Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 13, 2010
    Jill from NL 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.

    I am planning a Disney Vacation for my daughters 1st birthday in February 2011. I am wondering what would be better for her; a cruise or a stay at WDW?

    Hi Jill,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  I'm thrilled to hear that you are planning a Disney Vacation for your little one.  I am a firm believer that any age is the perfect age for a a first visit.  Now it is probably safe to say that she will have an awe inspiring visit with either a Disney Parks or Disney Cruise vacation - so really it depends on what you're up for.

    As an avid Walt Disney World fan, It was my choice to have Walt Disney World be my childrens' first Disney Vacation, however one of the major factors in that decision was our ability to travel in the value season when the crowds were very light.  At this age waiting can be extremely difficult, so we went with very low expectations and simply enjoyed the walks, playgrounds and swimming pools.  When they were around two is when the attractions became an imperative part of our family vacations.

    Now that being said, my youngest two have been cruising since they were infants - and I find that a cruise is all the magic of a parks vacation but more relaxed and "easier" for the parents.  I shared my thoughts on why HERE.

    Good luck with your decision, and remember that even if she won't remember the vacation - YOU will, and trust me, those memories and photographs are priceless.

thumbnail image for Karen

Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.