Toontown Fair in Disney’s Magic Kingdom is the place with the largest abundance of the most popular Disney characters.
If you have kids under the age of nine in your party, and they love meeting the Disney characters, you may want to head for this part of the Magic Kingdom straight after Fantasyland.
Mickey’s Country House and Judges Tent
You will find lots of Disney memorabilia and magic as you wander through Mickey’s whimsical little country house, and his garden, with prize winning veg. Then onto the Judge’s Tent to meet Mickey.
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Our Opinion: Lines can get quite long to meet Mickey, but if children are desperate to get his autograph, this may be a must do. We try to hit the Magic Kingdom on an extra Magic Hours morning, then we schedule the latest possible seating at Chef Mickey’s in Disney World’s Contemporary Resort (usually about 11.15), so kids can meet Mickey there instead.
This saves waiting in line, and we’re usually ready for a break anyway. Do bear in mind that some toddlers can be absolutely terrified of the characters close up, because they are so huge. My little one used to get all excited and wave at them from a distance, but as soon as they got close she howled. Do be prepared for this if you have toddlers with you.
Minnie’s Country House
This one also showcases some great Disney memorabilia, but there is no Minnie photo opportunity here.
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Our opinion: The house is fun to look round though and young kids will love exploring, and playing with some of Minnie’s kitchen appliances.
Toontown Hall of Fame
This is the place where you will be able to really experience the Disney Magic by meeting and greeting the most Disney characters, all in one area. Characters vary, depending on when you visit, but you’ll find most of the best loved characters here, such as Snow White, Pooh and friends, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto.
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Our opinion – Lines can get long here. A visit may be unavoidable with young children. But, if your kids do have a character they really want to meet, we always recommend trying to squeeze in a character meal or two.
The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacres Farm
A zippy little roller coaster, special designed for little ones, which twists and turns and zips right through goofy’s barn. This is Disney World’s pint sized version of a rollercoaster.
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Our Opinion: If you have young children with you, who would enjoy a mini roller coaster, try to do this early. Lines build up, so if you’re not with young kids, you might want to skip it. Aside from anything else, the seats really were designed for young kids, and taller adults may get a sore back from riding.
An interactive playground in the shape of a boat.
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Our Opinion: If you have small children with you, and it’s a hot day, this is a good place to take them to cool off – it’s a cool place to play and has more over those interactive water squirters.