Magic Kingdom Kids Tour

The Magic Kingdom is alive with thrilling distractions for young children, so let them take the lead now and then. Toddlers might want to jump from their strollers and dance along to the barbershop quartet on Main Street. Children who love to explore will have a ball scrambling around Frontierland and hopping a raft to Tom Sawyer's playground.

Stop and Smell the Roses

Head down Main Street, U.S.A., and, if you're lucky, the park's Dapper Dan's Barbershop Quartet will be harmonizing sweet tunes and tossing out one-liners from a small alcove along the street (check the park's Times Guide for performances). Young children are thrilled with the music and colorful costumes of these talented singers.

As you continue on, veer right toward the rose garden for a scenic picture spot where you can snap one of the prettiest shots in the park: the kids by the garden amid Mickey and Minnie topiaries, with Cinderella Castle in the background.

Fantasyland is dead ahead, and after you've soared on Dumbo the Flying Elephant, head straight to Enchanted Tales with Belle, where the kids get to participate. Use one of your coveted Fastpass+ reservations on The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train family coaster. Then try to catch a character performance in front of Cinderella Castle or during one of the daily parades or street parties.

Put the Zip in Your Doo-Dah

With little ones in tow, when it's time for food, fast is best. Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café is a high-energy quick stop with multiple choices for the entire family. Kids can head straight to the dance floor where Audio-Animatronics entertainer Sonny Eclipse keeps the tunes coming. After refueling, board the Walt Disney World Railroad at Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, or Frontierland. While in Frontierland, too-short-to-ride kids can burn energy in the cavelike play area beneath Splash Mountain while parents take turns riding. The short raft trip to Tom Sawyer Island is worth it for kids who like exploring. Not far from the Country Bear Jamboree, sure shots can take aim at Western-style targets in the often-missed Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade—at about $1 per 35 shots, it's a blast for any aspiring sheriff.

Become the Character

Get the makeover of a lifetime ($74.95–$229.95) at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, in Cinderella Castle. Hair, nails, makeup—even a sprinkling of pixie dust—it's all here.

Afterward, be sure to catch a character meet and greet (see Times Guide for schedule) so the little rascals get all the hugs, autographs, photos, and magical memories they deserve.

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