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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can learn about topics such as drawing and cooking. They can view videos of stories being read, which may offer some language, listening, and reading practice. Other items involve creative pursuits like music. Some touch on animal conservation, Earth Day, and related ecological subjects. A number of items on the site are just-for-fun viewing options, but some can provide information or skills practice -- and may spark kids' interest in learning about new subjects.
Various items emphasize respecting the environment, learning new skills, and exploring the world.
Products & Purchases
The site navigation includes links to Disney+, an online shop, and promotional pages for movies and Disney parks.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know Disney Magic Moments has videos and activities that the site says were picked to inspire imagination and discovery. While a number are viewing-based, some involve hands-on activities like cooking and making crafts. Kids are asked to enter a birth date when they click on an item, and if they're under 13, they'll be told they're not eligible to view that content. The site has no inappropriate content, although it does have some pages related to Disney+, an online shop, and other Disney park information. A related page on the Disney Parks blog that lists some of the same items may cause some confusion, if people happen to see it. That page seems to feature more Disney-centric content, though, than items from both Disney and external sources and also organizes its content differently.
Is It Any Good?
Disney fans should enjoy the mix of items featured on this site. While Disney Magic Moments involve many kid-friendly viewing options and activities, there are also selections adults may enjoy, such as the virtual theme park ride experiences and recipes. A few offer some educational value. Kids can check out ebooks, for instance, or take a drawing tutorial to learn how to sketch their favorite characters.
The items on the site are generally linked to from other sites -- clicking on the Star Wars paper craft project, for example, will take you to StarWars.com. Kids can scroll through items from left to right by clicking on arrows. But entering a term in the search bar at the top of the page, which returns results from numerous Disney sites, seems to be the only other way to find things. Many of the videos and other items that are currently available are enjoyable, and site is very new -- it was just announced in early April 2020 -- so more structure may be on the way. But the current structure makes the format feel a little thrown together, though -- which is a little surprising, considering it's from Disney. Hopefully, in the coming months, the site will feature a more user-friendly format to facilitate kids finding its content.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.