Top Ten Family Disney World Attractions for Kids Under 5
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Top Ten Family Disney World Attractions for Kids Under 5


The Top Ten Attractions at Walt Disney World for Kids Under 5 is focused on activities that you are able to enjoy as a family.


These are the Top Ten Attractions for Kids Under 5 at Walt Disney World!

Number 10 -Monorail

Monorail at EPCOT – Copyright How To MCO

I can still remember what a thrill the monorail was when my parents would bring me as a kid. The monorail enchants it’s younger guests as you zip through the sky traveling through hotels and even high above Epcot! Don’t forget to pick up your very own monorail drivers license from a cast member.

Number 9 – It’s A Small World

Nighttime view of the gold fantastical entrance to "it's a small world"
it’s a small world – Copyright Disney

While the song may drive parents crazy with it’s catchy tune and repetitiveness it has long been a must-do for kids. The Sherman Brother’s song will leave your little ones humming the tune for the rest of the day.


Number 8 – Frozen Ever After

An artist’s rendition of the attraction Frozen Ever After at Epcot
Frozen Ever After – Copyright Disney

Are your kids constantly tell you to just let it go? Do they constantly ask you if you would like to build a snowman? Then look no further than this recent addition to Epcot’s Norway pavilion. This enchanting slow moving boat ride will captivate Frozen fans both young and old. The characters look like they walked straight out their fairytale and into your vacation. It will have your young ones asking to go on it again and again.

Number 7 – Disney Junior Live Onstage

The elevated stage above floor seating area at the Disney Junior Live on Stage! show
Disney Junior – Live on Stage! Copyright Disney

If your young ones enjoy watching Disney Junior at home then this is a Disney must do! Disney Junior Live on stage brings your children’s favorite shows to life before their eyes. Join Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Mickey and Minnie as they sing, dance and retell their favorite stories.

Number 6 – Seas with Nemo and Friends

An underwater scene from Disney•Pixar’s 'Finding Nemo' with rusting human items and Bruce the shark
The seas with Nemo and Friends – Copyright Disney

When Finding Nemo came out on DVD I swear I had to watch that movie with the kids I watched at least once a day for 6 months. Just like your young ones love to watch Find Nemo on repeat they will want to ride this one on repeat too! The Seas allow you to take a dive below the surface and swim along with Marlin’s friends in order to find out where Nemo wandered off to this time!

Number 5 – Triceratops Spin

The entrance and sign to TriceraTop Spin, a carnival-inspired attraction in DinoLand U.S.A.
TriceraTop Spin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Copyright Disney

The bright colors of this section of the park are enough to delight any small child. Throwing in spinning and soaring high above the park it becomes a ride every child will delight in.

Number 4 – Magic Kingdom Railroad

Angled view of a red steam engine with the name 'Roger E. Broggie' painted on it
Train Ride at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World – Copyright Disney

There is something so nostalgic about riding the train around the Magic Kingdom. This 20-minute attraction will bring you 1.5 miles around the entire Magic Kingdom park. There are some hidden treasures tucked at the edges of the park that your kids will be delighted to discover. Additionally, The Walt Disney Railroad is a perfect way to relax, catch a few z’s so you are ready to hit all the rest of the fun Mickey has to offer.

Number 3 – Barnstormer

A junior rollercoaster speeds past a billboard for The Barnstormer featuring the Great Goofini
The Barnstormer – Copyright Disney

My first ever roller coaster! The Barnstormer is the perfect way to expose your young ones to the thrill rides. This gentle coaster will take you on a goofy ride, quite literally through a barn!

Number 2 – Prince Charming’s Carousel 

A dad holds his young daughter while riding a horse on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel – Copyright Disney

I have countless pictures of me as a baby on this attraction. Carousels are the quintessential ride for a child under the age of 5 so be sure to take your young ones on it next time you visit Magic Kingdom.

Number 1 – Dumbo: The Flying Elephant

Parents and kids ride in 2 Dumbo gondolas at Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Magic Kingdom park
Dumbo – Copyright Disney

This classic attraction has to hold our number one spot. Dumbo has managed to go down in history, he is on display at the Nation Museum of American History. Dumbo has managed to remain a timeless attraction still remaining popular after first opening over 60 years ago at Disneyland in Anaheim California.

So that’s our list. Thoughts? Comments? Did we miss any? Share them in the comments!


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Dustin's a former Walt Disney World and Disney Store Canada Cast Member. Since leaving the company in 2011, he's graduated from the College of Disney Knowledge and now enjoys sharing tips and tricks with friends, family and now all of our guests at How To MCO.

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