Best Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Toddlers

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Best Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Toddlers

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite places to explore in Walt Disney World because there is always something new to see! There are so many great rides and attractions for toddlers at Animal Kingdom that will keep them happy and entertained all day long. Here are the Best Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Toddlers:

Animal Kingdom Rides for Toddlers

Na'vi River Journey | Best Attractions in Disney's Animal Kingdom for Toddlers | Everywhere with Ella

Na’vi River Journey

Na’vi River Journey is located in the very popular Pandora area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This ride is great for toddlers because it is extremely smooth, colorful and the overall feel is relaxing. The Na’vi River Journey takes you on a gentle boat ride down the Na’vi River where you experience the beautiful sights and sounds of Pandora. Our favorite part of the ride was seeing the large Shaman at the end!

Kilimajaro Safari | Best Attractions in Disney's Animal Kingdom for Toddlers | Everywhere with Ella

Kilimanjaro Safaris

Kilimanjaro Safaris is a guided safari tour through the African outback. Some of the animals you see during the safari include: antelope, baboon, rhino, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, lion and much more! The animals seemingly roam free so its awesome to see them up close. Kilimanjaro Safaris is a great ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for toddlers because at this age many toddlers are super into animals! Ella was so excited to see the different animals and make their noises as we passed by.

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TriceraTop Spin

TriceraTop Spin is a slow moving spin ride that is basically Animal Kingdom’s version of Dumbo. This ride was designed specifically for little ones and is super exciting for toddlers! My daughter loves TriceraTop Spin because she gets to fly high above DinoLand and she even gets to control how high or low we soar. When she is feeling brave we even make our triceratops move up and down!

Meet and Greets at Animal Kingdom

Donald's Dino Bash | Best Attractions in Disney's Animal Kingdom for Toddlers | Everywhere with Ella

Donald’s Dino Bash

Donald’s Dino Bash is the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Meet and Greets and we are obsessed! Honestly, this might be my new favorite meet and greet in all of Walt Disney World. There are quite a few characters you can meet at Donald’s Dino Bash including Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip n Dale (our favorite) and many more! The characters are available for meet and greets all day long and there is a special dance party for the little ones in the evening. If your toddler loves meeting the characters as much as mine does then I definitely recommend visiting Donald’s Dino Bash!

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Adventurers Outpost Mickey and Minnie | Best Attractions in Disney's Animal Kingdom for Toddlers | Everywhere with Ella
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Minnie and Mickey at Adventurers Outpost

The Adventurers Outpost is one of my favorite places to meet Mickey and Minnie. Not only do I just love seeing this duo in their safari gear, but it is also one of the only places in Disney World where you can meet both Minnie and Mickey together. This character meet and greet is so popular that it actually accepts FastPass+ so if you are interested I definitely recommend reserving them ahead of time.

Russell and Dug at Discovery Island | Best Attractions in Disney's Animal Kingdom for Toddlers | Everywhere with Ella

Russell and Dug at Discovery Island

Discovery Island is the only place in Walt Disney World to meet the cuties from Disney’s popular movie UP! Russell and Dug can be found on Discovery Island throughout the day for a really fun meet and greet. The meet and greet is located directly in front of the Tree of Life, you really can’t miss it!

Animal Kingdom Attractions for Toddlers

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Festival of the Lion King

Animal Kingdom is home to some incredible stage shows that are excellent attractions for toddlers. The Festival of the Lion King is a 30 minute theatrical performance of the Lion King like you’ve never seen before. There are acrobats, fire-knife performers, breathtaking musical numbers and some pretty awesome costumes! This show is a must do attraction for anyone visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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The Boneyard Play Area

The Boneyard is a large open air play area for kids and it’s themed like a dinosaur dig site. This area is super cool because it has so many different things for the kids to enjoy. Ella would have stayed here all day if I let her! She loved climbing up the stairs and going down the slides in the toddler area. We also climbed up to the top of the dig site and ventured over to the large sand pit to dig for dinosaur bones. The Boneyard is definitely worth the stop if you’re visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a toddler.

Finding Nemo The Musical | Best Attractions in Disney's Animal Kingdom for Toddlers | Everywhere with Ella

Finding Nemo: The Musical

This is the cutest stage show ever and definitely our favorite. Finding Nemo The Musical is a 40 minute theatrical performance of the popular Disney movie Finding Nemo. Okay moms, I know 40 minutes sounds a little long for your little one I promise you it’s not! This show is so entertaining and exciting it will capture your toddlers attention from start to finish. The songs are great, the puppets are incredible you really feel like you are in the movie! Finding Nemo: The Musical is one of my top recommending attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Toddlers.

