Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Feb 28, 2012
    Brooke from NC 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 is planning a trip to disney world in the fall and are trying to determine if we should take our youngest child. My daughter will be 4 when we go and I know she'll love it, but my son will only be 1 1/2. Is he going to be able to ride anything?

    Hi Brooke!  Some of my fondest memories with my own children were when they were one year old or even younger. The first time my daughter let out a real belly laugh was when she was 10 months old in the middle of the Tiki Bird attraction! She had smiled up to that point but had never laughed and it is a moment I will never forget! She is now 31!

    So my answer is completely YES. If you can handle the daily chores of an infant with the feeding and changing and all of that then I would never leave a child home. No they won't remember the experience but you will and like I said I wouldn't give up that memory of my own child for anything in the world.

    As far as attractions go you can simply carry him in your arms on most except the roller coasters and those that move up in air etc.  When mine fell asleep I simply pulled them out of strollers and carried them into the ride cars or seats. They never woke up and we never missed a beat. I think that is why they were great travelers throughout their growing years. If they needed sleep they fell asleep wherever they were and adjusted to all kinds of outside stimuli.

    You know your children best to make the final decision but think hard about leaving one at can work with both being there with you!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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