Visiting the theme parks with your toddlers in tow can be a magical experience for all – assuming you’ve done your research. Nothing’s worse than waiting in line for a highly anticipated attraction and then finding out the kids are too short to ride it. Rides that are too dark, loud, and scary for the little ones can also put a damper on your day. Yet with proper planning you’ll find the Orlando theme parks are family-friendly and have plenty of toddler-approved rides. To get started, check out our favorite family-friendly places to visit at Universal Orlando Resort.
Islands of Adventure
- Visit Whimsical Characters at Seuss Landing
Kids of all ages can enjoy a spin on the whimsical Caro-Seuss-elTM where traditional ponies are replaced by fanciful Dr. Seuss characters. Next, hop aboard a flying fish at One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue FishTM and glide around fountains as you expertly dodge the water from the fountains. Both of these rides allow riders of any height as long as they have a supervising companion. Be sure to visit If I Ran the Zoo, a play place just for kids that includes slides, tunnels, and a splash pad.
- Time Travel to the Age of Dinosaurs
Learn about these fascinating prehistoric creatures at Jurassic park Discovery CenterTM with trivia games, exhibits, and other interactive features. Your toddler will enjoy another play place just for them at Camp Jurassic where they can explore caves, check out the lava pit chambers, and walk across a suspension bridge.
- Ride the Train to Hogwarts
While your little ones may not be familiar with Harry Potter yet, you surely won’t want to miss this attraction. And what youngster can resist a train ride? If you’ve purchased a two-park ticket, you’ll have access to this magical mode of transportation between the two parks.
Universal Studios FloridaTM
- Let Your Imagination Run Wild
Universal Studios Florida offers some truly fantastic play places for kids. Barney’s Backyard is an indoor woodsy area that features slides, giant wind chimes, and a sand box, all while providing some much needed respite from the sun. At Curious George Goes to TownSM, your kid will love splashing about in the water play area or playing about in the Man with the Yellow Hat’s Ball Factory.
- Watch Universal’s Superstar ParadeTM
Everyone loves a parade, especially kids. Line up along the parade route to see some of your favorite characters in action, including Dora and Diego, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Gru and his minion crew from Despicable Me. The colorful floats, music, and performances will keep the whole family entertained.
- Enjoy Exciting Rides
Brave tots who meet the lower 36” height requirement can try out their first roller coaster at Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse CoasterTM. This short coaster features swoops and hills sure to make young riders shriek with excitement and joy. Another ride for those who meet that height requirement is the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. This immersive ride allows tots to enjoy the Minion’s latest adventure from stationary seats for an experience similar to a 3D movie.
Rosen Inn is just 5 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort, making it the perfect choice for your Orlando vacation. You’ll love the on-site amenities too at the this family-friendly hotel, including a kids eat free breakfast buffet and a mini-market open 24 hours a day, stocked with snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and other last minute items. Book your Orlando family vacation today by calling 407-996-4444.