• On Oct 27, 2013
    Monica from TX 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.

    Do you think it's worth the money to travel with a 4 (almost 5 month old) to Disney? Our trip is coming up and we are starting to get nervous that it's not going to be worth it...Thanks!

    Hi, Monica!  I think it's a very common concern to many parents making their first trip with their children.  You think it might not be worth it to go if they don't remember things, but you don't want to miss that "sweet spot", when everything is still magical and filled with wonder and fantasy.  

    My kids are Walt Disney World veterans, with my youngest making her first trip at four months old.  Obviously, she doesn't remember a second of it, but the photos I have are ones I will treasure my whole life.  First of all, everything the baby does is free, so the expense is only what you would pay to go as grown ups, but honestly, even though my youngest is now eight years old, I still look through photos from her first trip, where she was staring up at Mickey Mouse or being snuggled by Lilo and Stitch.  I love those baby Disney pictures - and the tiny expressions I captured during parades and shows.  

    You can utilize child swap if the grown ups want to still ride the things with height restrictions, but there are plenty of things you can take the baby on.  I used to take my girls to things like the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and other similar attractions.  Because they were too young to know to be afraid, they never were, and fortunately for me, they didn't develop fear of those attractions.

    I think the memories will remain magical forever - the walks around World Showcase while baby naps in !he stroller, the baby bubbles blown at Minnie, the priceless photos of each magical moment.  I say go, and let it be the first of many you get to share with your new baby!
thumbnail image for Anna

Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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.