to take to Disney World. For a full guide on what to pack for Disney World with toddlers check out this post.
Note: if you are thinking about visiting any of the Disney World parks with toddlers check out the below posts:
- Animal Kingdom with toddlers
- Hollywood Studios with toddlers
- Epcot with toddlers
Magic Kingdom with kids (4-10)
Also, as adults you will be able to take advantage of the extra long Magic Kingdom hours i.e. being able to get there for rope drop and stay until the park closes and seeing the fireworks.
If you want the best value for money then adults can really take advantage of the hours and get lots done.