Podcast Episode 25: Walt Disney World for Preschoolers

This week we wanted to talk about the best (and worst!) attractions for the preschool-aged members of your family!  We discuss our picks for all four parks and we even give some hints on things you can do to make traveling with your little ones easier.  Don’t miss it!

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Pirate and Princess Summer- Part 1

Disney’s Pirate and Princess Summer has returned again! And if you all are reading this blog you probably have a Disney addiction like us. So here is some fun Pirate things you can find in the Walt Disney World Resort Parks. Pirates of the Caribbean- this one is pretty obvious but it is a classic inside the Magic Kingdom.

A Pirate’s Adventure –Treasures of the Seven Seas- an interactive game in the Magic Kingdom that is a lot of fun for all ages and gives you a break from being in a queue.

Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial-located near Pirates of the Caribbean this short stage show is sure to delight.

Pirates League- If you are lucky you can walk up but you might want to plan to have an appointment ahead of time if you have your heart set on it. You can find this gem near Pirates of the Caribbean and be made over into a pirate, mermaid and many others. This is also for the whole family if you so choose.

Peter Pan’s Flight- you won’t want to miss this if you are a fan of Captain Hook and Mr. Smee or the rest of the crew!

You can also see Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook and Mr. Smee during the parades, particularly the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Pirates and Pals Firework Voyage-fun for the whole family. This leaves from the Contemporary Resort and will be an additional cost, but you get cool character meets, lots of fun and a great view of Wishes.

Pirate Adventure Cruises- There are 4 to choose from and all are located at various Disney resorts. This is for kids 4-12 only and is an additional cost. They will love the adventure and search for treasure with Disney Cast Members and snacks.

Meet Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates- inside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Animation Courtyard, the youngest pirate crew members can meet a favorite, Jake! Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow- located inside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this

If you want to keep the pirate mood for your entire trip there are Pirate rooms at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

What is your favorite pirate adventure? And don’t forget to look for our Princess adventures article next!

Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine Breakfast at Hollywood and Vine

Quick Facts
Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 
Hours: 8:00-11:20 a.m.
Characters: Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Jake the Pirate, and Handy Manny (characters are always subject to change)
Dining Plan: 1 credit

Hollywood and Vine is a large buffet-style restaurant with an art-deco theme.  If you have a Disney Junior fan, this is THE place to be. Not only do some of the most popular Disney Junior stars visit your tables, there is also singing and dancing to all the Disney Junior songs like the Hotdog Dance and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme song. It truly is a preschooler’s dream come true.

Breakfast Buffet Menu
(items are subject to change)

  • Mickey waffles with toppings
  • Pancakes
  • Egg casserole and/or hash brown casserole
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Frittatas
  • Tater tots
  • Breakfast meats
  • Pastries
  • Fresh fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Sausage gravy and biscuits
  • Cheddar grits

The food here was phenomenal. All of it was fresh and there was a great variety of breakfast foods to try.

Gluten-free options from the buffet: fresh fruit, cheddar grits, Mexican egg casserole, tater tots, sausage. There were not any gluten-free Mickey waffles, but there was plenty here available for those who suffer from a gluten allergy. My favorite two items were the egg casserole and the grits: they were different options and tasted great! I rank this as one of my absolute favorite gluten-free meals at Disney World.

Characters

At this meal the Disney Junior characters participate in the singing and the dancing and they also visit your table. When we visited we met Jake, Handy Manny, Agent Oso and June from Little Einsteins. Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins have replaced Agent Oso and June. The characters here were so much fun and my son had a fantastic time playing with them.

In Conclusion
As long as Anthony is a Disney Junior fan, we will make this character meal a must-do. The food was different and tasty and the characters are just perfect for a toddler. I cannot wait until our next visit when Sofia and Doc McStuffins are there.