Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Feb 27, 2008
    Danette from OH 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.

    I would like to bring my kids to Walt Disney World in May of this year. They are 3 and 2. Are they too young to visit and what types of activities are there for my 2 year old? I am also afraid that my 2 year old will not remember much of the trip.

    I like to tell people that you are never too young or too old to visit Walt Disney World (WDW).

    It’s true. Your 2-year old will likely not remember the trip. Our son, Nicolas, was 2 on his first WDW trip, so we reminisce with pictures and video. I am thankful for that vacation. It’s the only time where the monorail was called “choo choo”. Depending on your child’s ride tolerance, you’ll be able to ride boats and a train, fly with Peter Pan and Dumbo, bounce with Winnie the Pooh, go on a safari, watch parades, enjoy shows and burn off steam at playgrounds. And so much more!

    Looking through my photos, I see my child meeting Mickey Mouse for the first time at Chef Mickey’s. He was too busy meeting new friends to eat dinner. Waking up at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, my son stepped outside on the balcony and said “wow” as he pointed out the “horsees”. We journeyed through Small World with Nicolas teething.  I’ll never have that moment again when he gave Minnie a hug and called her “Ninnie”. The playground in Toontown Fair was worthy of an “oh, wow”.

    It’s the simple moments that only small children delight in that make us slow down. Throwing pennies in to Cinderella’s fountain, getting Tiggerific hugs from a bouncy friend, playing quietly in the sand, stopping in the Magic Kingdom to look at ducks and hugging the bear on the wooden totem pole at the Wilderness Lodge.

    The Tomorrowland Speedway is still a favorite but, my 8-year old doesn’t have the same awe in his eyes. You may do some attractions over and over such as Dumbo but as they grow older you’ll be racing from Space Mountain to Thunder Mountain. Enjoy the slower pace.

    Yes there were challenges. Diaper changes, teething, fear of loud noises, fear of the dark and others.  While you may not be experiencing as many rides, you’ll delight in the moments that parents of older children would do anything to repeat.  Including watching a child fall fast asleep exhausted after a magical day....before the sun goes down.
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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