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  • On Mar 25, 2014
    Melanie from VA Asked

    Last minute changes to my trip originally for Jacksonville, has been moved to Orlando. I have 1 day to do WDW with my 3 year old. Don't want to overload him or me, but what should I definitely do. He's a big 3 year old, 41 inches tall. Thanks!

    Hi Melanie,

    I'm glad to hear you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World for a day! I think many of us moms (and dads!) would agree, Magic Kingdom is a three-year-old's dream come true. At 41" your li'l Mouseketeer can enjoy a wide range of attractions, from Dumbo the Flying Elephant to the exhilarating thrills of Splash Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

    I would suggest heading to a FastPass+ kiosk when you arrive to choose a few headliner attractions to enjoy that day. Fastpass+ allows guests to select a pre-arranged time to visit popular attractions with little to no wait time. It will help cut back on time spent waiting in lines.

    A few of our son's favorites at 3-years-old included: Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tomorrowland Speedway. If your son is adventurous, definitely check out Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, however both do have the height requirement of 40".

    You have a perfect outlook, Melanie, to take it all in and go at your own pace. You won't be able to see and do everything but I feel confident your day will become nothing short of magical.

    Please visit me again with follow up questions.

    Best wishes,
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