Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 3, 2009
    Sarah from KS 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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    Is it too early to bring our 10 month old son to Walt Disney World, or should we wait until he is older?

    Hi, Sarah!  I love this question, because every time someone asks me if their baby is too young to take to Walt Disney World, I look at a photo I have of my youngest daughter at four months old, with an absolute look of wonder on her face as she stares up at Cinderella Castle.  She, of course, does not remember that day, but the photo is one I will cherish my entire life. 

    So, do I think your ten month old son is too young for Walt Disney World?  Absolutely not.  First, he's free, so you aren't losing any money in taking him.  Second, you can use the rider switch option so that you only have to wait in line once if there are rides he is too small to go on and both grown ups want to ride.  But there really are quite a few things he can ride and shows you can take him to that he'll enjoy.

    I absolutely treasure the memories I have of my girls at Walt Disney World.  My middle daughter took her first unassisted steps at EPCOT, the youngest cut her first tooth during a vacation there, and the oldest has a box full of Walt Disney World memories.

    I say it's never too early to take your child to Walt Disney World.  You do it more for you than for him, but my girls always spent their vacations smiling!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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