Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On May 15, 2009
    Kimberly from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and this will be her first Disney experience. I am debating whether we should see the Fantasmic show or not. I have had a few friends tell me that younger kids might get scared. Thanks!

    Hi Kimberly,

    This is always a tricky question.  Although Fantasmic! is, hands down, my favorite show at Walt Disney World, I skipped it when my boys were that age.  For one, it's rather late, and I often worried about my children being able to stay awake without being overtired, whiny and grouchy - not a fun experience anytime.  Then there is the issue of the show itself - it's all about Mickey's imagination coming to life.  While there are silly characters and beautiful princess, there are also villains - lots of villains.  Many of these characters are larger than life, and it can get quite loud at times.  My children would have been terrified - BUT not all children are. 

    You know your child best, and you are the best person to make that call.  I hate to ruin the surprise for you, but you can get a good idea of what the show is like by going to YouTube and searching for Fantasmic Disney World.  Make sure that if someone has posted a video in 3 parts that you watch the last 2 parts.  The first part alone will not show you anything "scary".

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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