Make sure the young ones get enough cool down time to catch their breath. If this is their first trip, it will be a bit overwhelming at times. Especially with the larger than life characters. If they don’t want to do something, don’t do it. Makes sure that you do the really tame rides first. What I suggest is this. Head straight for Peter Pan and get Fastpasses, then go across the way and ride It’s A Small World first. It’s very calm, colorful and most of the movement comes from very small child-sized animatronics. And the 3 yr old will “get” the song by the time you are done and may even sing it with you. This will set your tone for the day. Sorry dad, you are going to have to wait for nap time before getting on Space Mountain. After that, you should have time for Dumbo and the Carousel before using your Fastpasses for Peter Pan…their first dark ride. After Peter Pan is done, go get your fastpasses for Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan are the busiest rides in Fantasyland that have Fastpasses, so, it’s always best to use them at those two places. Hit the Teacups while waiting for the Fastpasses. Let the 3 year old do the spinning. Keep it really easy if you spin at all. If your 3 year old is really into it, then you can go to Toon Town after Winnie the Pooh. But, before you head up there, it is time to rehydrate a little bit. Make sure the diaper is dry, etc. Oh yeah…be plentiful with the powder for the kids. It will keep them comfortable. Make sure you have strollers for both. Don’t expect the three year old to be able to handle the walking part. I used a double from Disney up until my 8 year old didn’t fit anymore. By this time, you will know what the 3 year old can handle.
Rides you should be wary of:
Snow White’s Scary Adventures - Some of the images might be disturbing to little ones.
Indy Speedway - This ride is especially bumpy and young children’s heads will bump hard at times.
Stitch - It’s very dark and loud. It’s from Stitch’s bad guy time before becoming the lovable imp.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Dark with the occasional loud noise.
Mickey’s Philharmagic - It might be a little intense. This one you will have to see how they are responding to everything.
Everything else should be fine to ride that doesn’t have a height requirement.
Buzz Lightyear, Tomorrowland Transit Authority, Aladdin’s Flying Carpets, Jungle Cruise, Country Bear Jamboree, Goofy’s Barnstormer, Monster’s Inc. Laugh Factory and Tom Sawyer’s Island should provide fun for the three year old.
This is a good guideline for all of the parks. Keep the rides similar throughout the parks and the three year old will really enjoy themselves.