Mom And Son On Run
  • On Feb 6, 2012
    Michael from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have our annual family trip to Disney World planned at the end of May with our son, who will be 5 months old. There are 7 of us including grandma, grandpa and his uncle and aunt. Do you have any advice on how to make the most of HIS first time?

    Hi Michael!

    My wife and I have taken our sons to Walt Disney World at least once a year since they were babies.  A few pointers based on our experience:
    • Slow down and enjoy the experience of visiting with a young child instead of running from attraction to attraction
    • Take your own stroller because your child will be familiar with it
    • Consider staying at a monorail resort or renting a car to allow you to return to your hotel quickly to take a nap, rest, etc
    • Consider a character meal, but don't rush character interactions until you see how your child responds
    • Consider ordering a custom cake for dinner one night
    • Do those things that your child finds most interesting. 
    The most important thing of all is to just have fun!  I hope this helps!  Write back if you have any  more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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