I hope this list of the Best Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Toddlers was helpful for you! If you have any recommendations you would like to add to our list please share them in the comments below. Thanks so much for reading!

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10 Best Fall Activities for Families

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10 Best Fall Activities for Families

Happy fall you guys! It’s finally the best time of the year and we are thrilled.  Between the perfect weather, colorful autumn leaves, and of course all the best holidays – what’s not to love about fall? Fall is a great time of the year to spend with family and there are so many fun fall activities for you and your family to enjoy. Here are some of the best fall activities for families to inspire you this season.

Visit a Sunflower Field

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Sunflowers are in full bloom so take advantage of this fall activity while you still can. Kids love running through the beautiful rows of flowers. Sunflower fields also make an amazing fall family photo spot so be sure to have your camera ready. To find a sunflower field near you click HERE.

Go Apple Picking

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Autumn is the best time of the year to pick your own apples. And with so many delicious autumn recipes including apples it’s no wonder apple-picking is one of the most popular and fun fall activities for families! To find an apple orchard near you click HERE.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

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First of all can we talk about how tiny Ella was in this picture? It’s crazy to think she was this little only a year ago! Visiting the pumpkin patch was our favorite fall activity last year. Ella had so much fun running through the pumpkins and we even got to pick out our own pumpkins for free! To find a pumpkin patch near you click HERE.

Have a Bonfire

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Bonfires are a great way to get outdoors and spend some quality time with your family. So grab some marshmallows, cuddle up by the fire and enjoy this fun fall activity with your family! For the ultimate s’more making kit click HERE.

Family Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes | Fall Activities For Families | Everywhere with Ella

Everyone knows I live for Halloween so I’m all about matching Halloween costumes with Ella. Matching Halloween costumes are an awesome fall activity for families and make Halloween so much more fun (and the photos so much cuter!) Stay tuned for my upcoming mommy and me Halloween costume post later this week.

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving | Fall Activities for Families | Everywhere with Ella

Pumpkin carving is such a fun fall activity to enjoy with the entire family. There are so many different ways to carve your pumpkin. I’ve created an entire collection of the cutest and spookiest pumpkin carving ideas on my Pinterest board click HERE to for inspiration.

Go For a Hayride

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Does anything scream fall more than a hay ride? Hay rides are such a fun and relaxing fall activity for the entire family to enjoy. A lot of times you can get a free hayride when visiting your local pumpkin patch. If you’re feeling extra crazy you can even try a haunted hayride for Halloween!

Visit Your Local Farmers Market

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I am such a support your local farmers market kind of girl but my favorite time to go is definitely during the fall! Farmers Markets are always a fun family activity because there’s so much to do and see. To find a farmers market near you click HERE.

Fall Themed Arts and Crafts

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Fall brings so much beauty and inspiration for arts and crafts. There are so many options for fall themed crafts that your little ones with truly enjoy! I’ve created an entire collection of Arts and Crafts for kids on my Pinterest page. Click HERE for inspiration!

Jump in the Leaves

Jump in the Leaves | Fall Activities For Families | Everywhere with Ella

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make the best memories. There was nothing more fun than jumping in a giant pile of leaves as a kid! Rake some leaves and let your little one play and enjoy this fall activity.

Have any fall activities for families you would like to add to the list? Please share them in the comments below. Thanks so much for reading!

Disney Halloween Costumes for Girls

Disney Halloween Costumes for Girls

Halloween is right around the corner and we are so excited. I’ve always loved celebrating the holidays and now that I’m a mommy I love it even more! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with Ella because of all of the super cute Halloween costumes for girls. Since we are such huge Disney fanatics I am always drawn to Disney themed Halloween costumes for Ella. Here are our favorite Disney Halloween Costumes for Girls to inspire you this Halloween.

Our Favorite Disney Halloween Costumes for Girls

Minnie Mouse


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Princess Ariel The Little Mermaid


Frozen Elsa Disney Toddler Halloween Costume for Girls

Frozen Queen Elsa


Sleeping Beauty Disney Toddler Halloween Costume for Girls

Sleeping Beauty Princess Aurora 


Tinkerbell Disney Toddler Halloween Costume for Girls

Tinkerbell


Belle Disney Toddler Halloween Costume for Girls

Princess Belle


Frozen Anna Disney Toddler Halloween Costume for Girls

Frozen Princess Anna


Princess Jasmine Disney Toddler Halloween Costume for Girls Everywhere with Ella

Princess Jasmine


Moana Disney Toddler Halloween Costume for girls

Moana


Rapunzel Disney Toddler Halloween Costume for Girls

Rapunzel


Cinderella Disney Toddler Halloween Costume for Girls

Cinderella


How adorable are these Disney Halloween costumes for girls? Ella has been sitting next to me pointing at the pictures saying “wow pretty!” as I’ve been writing this.  Seriously, these Disney Halloween costumes are so cute it’s hard to pick just one! I really hope this post has inspired you and I would love to hear what costume you love the most in the comments below. Thanks so much for reading!

