As the mother of a young child, at first I shied away from the 24 hour event, thinking it wasn’t a natural fit, but there are actually a lot of activities during the 24-hour kickoff to the Coolest Summer Ever at Magic Kingdom Park that are perfect for little ones. I don’t know about you, but my little one thinks 5:00am is a perfectly acceptable wake-up time – why not take advantage of that at Walt Disney World. So, next Friday, May 22, when they’re up before the sun, you can bring them to Summer Kick-off party – which starts at 6 a.m. at the Magic Kingdom Train Station with Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf. Throughout the day, there are all kinds of special events that kids will love:
- Disney Channel stars will appear as Grand Marshals for the “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” at 3 p.m.
- Disney Channel Club Chill will open in Tomorrowland at 4 p.m. with DJ Frost leading a dance party with music videos from Disney Channel stars.
In between all of the one-day-only fun, be sure to use the My Disney Experience app to select FastPasses for favorite attractions and character meet & greets. You can also use the app in the park to find things like attraction height requirements and even the nearest restrooms – a must for potty training parents!
If you’re going to stay for the amazing Wishes fireworks show in the evening, be sure to pack snacks and pj’s to keep little ones comfortable. But don’t worry if you forget something, the Baby Care Centers are fully stocked with everything from diapers and training pants to toddler food and sunscreen and are an amazing place to take a quick break and let those tired little legs rest!
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