Three of the best playgrounds at Disney World

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Honey I Shrunk the Kids ©The Walt Disney Company

Honey I Shrunk the Kids ©The Walt Disney Company

Disney Vacation Guide: Best Playgrounds at Disney World

Your visit to Disney World can’t be all about amusement park rides and organized fun. Well, it can, but there’s an awful lot of great playground action in these parts you should check out too!

The following are three of our favorite Disney world playgrounds

“Honey I Shrunk the Kids” Movie Set Adventure

One of the best playgrounds in Disney is over in Hollywood Studios, and it’s themed after Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Remember the first time you saw that movie? It was so neat seeing all those little objects turned big; the ants, the cereal and the blades of grass. Well this 11,000-square-foot play area will make you feel like you and your kids have gotten in the way of Szalinkski’s Electromagnetic Shrinking Machine.

Wander through plant-root mazes, try not to get stung by a 40-foot tall bumblebee, watch out for the spraying 52-foot water hose! Big fun happens here.

Tom Sawyer Island

If Mark Twain visited the Magic Kingdom he would likely head straight to Frontierland’s Tom Sawyer Island. For obvious reasons, of course, but who wouldn’t want to visit this picturesque little park? First of all, the only way to get to the island is by raft. It’s true! After your crossing, you’ll be immersed in a storybook land from the 19th century. Explore dense forests. Wander along scenic trails. Brave the swinging bridges, check out the caves or man the frontier fort.

The Boneyard

Kids obsessed with dinosaurs? They will go crazy for The Boneyard where they’re free to run and burn off some energy. With the cushioning of the floor, you won’t be white-knuckled waiting for an injury to happen.

Children can wander through mazes, go down covered slides and climb on all kinds of things. Your archeologist in waiting will love playing in the shaded dig site, excavating fossils from special no-stick sand. While they’re playing, you can sit in front of a nice cooling fan and enjoy a bit of a break in this part of the Animal Kingdom.

We’ll be adding more playgrounds to this Disney Vacation Guide in coming weeks.

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