Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On May 11, 2010
    Katie from MN 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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    My family has been invited to tag along on a trip to WDW the first week of Dec. My son will be almost 14 months, but my husband is convinced there will not be much for him to do and he won't remember anything. Any suggestions to convince him it's worth it?

    Hi, Katie!  The memories made during your December trip to Walt Disney World are not necessarily for your baby boy, but they are certainly for you and your husband!  I have a desk filled with photographic memories of trips we took to Walt Disney World before my babies could talk, walk, or remember much of anything, and I cherish each one of them.

    To start with the convincing, your son is going to be free.  Children under the age of three do not need theme park passes and are not counted towards the number of guests in a hotel room.  They can eat from the buffet restaurants at no extra cost, and are welcome to share your meal at other restaurants (or you can purchase a meal). 

    As for what he can do, my girls are veterans of things like The Haunted Mansion, the Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, It's a Small World, and many of the other Magic Kingdom attractions.  They've been taken on everything I could take them on, barring things with height restrictions.  My oldest would dance her heart out sitting in my lap at the Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and my middle daughter learned to walk at EPCOT,

    On many of the attractions you cannot take your little guy on, you can utilize the child swap option.  You wait in line once, holding the baby.  One adult rides, then on that person's return, you hand off the baby and the second grown up can ride.  If you are traveling with another family with a young child, you can take turns so husband and wife can ride together.

    I wish you luck convincing your husband, and hope you get to make some magical memories with your very special prince!

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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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