Has anyone taken their May 2008 (or any young) toddler to Disney World?
Oh yes we went for 4 days in November, did 3 parks and stayed in a resort. He did awsome! Plan ahead, take extra everything, there is a planning guide and checklist on their website. We made sure we took what foods he liked, snacks and whatnot that didnt need refridgerating, and I even checked out their menus before hand by calling, so I knew where and what he would eat. It was fabulous, we took him with our then 3 year old autistic son and they both had a blast. Tired for sure by day 4 but hung in there all the way! Have fun!
I am glad to read these other posts. We are going in April. Not only will we be taking our 23 month old son, but also 100 high school marching band members. I am looking forward to the trip and know that I will have at least 30 kids who want to watch Joey!
Michelle - posted on 02/27/2010
Each of my kids went to Disneyland at 10 days old, mostly for pictures with Winnie the Pooh but the 2nd one actually went on rides (and won a dream fast pass as we got off of the Winnie the Pooh ride). We live close enough to Disneyland that we have annual passes and go about 2 times a month. The kids love it but we do it on their schedule. The baby care centers are a great place to change diapers, use kid sized potties or nurse a baby. If the kids are fussy or tired we just ride around on the train or Small World or Pirates or Jungle Cruise and that often puts them out for a nap. Make sure to have snacks with you. Have fun.
Cardhia - posted on 02/24/2010
Ashley, thanks for asking this question. I will be taking my May 08 baby to Disney in August and was also worried that he is still to young but it sounds like he will have a blast. Plus, he does know most of the Disney characters so it should be great. Thanks ladies!
Katie - posted on 02/22/2010
I took my son at 7 weeks (family reunion trip) and when I was a nanny for a family with 2 sets of twins, I took all four boys when they were 4 years and the other set 5 months. The best thing about Disney is that there is always something magical happening and you will be able to entertain your toddler very easily. There are actually many rides your toddler can ride too! Where are you staying? Regardles, everyone is really friendly and helpful there. I hope y'all enjoy your trip.
Mary - posted on 02/22/2010
We went in October with my then 16 mo old daughter. There's a fair amount of rides toddlers can go on. Tips from the top of my head - bring your own stroller that reclines so your kid can nap while at the park, read the signs at the beginning of the rides that advise about how appropriate the ride is for little ones (the ones w/ loud noises are scary for toddlers even though they seem innocent enough to you), & start early in the day and go to the rides in the back of the park where there are no lines.
Chelle - posted on 02/22/2010
We took my son to Disneyland when he was 5 months old for their halloween celebration stuff. It was great! We went with my family though so sometimes my parents would watch the babies (3 of them. Mine, my cousin (who is 30 days older than my son and is adopted), and my niece) while we rode roller coasters and things the babies couldn't ride. I was actually surprised at how many rides our son could ride though. It's a lot of fun! And we plan on going again this yr!
Erica - posted on 02/20/2010
My daughter will be 2 may 30th and we just took her to disney over christmas. She has a blast and it was amazing to see her experience it. She didnt really know who the characters were but was still excited to see them. She loved the rides and everything about it. The only issues we ran into were the crowds (which should not be a problem for you) and it was super cold while we were there also so she was stuck in the stroller in a coat and under a blanket. No matter what you will all enjoy every second of it! Have fun...
Burnise - posted on 02/20/2010
You'll have a wonderful times Your child will be able to get on almost all of the rides. My only suggestion is to pack sandwiches, snacks, and drinks to save on the ridiculous mark-ups.
P.S. If you are park hoppin, let Magic Kingdom be your last stop, The Electric Parade is Superb!.
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