Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Apr 7, 2011
    Cathy from MI 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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    What is a good age to take your child for the first time to WDW? I have a one year old and I was planning to take him when he was 2. What do you think?

    I think 2 is a great age to visit WDW! You'll all grow from the experience of traveling to WDW together.

    Does my son remember his first trip at age 2 to WDW? No. Does he enjoy looking at the pictures and watching the videos? Absolutely. He also loves to snuggle and hear stories about what we did on that early visit. He finds it amusing that he called the monorail the "Disney choo choo". As his Mom, I would have been sad to have missed out on watching the "world" through his young, magical eyes. Now we don't ride Dumbo as much as we race to Space Mountain. Those earlier years were precious for our family.

    Magical moments at the age of 2 included dining at Chef Mickey's, visiting characters and riding the monorail. Here are just a few attractions that your child might enjoy:

    Magic Kingdom -

    Peter Pan

    Small World



    Buzz Lightyear

    Tomorrowland Speedway

    Magic Carpets

    Jungle Cruise

    Tom Sawyer's Island

    Parades and fireworks



    Journey into Imagination

    Visiting characters in World Showcase and Future World

    Hollywood Studios-


    Little Mermaid

    Honey I Shrunk the Kids play area

    Toy Story Mania


    Animal Kingdom-

    Triceratop Spin


    Lion King

    Nemo musical

    Camp Minnie Mickey greeting trails



     and so much more!

    Now that my son is battling Darth Vader in the JedI Training Academy and bypassing Dumbo for Space Mountain, I treasure our memories of our earlier trips.

    Best wishes for a wonderful first trip to WDW!

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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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