• On Jun 27, 2008
    Trisha from IN 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.

    Is 5 years old too young to take your child on their first visit to Disney? Is there enough for her to do and enjoy? She is a pretty active little girl and loves princesses. But she still takes naps as of now, she will be 5 in December 2008.


    We've been taking our sons since they were all infants to WDW, so I certainly think that 5 is not too young.  And if she loves princesses, I can't think of a more perfect place for her!  And yes, there is plenty to do for people of all ages.  In fact, I say there is so much to do that it is impossible to do it all.  

    Our travel strategy has always been to let our kids set the pace; and when they were younger, we usually would take a break in the day for naps and/or a swim.  For this reason, many of our earlier trips we did like to stay at resorts that were convenient to the Magic Kingdom (our favorite is the Wilderness Lodge).  We've also found that traveling with 3 boys that they need breaks to run around, and all of the parks have areas that vary in size were they can do that.  In addition, many of the resorts have playgrounds for them to do that as well.  

    By the way, did you know they do princess makeovers?  Your daughter may love that!  Here is a link.
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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