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  • On Jan 16, 2020
    George from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My Grand Daughter is 18 months old would see be to young to enjoy Disney? Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you

    Hi George!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You have stopped by with such a great question.

    I’ve heard so many questions over time about what is the “right” age to take children to experience the Walt Disney World Resort. People are often shocked when I say that my children have been visiting since they were infants. They will often say, “but they won’t remember anything.” However, my experience traveling with Little Ones has been so positive that I am going to tell you now, 18 months is a perfect age to visit with your granddaughter!

    The Walt Disney World Resort has taken such care to make sure that there is plenty of fun to be had when traveling with Little Ones. Did you know that there are over 80 attractions and entertainment options the kids of all ages can experience? Children under 2 enter the Theme Parks for free. There are also Baby Care Centers located at each of the 4 Theme Parks. The Baby Care Centers are a great place to change and feed little ones. These centers have full size changing tables, a kitchen area complete with microwaves and high chairs, private feeding rooms, and a sitting area.

    My favorite place to visit with young children is Magic Kingdom Park. Not only is this the theme park that most people envision visiting when planning a trip to Walt Disney World, but I feel that this is the Theme Park that has the most options for young children. Some of my most beloved memories are of watching my children’s eyes light up when they rode “it’s a small world.” We loved to take flight on Peter Pan’s Flight, and it was a rite of passage of sorts as I got to ride with my children for the first time on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel.  I also love to soar at night on Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

    When I saw your question, I knew I had to answer it. This evening I celebrated my daughter’s 8th birthday. As I sit here and reminisce about visiting Magic Kingdom Park for the very first time with my Sophia when she was just 18 months old, the vivid memories that were made from that visit come flooding back to me. You see, you don’t forget the sparkle in their eyes as they dance along to the music as the parade floats pass by. You remember that huge smile on their face the first time they Meet Mickey Mouse. You won’t ever forget her toddling right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. dressed as Tinker Bell. The sound of her giggle will be music to your ears as you twirl her around in front of Cinderella Castle.

    While she may not remember, you know that as your Princess, the apple of your eye, you won’t forget a single detail. Take the trip and make those sweet magical memories. I am certain that you won’t be disappointed.

    Wishing you a lifetime of magic with your sweet granddaughter.

    ~Heather
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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