Though geared toward children, many theme park areas look startlingly different from a child's perspective.
Theme parks are filled with exciting sights to take in, but it's easy to forget that the smallest guests have a different vantage point from adults. These pictures offer some striking examples of how theme parks can look drastically different to a child.
1. Safety features get in the way
A beautiful view across the water at Disney's Boardwalk is instantly obstructed by the railings along the water if you're not tall enough to see over them. If you notice your kids standing right up against fencing like this, they're probably not driven by a desire to frighten you with images of them falling in the water. Peering right through the gaps in the railing is the only way to get an unobstructed view of the sights you're marvelling at.
2. Small pleasures become big feats
Grabbing a drink at Epcot's Club Cool is all about tasting the flavors when you're already accustomed to the process of filling a cup. For small hands, the chance to operate a machine with manageable kid-sized cups is irresistable. Finding out they can do it by themselves may turn into an unexpected highlight in the day.
3. Low railings can ruin the show
The railing around the Fountain of Nations at Epcot is right at the eye level of children around the 40-inch height mark. It's difficult to find the perfect viewing spot for features like this that are right in the middle of heavy traffic in and out of the park, but it's worth taking some time to move forward or back, or simply pick your kids up, so stunning sights like this aren't lost.
4. Queues become endless
When all you can see are the legs in front of you, the line ahead looks like it has no end. Since every theme park vacation will involve some down time standing in line, come prepared with something to entertain the kids when they're stuck with a view like this.