Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 18, 2012
    Rinoula from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi- I would like to visit Disney World in May 2013 when our twins turn 1. I am having a hard time convincing my husband that this is a great idea! Any tips to convince him this is feasible with 1 year old twins?

    Hi Rinoula,

    As a mother who has been taking my children to Walt Disney World since they were infants, I can tell you that it is feasible.  In fact, a Walt Disney World vacation with one year olds can be truly magical.  The best part? Children under the age of 3 can get in to the parks FREE.  They can also share meals with you at WDW restaurants.  That means if you choose to eat at a restaurant where the food is served family style or buffet style, you'll only have to pay for you and your husband.  That can be a huge savings!

    The key to a successful vacation with small children is to take things slow.  Don't try to spend a whole day in the parks.  It's best to stay on property so that you can go home for naps and keep their schedules as close to normal as possible.  Most young children are early risers.  Take advantage of the morning Extra Magic Hours.  Get to the park early, spend a few hours and then go back to your resort for a nap.  Return to the parks in the late afternoon/early evening.  It's a lot of fun, and even though they may not remember it, the photos you get will be priceless!

      If you make the decision to start planning this vacation, be sure to ask lots of questions. The Moms on the Panel have tons of great advice for traveling with little ones.

    Hope this helps.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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