EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 7, 2014
    Leslie from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am coming to Disney for my son's 1st birthday. We are all Disney fanatics! We are worried he will be scared by the dark attractions and overwhelmed by the others. Any tips for how to ease him into it and introduce him without scaring him?

    Hello Leslie and thanks for bringing such a great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    I'm so excited to know you'll be celebrating your darling little son's first birthday at Walt Disney World Resort, there isn't anywhere more magical on earth!  
    I honestly don't believe that anyone is either too young or too old to enjoy a visit to Walt Disney World Resort, however it is really difficult to advise parents of babies on how to introduce their children to the more dimly lit sections found in some Disney Attractions because of course every child and their reaction will be so very different.  
    What I can tell you is that when my children were much younger we stayed with very child friendly Attractions like it's a small worldPeter Pan's Flight or Dumbo The Flying Elephant; this gently introduced the magic of Disney and began a lasting love of all Theme Park Attractions.  
    For your further research you might also like to check out the wonderful information found at Planning for Pre-School Children and Little Ones.  
    Have a great Disney day.
    - Jane 
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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