What Rides Can Your Baby Get on in Walt Disney World?

September has been a rough month for us here in Florida. It was the giant migraine that wouldn’t go away. After stressing over hurricane preparations, difficult decisions, leaving the state and worrying we wouldn’t make it to our destination, being in a hotel that lost power and being in a flood zone, trying to get back home with the fear we wouldn’t be able to make it back home, being thankful everything turned out well but mentally exhausted, having no power at all to do the most basic tasks, Leah getting her first fever from all the travel and the extreme heat, never quite recovering from hurricane cleanup… it’s safe to say we were over September at Casa Smith. October has gotten off to kind of a rough start as well, but we’re hopeful it will become better. After loads of worry, stress, frustration and more tears than I’d like to admit…we needed a pick me up quick.  Of course, what better way to treat the blues than visiting the happiest place onEarth!? We needed smiles and Disney delivered as usual. I knew we had made the right decision in going as soon as we stepped through the gates of Magic Kingdom onto Mainstreet as Leah bopped to the music and excitedly clapped as we strolled toward the castle.  We had so much fun in fact, we went two weekends in a row.  Some of you saw my stories on Instagram from some of the attractions and I received a few questions asking…”what can I ride with my baby?” The fact is, you can ride so much with a little one. Every ride I posted in my stories, Leah rode with us.  I wondered the same before our first visit with Leah. Disney with a baby was a whole new world (a new fantastic point of viewww) to me. So, I went into Disney nerd mode and researched. I looked up each attraction I could possibly think of that would not have a height requirement and I was not disappointed. You can look it up on the Disney website or download MyDisneyExperience and look up an attraction if you’re curious. But,  I figured since I did all the work…I might as well share it with you guys so it’s all in one list for your viewing pleasure! I’m going to break down the list by each park with every single ride/attraction (we can save shows and other entertainment for another day) that is currently open in Walt Disney World without a height requirement. It is up to you of course to deem what an appropriate ride is for your child. The good news is there’s lots of fun to be had for everyone even if you are bringing along a teenie tiny Mouseketeer. Enjoy! (Disney lists rides that go into motion as well as other sights/exhibits all under attractions which is what you have here. Although I would consider some of the 3D experiences a ride-like experience, I have only marked rides that go into motion with an *)

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Magic Kingdom

Although there is lots to do in all the parks with a little one, Magic Kingdom has the most actual rides where the tiniest of babes can board.

  1. Astro Orbiter*
  2. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin*
  3. Casey Jr. Splash’N’Soak Station
  4. County Bear Jamboree
  5. Dumbo the Flying Elephant*
  6. Enchanted Tales with Belle
  7. Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
  8. Haunted Mansion*
  9. Horses
  10. It’s A Small World*
  11. Jungle Cruise*
  12. Liberty Square Riverboat*
  13. Mad Tea Party*
  14. The Magic Carpets of Aladdin*
  15. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh*
  16. Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  17. Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  18. Peter Pan’s Flight*
  19. A Pirate’s Adventure- Treasures of the Seven Seas
  20. Pirates of the Caribbean*
  21. Prince Charming Regal Carousel*
  22. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
  23. Swiss Family Treehouse
  24. Tom Sawyer Island
  25. Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover*
  26. Under the Sea – Journey of The Little Mermaid*
  27. Walt Disney World Railroad*
  28. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress*
  29. Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Epcot

Otherwise known as Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow, the amount of actual rides decreases a lot once you venture out of Magic Kingdom but the list of attractions is still long. One of my favorite parks still has a lot to offer to little explorers.

  1. Advanced Training Lab
  2. The American Adventure
  3. American Heritage Gallery
  4. Bijutsu-kan Gallery
  5. Bruce’s Shark World
  6. The Circle of Life
  7. Coral Reefs
  8. Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  9. Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure
  10. Frozen Ever After*
  11. Gallery of Arts and History
  12. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros*
  13. House of the Whispering Willows
  14. ImageWorks- The “What If” Labs
  15. Impressions de France
  16. Innoventions
  17. Invertebrates at Epcot
  18. Journey into Imagination With Figment*
  19. Kidcot Fun Stops
  20. Living with the Land*
  21. Mexico Folk Art Gallery
  22. O Canada!
  23. Project Tomorrow
  24. Reef fish
  25. Reflections of China
  26. Sea Turtles
  27. SeaBase
  28. The Seas with Nemo and Friends*
  29. Sharks & Stingrays
  30. Spaceship Earth*
  31. Stave Church Gallery
  32. Turtle Talk with Crush

Disney’s Hollywood Studios 

This park is going under major renovations right now so I feel like it has the least to do, even when you aren’t worried about height requirements. The Great Movie Ride has also officially gone bye bye making the list even shorter.  However, it is getting replaced with the first ever Mickey Mouse themed ride which I’m sure will not have a height requirement if it uses the same track. As soon as Toy Story Land opens next year, Hollywood Studios should pick up more momentum. Who else is ready for Star Wars land to open!?

  1. Muppet Vision 3D
  2. Star Wars Launch Bay
  3. Star Wars Photo Ops
  4. Star Wars Path of the Jedi
  5. Toy Story Mania!* (this is the only moving ride currently in the park with no height requirement, yikes!)
  6. Walt Disney Presents

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is another one limited in actual rides that go in motion to little ones but, it makes up with some awesome shows…and the fact that it’s a giant zoo. We have only taken Leah once but plan on returning soon because she loved seeing all the animals and the music throughout the park.

  1. Affection Section (petting zoo)
  2. African Birds
  3. African Elephants
  4. Black Rhinos
  5. The Boneyard
  6. Conservation Station
  7. Dino-Sue
  8. Discovery Island Trails
  9. Flamingos
  10. Fossil Fun Games
  11. Gibbons
  12. Giraffes
  13. Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail
  14. Gorillas
  15. Habitat Habit!
  16. Hippopotamuses
  17. Invertabrates
  18. It’s Tough to be a Bug!
  19. Kilimanjaro Safaris*
  20. Lions
  21. Maharajah Jungle Trek
  22. Migratory Birds
  23. Na’vi River Journey*
  24. The Oasis Exhibits
  25. Okapis
  26. Tamarins
  27. Tigers
  28. TriceraTop Spin*
  29. Vultures
  30. White Rhinos
  31. Wilderness Explorers
  32. Wildlife Express Train*
  33. Zebras

*Rides that go into motion (albeit very slow in some cases!)

So there you have it. Now to plan and figure out where you want to take your kiddos! If you guys are interested, I can break down each of these attractions and which ones are the most worthwhile since there is so much to do in the parks along with so many lines limiting our time do everything. I can also discuss shows worth watching, let me know if you would like that. Until next time!

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