The Disney World parks and resorts all have some really great playgrounds for kids to explore and spend a couple hours in. When it comes to the parks at Disney World though, they are so much fun and well made, that it might be hard to get the kids to leave the playground in order to visit the parks. Each one is themed and fits in with the area where they are located, often making it a great primer for the rest of the park when you have really small children.
If you are looking for a fun place to spend a good time with the kids, where they can run around and explore without any lines, head over to any of these four Disney World playgrounds:
Tom Sawyer Island, Magic Kingdom
This part playground part private island in Walt Disney World gets mixed reviews from adults, but most children seem to love it. It’s devoid of a lot of the bells and whistles that leave most of us marveling at how Disney’s imagineers pulled the ideas out of their hats, but that’s what makes it so great. It really is a place for children to engage in free play and exploration, and it all starts with a ferry boat crossing that is the only way to reach the island. Plan on spending at least an hour getting to, exploring the island at your child’s pace, and then getting back using the old time rafts.
The Boneyard, Animal Kingdom
The Boneyard is probably the most loved playgrounds in Disney, and a definite stop for all parents with young children. If your kids are into dinosaurs and adventure, there really is no right age for this park because they can take a hand at digging up dino bones that are buried in the park. Everything about this playground is interactive and kids really get into the activities that are set up for them to enjoy. The only complaint most parents and families have about this spot is that once most children make their way into The Boneyard, it is impossible to get them to leave.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids Set Adventure, Hollywood Studios
Honey I Shrunk the Kids is a film that the younger generation has probably missed out on, but that doesn’t mean they won’t enjoy this indoor playground that puts them right into the film. Oversized nets, tunnels, ball pits, and slides delight children that need some time to run around and blow off steam. Because of the size and scale of everything it is possible for older children and adults to get in there and have fun too, making it an adventure within itself for anyone that has seen the movie and wondered what it would be like to be the size of an ant.
Space Base at Mission Space, Epcot
Mission Space is one giant interactive astronaut training center where everyone can experience what it is like to journey to outer space. The youngest of the crew has a special playground set up for them to journey through the universe via wormholes and spaceships. This playground is indoors and in the Mission Space area so it makes a great option for families with children spread out over a wide age range- or when you need a reprieve from a hot or stormy day.
Which playground would your kids love to visit?