Many families feel like they need to wait to take their family’s first Disney World Vacation until their children are old enough to experience AND remember it all. While trips with babies and toddlers will definitely look different and have their own feel comparatively to those with older children and teenagers, they can be just as fun and even more memorable for you if have planned and managed well! Do NOT put off your Disney World Vacation until your children are older. Here is why Young Children and Disney World can make for a great vacation experience!
Young Children and Disney World
Here are some of our top reasons for taking little ones to the magic at an early age!
Children under age 3 are FREE!
Children under the age of three are free. You heard that right! Something at Disney World is free! In all seriousness though, with ticket prices rising every year and the addition of special hard ticket events that you will want to attend, taking the plunge when your children are still small will give you the chance to experience the magic without adding to the bottom line.
Attractions for the Entire Family
While your infant may not remember their first time on It’s A Small World, you certainly will! Babies are actually incredibly easy at Disney World in that they can nap in a stroller and you can put them on your lap or strap them to your chest on rides. The Magic Kingdom alone has over 20 guest experiences for the entire family, regardless of age or height to enjoy together!
Baby Care Centers
Every park has a Baby Center on site where families can go if they need a cool, quiet place to feed, change or relax with their little ones. They are clean, accessible and even sell the essentials in case you run out or an accident takes place.
Complimentary Transportation for Onsite Guests
If you are staying on Disney property you have access to the complimentary transportation to and from the parks, Disney Springs and your resort. It may not seem like a huge thing, but it can in fact be instrumental in allowing your party to go back to the resort midday for a rest and to recharge. It takes the stress of figuring out how you will get everywhere and just allow you to make memories even before you step foot in the parks.
Ability to Plan Ahead
While all Disney vacations need to have some flexibility, the fact that you can plan out dining and fastpass+ reservations far in advance can help you prepare. This is something that is essential when travelling with little ones. If you know your two-year-old needs to nap at 3 in the afternoon, you can book all of your fastpass+ reservations for early in the day, plan for a character breakfast and be back in your hotel room in time. If you know your four-year-old is dying to meet Mickey and Minnie, you don’t have to leave it to chance by getting and grab a fastpass for the character spot at Epcot.
The ability to pre-plan the must-do experiences for your party and the built-in flexibility with My Disney Experience to make changes as needed, will give you the balance your family needs to enjoy your time.
Disney World has the best themed resorts hands down and are an experience to be had apart from the parks. Little ones will enjoy an afternoon or day spent at the resort pool as much as they will on the ride they were looking forward to the most, (trust us). A Disney World vacation does not have to focus on crowds or wait times, which can be consuming and frustrating when corralling small children.Taking advantage of your resort amenities is a must-do regardless of age but especially with younger ones.
Young Children and Disney World go hand in hand, just like Mickey and Minnie!
These are just a few of the reasons why you don’t have to wait to take your first family trip to Disney World. While your experiences will definitely change and grow as your kids get older, start making memories now, you won’t regret it! Remember, you are making memories as parents, too!
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