Disney World is a place for all ages, and we have been going for years! You are getting the opinions from Adam (6 years old), Maya (9 years old), and I am 36 years old on what was our favorite ride or attraction at Magic Kingdom.
Adam’s pick – Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride is a Disney classic located in Fantasyland. I believe that after Cinderella’s Castle, this is second to all Disney landmarks. It is almost always in the Disney commercials and so the younger kids can easily picture themselves flying high on Dumbo. Parents beware. This ride always has a long line. My sister and brother were already in line with their children, so we kind of just joined them. So instead of waiting in line for 45 minutes, we were in line for about 15 minutes. No complaints. There are only 16 elephant flying gondolas that circle around high in the sky for two minutes. Yes, you read right! Two minutes is the length of this ride. So many will ask is it worth the wait? Depends if your kids have seen the commercial. There are other rides throughout the park that are similar, but to the younger crowd it is all about flying high with Dumbo! My suggestion would be to go to this ride first thing in the morning, or in the evening after 7pm when a lot of the younger kids have left the park.
In 2013, there will be an expansion to Fantasyland with the princesses having their own themed attractions. There are plans for Dumbo the Flying Elephant to be increased by size. Fingers crossed that the wait won’t be to terrible in the future!
Maya’s pick – It’s A Small World
Deep down in my heart, I am so elated that Maya picked this as her favorite ride. Our trip to Disney World would not be complete without this ten minute boat ride into a small world in Fantasyland. The song plays through out the ten minutes, and trust me by the end you will be either singing along or screaming. I loved glancing at my 6 year old singing the song. My kids and I love to point out every country and continent represented. It is a happy ride and a reminder that we truly do live in a small world after all.
Hummus Mama – Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
A place to sit down and have a nice laugh. Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor is trying to generate enough laughs to light up Monstropolis. And since it holds 400 people, the wait is never too terrible and includes a pre-show. The “Monster of Ceremonies” is no other than Mike Wazowski. The kids truly believe in the Disney magic that Mike is really talking to them! The jokes are a bit corny, but it is aimed at the kids. This is an interactive show aimed at the whole family. They usually pick a few people on the audience to interact and make fun of at times. One year they picked Maya, and she was so excited! This is a great show for the entire family. I am sure that when the kids are a bit older they will want to bypass this show. But for now, we can enjoy it!