Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Jun 12, 2023
    Jordan from KY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi!! We are planning to come in October 2023 with a 2.5 & 5 year old! Is 2.5 too young?! Should I push it to 3.5 (money aside). I’m worried about terrible twos making the trip a disaster. Looking at 3 park days and 1 rest day. Thanks!!!

    Hi there, Jordan!  You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney!

    In my opinion, any age is a good age for a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  There truly is something for every age to enjoy from the youngest Mouseketeers to the young at heart.  Every child is different, and you know your child best.  So ultimately you're going to have to decide if this year is the right time for your family to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth.  That being said, I think a Walt Disney World Resort vacation with a 2-year-old is totally doable.

    There's so much for little ones to see and do at Walt Disney World Resort!  Take a look at the list of attractions and filter it for those that may be enjoyed by Guests of any height.  These are the attractions that will be perfect for your entire family, and there are tons of them.  Your little one will love soaring through the air with Dumbo The Flying Elephant or accompanying the rest of the family on a zany cartoon adventure on Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.  The youngest Guests will also enjoy entertainment offerings such as the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade or Finding Nemo: The Big Blue...and Beyond!

    Children under 3 years of age are considered Guests of Mickey and do not require a theme park ticket, so from that standpoint, your youngest is the perfect age for a first visit.  I would recommend booking dining reservations for a buffet or family-style character dining experience such as Chef Mickey's or The Crystal Palace.  At these all-you-care-to-enjoy meals, there's no charge for children under 3, and they are welcome to eat from your plate.

    When visiting Walt Disney World Resort with little ones, it's important to take breaks when needed.  Staying at a nearby Disney Resorts Collection hotel makes it so convenient to have some downtime at the pool or to head back to the room for a nap.  If you need to rest and recharge in the parks, be sure to take advantage of the Baby Care Centers.

    Some of my fellow planDisney panelists recently filmed a series of videos on planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation with little ones.  There is also an episode of the planDisney Podcast devoted to this topic.  I think you'll find these resources extremely helpful as you get ready for your trip.  There's nothing quite like seeing Disney magic through the eyes of your little ones, and I'm so excited for you to experience this!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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