What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Preschoolers?
January 24, 2019
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I’ve been a Walt Disney World annual passholder since before I had children. I’ve done Disney as a kid myself, a high school student, a college student, a newlywed, and then as a parent in all stages. I have nursed infants in every ride and show imaginable. Now, fast forward 13 years in my parenting life, and I have children ranging in age from 5-13. I can tell you all about having a large family at Disney World, and have experience in so many different age groups and what they m might enjoy. I can tell you with authority, every age child enjoys Disney World!
While my youngest isn’t technically in preschool anymore, many of the attractions at Walt Disney World that are designed with this age group in mind still really appeal to her. She loves thrill rides, but she still gets very excited about Sofia the First and Vampirina! I have always recommended to fellow parents that they bring their children to Walt Disney World at any age, including even the really little ones! While they may not remember their first trip, there is no replacing that memory for you as a parent. Watching your little one run on wobbly legs towards Mickey Mouse for the first time is nothing short of miraculous. It’s a really full circle moment as a mom that you don’t want to miss.
If you don’t think of Walt Disney World as a place for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, you’ve got it all wrong! There are over 80 attractions designed just with this crowd in mind, and you can visit this official Walt Disney World page, specifically dedicated for parents of little ones! I recently visited Hollywood Studios with my 5 year old for a very special mommy and me date, and we rediscovered just how much there is for the 5 and under age group at this park!
Have you seen the brand new Disney Junior Dance Party at Hollywood Studios? This high energy show features Doc McStuffins, Vamprina, Mickey Mouse and more! There are bubbles, “snow,” streamers, and lots of singing along and dancing. My daughter even had a chance to press the special button to call Mickey Mouse! What a moment and you can imagine how proud she was of herself. This is the perfect place to let your little ones get out some energy, and just be kids. While this show is designed especially with the preschool age group in mind, I know my 7 and 9 year olds would be just as thrilled to see their favorite Disney Junior characters and dance along with them! This show is an absolute must do for any Disney Junior fan in your life!
What else is new for little ones at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Well, by now, you probably know all about the wonder that is Toy Story Land. But if not, you can read all about my past blog posts on it. All three of the rides in this land have relatively low height requirements, so the smaller crowd can enjoy this land pretty early! My 5 year old absolutely loves Slinky Dog Dash and I love what a smooth ride it is, and the beautiful views of Hollywood Studios. When you are riding, you can also get a sneak peek at Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars land coming to Walt Disney World before long! This Star Wars family can’t wait!
Just recently opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the super fun Pixar Place! From now until September 2019, you can meet and greet with the fabulous Edna Mode, and also get your groove on with Mr. Incredible, Mrs. Incredible, and Frozone. Very close by, you can also meet Mike and Sulley from Monsters, Inc.! In this transformed area of Hollywood Studios, they have the absolute cutest walls and photo opportunities. The lighting and colors in this area make for some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve been able to capture at Walt Disney World! They have lots of photo props and little nooks and crannies for the cutest shots that will live in your memory for years to come.
As I recently shared on Instagram, I attended this Disney media event with my friend Joyce (check out her blog for so much amazing Disney content and more!). As you also know, I have had the honor of being invited to several Disney media events in the past, and have shared all of those here on the blog (Toy Story Land, Disney Sprigs Date Night, After Hours…). Since I wasn’t actually an official blogger guest for this event, I wasn’t really sure how to handle this interesting situation. Read my super long caption from Instagram that I reposted here:
I am overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness. ❤️ I’ve heard others express some less than positive opinions on the people who make up the Disney blogger and influencer community, but I’ve had the exact opposite experience. I have found the most welcoming, genuine, and supportive friends in this community. 🏰 I look for positivity in the world, and I find it. I expect that people will welcome me, and they do. I am kind, and others are kind in return. 🙌🏼 Of course, this isn’t always true, but when those unfortunate moments happen, I let them go as quickly as they came, and look for the next opportunity to be grateful. 😊 . As I’ve mentioned many times, #communityovercompetition is my all-time favorite hashtag. 👌🏼 And no one embodies that more than my friend @joyceduboise 😘 I actually was not invited by Disney to the #disneyjuniordanceparty media event today, but Joyce invited me and Lila as her guests! 🥳 She generously gave us her gift cards, her fast passes, her Disney Junior swag, and made us feel like family. 🥰 She has helped me and encouraged me since the day I met her, and I try to do the same for others as much as possible. ❤️ . I really wasn’t sure how to handle the whole “not being invited but I’m here anyway” situation with my feed and with you, my dear followers. 🤷🏼♀️ But in all things, I really strive to just be honest. So I’m not too proud to tell you that I wasn’t invited today. I have had so many amazing opportunities with Disney social media, and I have faith there will be more. My goal for 2018 was to be invited to a Disney media event, and I accomplished that and more than I could have ever dreamed. 😊 I am aiming for bigger things in 2019, and thank you for your support as I work hard towards those goals. 👊🏼 Today, I am proud of my accomplishments, but even more proud of my corner of the social media world that includes so many kind women and mothers. It’s just so true… real queens fix each other’s crowns. 👸🏼🙌🏼
And to continue the theme of sharing and growing with each other, be sure to check out the amazing Disney content on some of my other blogger friends coverage of the Disney Junior Dance Party event. Click on each of their photos to read more!