Traveling with a preschooler or toddler is tough enough without constantly getting turned away from rids because your little one is too short. The Orlando theme parks have plenty to offer all ages, but some parks are better than others for little ones. Here’s a list of our favorite three Orlando theme parks for kids under 6.

Meet Sesame Street characters in person at Sea World. Photo courtesy Sesame Place.

  1. The Magic Kingdom: The park that started it all is still the best location to take your preschooler. You’ll find the most to do in Fantasyland, where all of the rides are little-kid friendly. Branch out a bit and head to Tomorrowland for Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin or to Adventureland for the Jungle Cruise. Add in kid-friendly food options, lots of character greeting possibilities, and the happiest place on Earth is an ideal spot for your preschooler.
  2. LEGOLAND: While LEGOLAND is geared towards a slightly older age group there are plenty of things for your preschooler to do. From enjoying the fun LEGO displays to riding kiddie-sized attractions, you can find many things to do with your preschooler at LEGOLAND. Look for kiddie versions of many of the big kids rides in the park and know that you can explore the entire park in a single day.
  3. Sea World: While kids of all ages will love seeing Shamu, dolphins and penguins frolic and play Sea World has particular appeal for preschoolers. Sea World is part of the same company that owns Sesame Place, so you’ll find many of your favorite Sesame Street characters when you visit. Sea World also makes a point to produce special events and parties throughout the year that are little kids friendly.

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