• On Oct 24, 2018
    Bridget 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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    Hi, We are debating whether to go to Disney this winter or next winter. We have a 5 year old, 3 year old and 7 month old. Is Disney easier with an almost one year old or a two year old? I’m sure there are pros and cons to both. Thank you!

    Hi, there!

     Bridget, I'm so excited to hear you're beginning to plan a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. It's my pleasure to help you decide when to best visit!

     Traveling with little ones to the Walt Disney World Resort is such a magical experience, but that's not to say that it doesn't come with challenges. I've taken my kiddos at all ages and each stage has had its own pros and cons, but I'd say taking a nearly 2-year old is just a little easier overall than taking a nearly 1-year old. Traveling with a 1-year old required some additional gear for us; bottles, formula, bottle brush, bottle soap, baby food, etc. By 2-years old, the only additional things we needed to pack for our babies were diapers and wipes, and we ordered those items from a grocery delivery service so we didn't have to pack them. Our 2-year old babies were also more mobile and more verbal than our 1-year old babies. Now, those skills may seem like more of a con than a pro to some, but we appreciated that our 2-year olds were walking rather than crawling and better able to communicate with us and those around them. Our 2-year old babies also only needed one nap a day, as opposed to two, which gave us a little more flexibility in the theme parks. That all said, you really can't go wrong with when you decide to visit with your kiddos. My husband and I have just loved watching our kids experience the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort, no matter their age. Whether your children are babies or preschoolers, little kids or big kids - your heart is sure to melt when you see the joy on their precious faces, and you will treasure those memories for a lifetime!

     Bridget, I would love to help you plan a magical vacation for your family. If you have any other questions, please let me know!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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