Taking a trip to Disney World is a childhood dream for many kids. Before you take your family on their first Walt Disney World vacation, you’ll want to do a little homework! Don’t worry: it’s all fun and will just enhance your Disney trip. Here’s a list of movies to watch before going to Disney World.
My kids are being raised as Disney kids- which means we watch all the movies, enjoy the Disney Channel, and can’t wait for our next Disney trip.
You can only imagine how excited we are about the new Disney+ streaming service- all Disney all the time? We’re so in.
And yes, we are *those* people that you hear about.
Movies to Watch Before Going to Disney World
But I realize this crazy Disney-loving world isn’t the same for all families. You might need a little help deciphering between a Peter Pan and a Gaston.
It would be totally normal to think your kids might not “get” what the whole Disney World experience is all about!
Especially if they don’t see a lot of movies or read a lot of Disney books just yet.
Don’t fear, parents: I’ve got you covered!
This is the list of movies to watch before going to Disney World. It’s a long one encompassing most attractions you’ll encounter, but don’t feel you need to watch them all.
Choose what is most age-appropriate and of interest for your family. I’ve included Amazon affiliate links with this post, but be sure to check your On Demand options via cable, Netflix, or Hulu as well.
Movies to Watch Before Going to Disney World: The Magic Kingdom
Movies to Watch Before Visiting Epcot
And in 2021 you’ll want to add Guardians of the Galaxy and Mary Poppins to this list!
Movies to Watch Before Going to Disney World: Hollywood Studios
Toy Story– go ahead and watch them all because there’s a whole land devoted to Toy Story now!
Beauty and the Beast
Bonus: Listen to some Aerosmith if your kids are going to ride Rock ‘N Roll Roller coaster!
Movies to Watch Before Visiting Animal Kingdom
This list of movies to watch before going to Disney World should have you in great shape! And I promise you, it will be a fun “homework” for everyone involved.
You can even “cheat” a little and sign up for Disney+ , the new Disney Streaming Service coming on November 12. Most of these shows and movies will be on Disney Plus!
Check out this bonus list: if you decide to hit up Universal Orlando while you’re in the area, I’ve got the 11 key TV shows and movies to watch before your Universal Orlando vacation.
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)