One of the best things about vacationing at Disney World is that it is built for families to enjoy together. There is a classic story of how Walt came to dream up the idea of a Disneyland. He was sitting on a park bench while his daughters were off enjoying the carousel at a local park. Walt wished that there was a way to enjoy these rides with his daughters and thus began the dream of building Disneyland.
While not every ride at Disney World is free of restrictions, like height requirements, there are lots of great rides that EVERYONE in your family can go on. This is holding true to the original philosophy that Walt Disney had for his theme parks.
Magic Kingdom Rides for Everyone
Do you like to laugh? Then head on the Jungle Cruise! They are full of jokes (Read the Ten Best Jungle Cruise Jokes!) and while not all of them may be considered “good jokes” the crew here will have you entertained as you travel across the rivers of the world!
Pirates of the Caribbean
Yo Ho! Yo Ho! It’s a pirates life for you! Take a boat journey through the adventures of pirates. Be warned there is a tiny drop on this ride but nothing even this chicken can’t handle!
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Peter Pan’s Flight
This Disney attraction is a classic for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to grab some Fastpasses for this one as the line gets long and stays long all day.
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
Dive under the sea with Ariel! Journey though the entire story of the Little Mermaid while on board a clamshell. It’s a great way to cool off when in Fantasyland. The music will have you humming the rest of the day.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Blast off into space and help Buzz defeat the evil emperor Zurg! Compete with the whole family to find out who your galactic hero is!
It’s a Small World
This one is a bit of an ear worm but how often can you say you have sailed on the happiest cruise that ever sailed? This ride is crowned with being an original classic Disneyland attraction! The slow ride will give you a chance to rest and cool off.
Epcot Rides for Everyone
Living With the Land
This is one is my favorite from all the Epcot options. Living with the land is a slow-moving boat ride that focuses on plant life and the cycle of it. In the end you travel through working greenhouses that grows food that Disney serves in its restaurants!
Frozen Ever After
Frozen fans do not skip this! Get ready to hop on a boat and go on an adventure with Anna, Elsa and their friends. The line for this one is often very long read our Useful Tips on how to Ride Frozen Ever After to avoid waiting in a long line!
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The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Mine, mine, mine!! Jump aboard your calm mobile on the hunt for Nemo who has gone missing! If you manage to track down Nemo, I recommend stopping next-door to say hi to Crush. Have your kids prepare questions as Crush will take questions from anyone.
Journey into Imagination with Figment
Figment is a fan favorite. This one is great for the young ones, packed with bright colors and catchy songs.
Grand Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
Say hello to Donald and friends as you journey through the culture of Mexico in this slow-moving boat ride!
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Hollywood Studios Rides for Everyone
Toy Story Mania
This ride will whip you around a bit but any height is allowed here! Challenge your family members and see who has the skills to rank supreme on Toy Story Midway Mania! While this is the only ride that doesn’t have a height requirement at Hollywood Studios that doesn’t mean this parks isn’t good for families with young ones. This park is packed with shows like Frozen Sing Along, Beauty and the Beast and the Little Mermaid.
Animal Kingdom Rides for Everyone
This a great 20 minute attraction that let’s you get up close and personal with the animal of Africa. Kilimanjaro Safaris day or night is a great attraction for the whole family. Be sure to have those cameras ready you never know who you will see or who might just come up and say hi! We recommend taking a second safari ride late in the day if the line isn’t too long.
Na’vi River Journey
This is a slow-moving boat ride through the land of Pandora. It is dark but outside of bugs there isn’t much to be considered scary on this ride. Take in the sounds of Na’vi and relax as you watch all the cool details of this new planet.
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