Article from Orlando Sentinel - July 5, 2005
Finding Disney's milder side

The Magic Kingdom is testing a new map that helps guide parents of young children to age-appropriate attractions.

The Magic Kingdom might seem like a maze for some parents, but with a new guide from Walt Disney World, navigating the park could become a little easier.

A new preschool guide, meant to complement the 107-acre park's primary map for visitors, highlights attractions appropriate for children younger than age 6.

"It's great," said Joe Mosier, visiting from Tennessee with 3-year-old twins. "It gives you an idea of what rides they can go on. We can map out what we want to do first."

The guide even tells parents when to eat.

"Earlier meals make it a lot easier on you and your kids," it states, advising parents to "take advantage of less traditional meal times."

The guide offers similar suggestions for Disney's Fastpass service, a parent-swap program for rides, and park etiquette.

But useful as they may be, the guides might be around only for the summer. They're part of an experiment that began in late May.