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. The Disney Plus streaming service makes this super easy! ps- if you are heading to Disneyland, you’ll want to go by this list of movies before Disneyland, including the list of Marvel movies to watch before visiting Avengers Campus.
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.
We love 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 to 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
New for 2023:
- Tron (1982)
- Tron Legacy (2010)
The new coaster coming to the Magic Kingdom in 2023 is called the Tron Lightcycle Coaster.
A little background on the story can go a long way in enjoying this new attraction!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Winnie the Pooh Or maybe Christopher Robin!
Movies to Watch Before Visiting Epcot
Movies to Watch Before Going to Disney World: Hollywood Studios
Toy Story– and Lightyear— go ahead and watch them all because there’s a whole land devoted to Toy Story now!
Star Wars– again, I suggest taking in the whole Star Wars movies in order if you need to! Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is open now and it’s a full land devoted to the franchise.
Beauty and the Beast
Disney Channel shows (Vampirina, Doc McStuffins)
Bonus: Listen to some Aerosmith if your kids are going to ride Rock ‘N Roller coaster!
Movies to Watch Before Visiting Animal Kingdom
Avatar 2: The Way of Water (December 2022)
This list of movies to watch before going to Disney World should have you in great shape!
And I promise you, it will be fun “homework” for everyone involved.
Check out this bonus list: if you decide to hit up Universal Orlando while you’re in the area, I’ve got the 12 key TV shows and movies to watch before your Universal Orlando vacation.
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Patty Holliday is the owner and creator of all things No-Guilt Universe. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.
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