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  • On Mar 4, 2010
    Allison from CO 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 husband and I really want to take our daughter to Disney when she is about 3 1/2, but everyone keeps telling us she is way too young and to wait until she can truly enjoy and remember it. What do you think?

    Hi Allison,

    I think its a wonderful idea to take a 3 1/2 year old to WDW.  At that age everything at WDW is real.  The look on her face when she enters It's a Small World for the first time will be priceless.  To her, an entire world of toys has come alive and they are singing and playing together.  If she is like my daughter when she was as at that age, a hug from Cinderella will be a dream come true.  When she is a grown woman she might not remember every detail, but you will.  It still brings a tear to my eye when I think of my own daughter running down Main Street USA dressed up like a princess.  Its just magical and something you should experience if you can.

    I will also tell you that my five year remembers everything from when she was 3 1/2.  She remembers stuff I've forgotten.  Your daughter will have her WDW memories for several years.  I also believe strong positive experiences that you have with your family stay with you forever, even if the details don't.

    If you have any further questions about WDW and how to plan a great trip, please let us know.

    All the best - Michelle

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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, New Jersey

I have been fortunate enough to be on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel since 2008.  As a Disney World enthusiast, I can’t imagine a greater opportunity.  My husband, our 6-year-old daughter, and I visit WDW a few times a year. 

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