Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 6, 2008
    Clozelle from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How old should a child be to go to Disney? I'm not concerned that he remember the trip. My grandson is 2 years old.

    If having your grandson remember the trip is a concern to you, I'd probably wait until he was seven or eight years old at a minimum. My twins are now eight, going into 4th grade, and they barely remember things that happened in kindergarten. My own personal memories start in earnest in 3rd or 4th grade. But heck, 6 years is a looong time to wait for a trip to Disney World. What about you remembering the trip? That's important too.

    My oldest daughter (now nearly 12) doesn't remember many of our early Disney experiences with her. She doesn't remember how she was nervous about the characters and then ran out of my arms to hug Dopey because she loved him so much. She doesn't remember when Minnie Mouse pulled her out of the crowd to have a special ride on Dumbo with her. She doesn't remember her first trip on Space Mountain. Or the time she buried her dad in the sand at the Grand Floridian. But those memories are priceless to me. And they also set the stage for all the great Disney fun that she does remember.

    Two years old is most definitely not too young to have a fabulous trip to Walt Disney World. You can see an answer I gave another guest about this HERE. I say the best solution is to take your grandson now, so you'll have the memories of this special experience, and then take him again in a few years when the memories will be his own.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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