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Best Magic Kingdom Rides for EVERYONE

Magic Kingdom is obviously the most popular of the four Walt Disney World Resort parks...and for good reason! This is the park everyone thinks of when you say Disney AND it has the most family friendly rides! Let's talk about what rides everyone can go on and what rides may exclude certain family members for one reason or another.

The following is a list of 12 rides that do not have a height requirement and the whole family can enjoy together! This doesn't even include the many shows, parades, character meet and greets and more that your whole family can experience together at Disney's Magic Kingdom!

  1. Magic Carpets of Alladin
    This fun ride is one of the first things you encounter when entering Adventureland (past the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse). This fun ride simply goes in circles, while you have the ability to go up and down. No height requirement means grab the little's and climb aboard!
  2. Jungle Cruise
    Across from the Magic Carpets (and down a few steps) you'll find Jungle Cruise. While this is technically a ride for everyone, the jokes are a little cheesey (in the best way) and you may hear a few moans and groans from the kid's.
  3. Pirate of the Caribbean
    While this ride is dark, it's not terribly scary and there is no height requirement...heck there aren't even seatbelts! Enjoy this classic Disney dark ride..and throwing in a little Johnn Depp to your vacation never hurt either ;)
  4. Haunted Mansion
    Skipping through some of the bigger thrill rides in Frontierland, head to Haunted Mansion right before you enter Fantasyland.  Again, not a terribly scary ride but it has been known to frighten a small child or two (most do fine). This slow moving ride ends with a catchy song and a fun interactive element.
  5. Small World
    While parents might groan at this family friendly ride, it's a must do, Disney classic! You WILL have this song stuck in your head for a while but it's fun and cutesy..and air conditioned ;)
  6. Peter Pan's Flight
    This is a classic Disney favorite but just keep in mind the line gets LONG and the ride itself is VERY short.  We recommend doing this ride first thing when the park opens to experience the interactive queue or Fastpass's for later in the day
  7. Prince Charming Regal Carousel
    To me, this ride is the epitome of Fantasyland and depending on the time of day, the wait can be pretty short! Be sure to look out for Cinderella's horse!
  8. Under The Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
    While the newest of the dark rides, this attraction is done in true Disney style..with an amazing themed entrance!! It's quick but it's air conditioned and full of the songs we all know and love!
  9. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
    The Magic Carpets of Aladdin was modeled after this ride but with TWO rides in one to move the line along faster. The coolest part of this ride is the indoor, air conditioned, circus themed play area! If the line is long they'll give you a pager and the kids can play while you rest your feet! You'll be paged when it's your turn to ride!
  10. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 
    My family has never been big into Pooh but even for us this is a cute ride that we do every trip! Take a trip into the world of Winnie the Pooh with a few fun surprises thrown in!
  11. Tomorrowland Transit Authority
    With or without kids this is a must do for us! It's a slow moving "tram" that rides high above Tomorrowland!  It's a fun way to get off your feet for a bit and gives some great views of the castle!
  12. Carousel of Progress
    I might have saved this for last sine it's a favorite of mine and my kids. While it's technically a show, the seats move from scene to scene! It's classic Disney at it's best and it's also air conditioned!!
Other family friendly shows and attractions include:
  • The Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Hall of Presidents
  • Mickey's Philharmagic
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Monster's Inc Laugh Floor
  • Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Countless Character Meet and Greet's
While my family loves EVERY Disney park and really believes there is something for everyone, Magic Kingdom really does offer the most if you are traveling with younger children.

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