Four Simple Walt Disney World Pleasures For Kids

Four Simple Walt Disney World Pleasures For Kids by Guest Blogger Erika Tedesco

“I paid all this money to come to Disney World and you want to do what??” If you are a parent… you may have uttered that phrase during a trip to Disney World. We adults tend to focus on our investment and squeaking every opportunity for fun out of our experience. Kids, on the other hand, just want to be kids. Yes, they will enjoy the rides and even the amazing Broadway-style shows, but they also enjoy the simpler opportunities for fun that Disney brings. Below are my top four simple enjoyments (in no particular order) for small children.

Epcot: Coloring the Duffy or Perry on a stick. Seriously kids, we need to stop for a 15-minute coloring break?! In their opinion, we do. My children don’t even care about collecting the stamps around the world, they just want to sit and color for a while.

kidsMagic Kingdom: Dumbo the Flying Elephant. My children’s number one favorite thing to do in all of WDW: wait in “line” for Dumbo. Tip: even when the ride is closed due to rain, etc. ask the cast member at the entrance if you can go in and play. We did this several times and it was a great way to dry off.

Hollywood Studios: Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground. As a parent, this place gives me nightmares. It’s a maze of tunnels, slides and ropes and I always manage to lose my children as they both run in opposite directions. They LOVE it though, so I just try to park myself in a neutral position and keep my eyes and ears open.

kids2Animal Kingdom: The Boneyard. Another nightmare spot for me, but my children love the opportunity for free play. Runner up: Affection Section. It’s a long train ride, but an unexpected opportunity to get hands on with the animals at this lovely petting zoo.

Erika lives in Louisville, KY with her family- husband, Chris, and sons Jackson and Parker.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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