Are you trying to decide what is a good age for a Disney trip? If you are considering taking a baby or even a toddler to Disney, people have probably told you that you are crazy (and I bet those people have never even been to Disney World themselves). So how young is too young for Disney?
My advice to parents who email me with this question is pretty straightforward. If you are only going to go to Disney World once in your life, don’t go when your oldest children are babies (unless you win the trip or someone else is paying or you have to go for business, etc).
This opinion does not apply to family with both older and younger children, obviously you don’t want the older kids to have to wait on the baby to get older.
If you are going to go to Disney World multiple times, go whenever you feel ready to tackle the World with your baby.
Jacob was 2 years and 2 months on our first trip to Disney World and he had a blast. Yes, we had to stop and change his diaper. Yes, we had to break for naps. But we knew that wasn’t going to be our only trip to Disney World so we didn’t hustle. We took our time, we saw everything our kids would want to see and we sacrificed the things that appealed to us as adults.
On the second trip, he was 3 years and 2 months and it was a completely different experience. He was potty trained and no longer taking naps. He wanted to walk more, ride more and could sit through more shows.
We took our youngest when she was 4 months old. That trip involved me doing a lot more people watching and more baby holding, but it was still a very enjoyable experience.
What age did you take your child for the first time? Would you take them at that age again?
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