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  • On Aug 17, 2013
    Karen from tyne and wear 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 Moms,our grandchildren will be 3& 17 months old next October when we plan to visit but my husband and their dad thinks they are too young to visit WDW and they will not remember anything. We plan to visit every 4 years we live in the UK any advice?

    Hi Karen,

    Just last night at dinner, my almost 21-year-old daughter told our friends that her earliest memory is of her first visit to Magic Kingdom when she was 2 1/2. She also has vivid memories of meeting Mary Poppins at Walt Disney World on her third birthday.

    My younger daughter made her first trip to Magic Kingdom at 10 weeks. We celebrated her first birthday there and have visited Disney many, many times with her and her sister since then.

    So you can see which side of this issue I come down on. :- )

    Lots of people wrestle with finding the perfect time to introduce their children to Disney. In our experience, even the visits our children can't remember are special because we remember the things they did, the looks on their faces, the funny and not-so-funny moments.

    We love the pictures of our younger daughter toddling up to Winnie the Pooh and of Rafiki sitting on the floor to look her in the eye. We have a long list of stories about milestones celebrated at the Walt Disney World parks and resorts throughout their childhoods.

    Going to Disney often with our very young children set a tone for all of our family vacations over the years, not just the visits to Walt Disney World. Our children never remember a time when we didn't make a point of finding things we can all enjoy doing together.

    And, at 15 and 20, they still like going places with us, so it worked!

    Obviously, I don't know your grandchildren, and you and your family are in the best position to know whether the time is right for you. But, as you can see, I believe it's never too early.

    Thanks for letting me stroll down Disney memory lane! I hope my thoughts are helpful. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions or offer more specific advice as you plan your visit.


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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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