Walt Disney World has some amazing shows, from great stage shows with live actors to 4-D shows with classic Disney characters. Most of the shows are fantastic for kids, as they are entertaining, non-moving and for the most part, right on their level. Below are our top 10, do not miss, shows for kids at Walt Disney World.
#10: Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage! – Disney’s Hollywood Studios – While not great for all kids, this Playhouse Disney show if fantastic for the preschool kids, where their favorite Playhouse Disney characters come alive right in front of them. This is an interactive show, with dancing and singing.
#9: Muppet Vision 3-D – Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Fantastic 4-D show featuring the Muppets, from Kermit to Miss Piggy. Adults might get a bigger kick out of this show. Don’t miss the pre-show, absolutely classic Muppets.
#8: Voyage of the Little Mermaid – Disney’s Hollywood Studios – This is a live action show recreating the Little Mermaid movie, with actors on stage, along with some animated shots from the movie. Great fun, wonderful music and a great place to cool off on a hot day.
#7: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular – Disney’s Hollywood Studios – This live action stunt show gives kids a look at how movies are made, especially the dangerous stunt involved in making action movies. Featuring Indiana Jones, this 30 minute show is great for kids of all ages, though the young ones may get a bit bored during the scene changes.
#6: Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor – Featuring Mike Wazowski, the audience is involved in a comedy club type setting, where the monsters are attempting to get laughs to power Monstropolis. The great thing about the Laugh Floor is that it is an interactive show with animated characters, the no two shows are alike. Great fun for kids, especially if they are part of the show.
#5: Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show – Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Disney’s newest show, imported from Disneyland Paris, is a look at how stunts are performed in movies, especially those involving cars. This show is loud, fast and involves a lot of explosions and fire, perfect for kids.
#4: Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage – Disney’s Hollywood Studios – A live reproduction of Beauty and the Beast, this is a Broadway style production with great sets and actors. Great fun for kids, especially those fond of Beauty and the Beast. Very limited show times during the day, make sure you plan so you do not miss it.
#3: Mickey’s PhilharMagic – Magic Kingdom - Another 4-D spectacular, staring Donald Duck, with help from Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters. Great 3-D effects and fun gags make this show a must see for kids and adults. I can still smell the Apple Pie.
#2: Legend of the Lion King – Animal Kingdom – A live action show featuring your favorite Lion King characters, as well as singers, dancers and acrobats performing to the Lion King songs. A lot of fun, kids really seem to get into the songs and characters.
#1: Finding Nemo – The Musical – Animal Kingdom – Disney’s newest show is also it’s best. Recreating the Finding Nemo movie on stage would be good, but set to new music makes it even that much better. Live actors portray the Finding Nemo characters, with oversize puppets, this show is very similar to the Lion King that has been on Broadway for years. Do not miss this show!