• On Dec 19, 2008
    Erika from IL 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.

    We are thinking about taking our four year old son to Disney World this year and I am wondering if this is a good age? or is he too small still for the rides. I am also wondering if anyone know if this pay for 4 and get 3 nights is a really good deal?

    I absolutely would travel to WDW with your four year old child. In fact, I cherish our vacation memories from when my son was 4.

    Now that he's almost 9, our Magic Kingdom morning starts at Space Mountain rather than Dumbo. While we are having a super time watching our son take on new attractions that once frightened him, we are so fortunate to have the memories where Dumbo and Pooh were the big heroes of the day. 

    I'm looking at some pictures and my son's four year old eyes are just beaming as he stares at Mickey. He's enchanted with the monorail. He's riding Dumbo with his Dad. Another pictures shows him being shy with Cinderella. He's giving hugs to Eeyore, high fives to Buzz and Woody and proudly wearing his Mickey Ears.

    It's a great age. My son enjoyed the tamer rides for years before he got brave enough to try more thrill type rides. He's still cautious. You'll need to tailor your touring according to your child's tolerance for motion, dark rides and noises.

    The buy 4 nights, get 3 nights free is a great deal. In fact, I booked it for a family member who will be traveling with us in January.
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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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