Tot Five: Best Playgrounds

The Disney World Resort is probably the biggest playground in the United States. All of the attractions make days fun and nights exciting.

However, when you have a Mousekatot in tow that is spending a lot of time either in a stroller, holding hands and in line contained for most of the day, it is a good idea to take them to a safe place to let them run a little wild.

The imagineers foresaw this need and built several fun and unique playgrounds to accommodate the overactive imagination and abundance of energy that toddlers are blessed with.

Here is our Mousekatot Tot Five best playgrounds in Walt Disney World:

1. The Boneyard at Animal Kingdom Theme ParkĀ 

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This is probably the most expansive and developed playground that WDW has to offer.

Themed like a dinosaur dig, this playground offers a multi-level maze, a place where tots can pretend to excavate fossils, play musical bones set into a hillside, a Jeep to climb and play in, several interactive exhibits and a paradise for parents featuring large fans, shade and music.

This area is open for children 10 and under.

2. Port Orleans-Riverside

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Nestled among the shaded walkways that lazily wind around the Port Orleans Riverside Resort is this relaxing playground for kids.

The two areas, one for tots and ones for bigger kids, makes this a great playground for families that have children of varying ages.

The shade and the quiet atmosphere make this playground one of the best.

3. Animal Kingdom Lodge

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The deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World are known for have amazing amenities. This often includes gourmet dining options, lavish pools with exotic themes and bigger playgrounds.

This is the case with the playground at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Featuring three different play structures complete with slides and corkscrew fire poles, this playground offers a wide variety of options for your little one to run wild.

4. Fort Wilderness

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While Fort Wilderness’ playground is on the smaller side it still offers a lot.

Several slides, monkey bars and bridge will help your Mousekatot get some much needed physical activity with plenty of wide open space to run around.

If you combine the playground with all of the recreational activities like volleyball, basketball, and tennis it will provided an afternoon full of physical fun for the entire family.

5. Coronado Springs Resort

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Second only to the Boneyard at Animal Kingdom when it comes to theming is the playground at Coronado Springs Resort.

Themed like ancient ruins, the playground gives kids the chance to swing, climb and slide just like Indiana Jones.

 

The close proximity to the pool is an added benefit that enables you to make a day of it with your Mousekatot.

What do you look for in a playground? Leave your comments below.

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