Cinderella’s Royal Table Character Dining in Disney World

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Cinderella’s Royal Table

Character Dining in Disney World

Character Dining is a must-do during your Disney vacation, but with so little time and so many restaurants, which character dining restaurant should you choose? Luckily, Ella and I have visited each of these amazing Disney restaurants and reviewed them all so you can spend less time picking a restaurant and more time making magical memories! Here is our Disney World Character Dining Review of Cinderella’s Royal Table:

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Cinderella’s Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table is a “Fairytale Dining Experience” with characters featuring Cinderella and her princess friends. The restaurant is located in the Magic Kingdom inside of Cinderella’s Castle! Cinderella’s Royal Table is a character dining experience you do not want to miss, especially if you are a fan of the Disney Princesses. The price range for Cinderella’s Royal Table is $35-$59.99 for breakfast and lunch or $60+ for dinner. Your meal must be paid in full when making the dining reservation. If you’re using the Disney Dining Plan, Cinderella’s Royal Table uses two table service points per adult. Cinderella’s Royal Table is on high demand so make reservations as soon as you can. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance.


Cinderella's Royal Table Menu | Disney World Character Dining | Everywhere with Ella

What’s on the Menu?

Cinderella’s Royal Table is a fine dining meal serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unlike most of Disney’s character dining restaurants, you order off of a menu at Cinderella’s Royal Table (which I actually really liked!) Each meal includes an Chef’s tasting plate to share and a royal entree of your choice. Some of the most popular items on the breakfast menu include Caramel Apple Stuffed French Toast and Beef Tenderloin and Egg. The lunch and dinner menu are equally delicious featuring Braised Pork Shank, Pan Sheared Chicken and much more.

Visit the full Cinderella’s Royal Table breakfast menu HERE.


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The Character Dining Experience

Cinderella’s Royal Table is the best character dining experience to meet the most popular Disney Princesses.  The princesses featured at Cinderella’s Royal Table are Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and Ariel. The princesses change sometimes but you will always have the opportunity to meet with 5 princesses throughout your meal. Each reservation includes one photo of your party with Cinderella taken by a photo pass photographer in the Royal Banquet Hall. The rest of Cinderella’s princess friends will come directly to your table for a meet and greet while you enjoy your meal. Be sure to have your autograph books and cameras ready because the princesses love to sign autographs and take photos during their visit. Cinderella’s Royal Table character dining experience takes about 90 minutes to complete.


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Our Experience at Cinderella’s Royal Table

This was the first time I’ve ever eaten at Cinderella’s Royal Table and it did not disappoint! I was in awe at how gorgeous and royal the inside of Cinderella’s Castle was. Honestly, half of the fun of eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table is the experience of being inside Cinderella’s Castle.

Cinderella's Royal Table | Disney World Character Dining | Everywhere with Ella

As we entered Cinderella’s Castle, Cinderella was standing inside the Royal Banquet Hall to greet us. We loved that a photo pass photo was included with our meal and it was a really special moment for Ella. She was ecstatic meeting Cinderella for the first time!

Cinderella's Royal Table | Disney World Character Dining | Everywhere with Ella

We joined Cinderella and her friends for breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Our meal began with the most delicious breakfast pastries I’ve ever had! Seriously, they were so good I can’t even explain. We were given a menu and were able to chose one royal entree for our meal. Everything on the menu sounded delicious I had such a hard time choosing! I ended up going with the Caramel Apple Stuffed French Toast and Ella got a Mickey Waffle.

Cinderella's Royal Table | Disney World Character Dining | Everywhere with Ella

The princesses visited us directly at our table while we ate. I really liked that Cinderella’s Royal Table offered an entree rather than buffet because it made it much easier to relax and enjoy the character dining experience. The princesses were all super cute and sweet. Ella loved interacting with each of them and it was a really fun character dining experience!

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Conclusion

Cinderella’s Royal Table is a truly magical character dining experience in Disney World. The menu at Cinderella’s Royal Table is delicious and has a variety of options for everyone. The character experience is amazing and we loved being able to meet 5 characters during our meal! Most importantly, the restaurant is located inside the iconic Cinderella’s Castle and that alone makes it so worth the visit. Thanks for reading!

Check out our reviews of some of the other popular Disney World Character Dining Restaurants here!

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