Disney World

Melissa - posted on 01/01/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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What is a good age to take my daughter to Disney World? She will be three in May and I want to bring her soon. My grandma lives in Florida so I'm sure we will be able to bring her a lot througout her life since we have a free place to stay. But I don't want to take her if she won't be able to go on the rides and have fun.

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My in laws live in FL so we also have a free place to stay. We've been waiting until our son reached 40 inches before taking him. This way he'll be able to take advantage of more rides and attractions. He's 4 now and won't wear out as easily either.

Susan - posted on 01/01/2011

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My aunt and uncle work at Disney World and they said 4 and older is the best age to take a child there. I think their reasoning wasn't based so much on how many rides they could go on, but more on the fact that children younger than that get tired more quickly, probably still take naps, won't walk as long, and that kind of stuff. I'm sure there are plenty of rides for younger children. Most amusement parks have their rides and height requirements on their website so you can plan your trip.

Amy - posted on 01/01/2011

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We took our son when he was 3 1/2 and he had such an awesome time. He was into the characters and there at every park. All his money that he collects in change he's saving up for his return trip back. As far as rides go obviously he can't go on them all but there was enough to keep him busy and having fun!

Keshia - posted on 01/01/2011

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even though she isnt big enough to go on the big rides they do have alot for younger children and shes probably at the age where shes really starting to like disney movies so I say its a good age or maybe another year have you looked at the website Im sure they have alot of info for the age she is

Kimberly - posted on 01/01/2011

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We live in the UK and took my daughter to EuroDisney in Paris when she was 9 months old...she was able to go on a most of the rides in the fantasy land and a fair number of the rides in the other lands...on the rides she couldn't go on they have a system where my husband could go on the ride first and then once he got off I could go on straight after without going through the queue again, so that was a plus. Obviously my daughter wont remember a single thing about our trip, but we're planning on taking her to DisneyWorld when she's about 3 and then probably a few more times through out her life. I think 3 is a good age if it's not going to be her only chance to go!

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Sherri - posted on 01/04/2011

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Amy ask him the same question at 10 yrs old they won't remember a thing.
I took my son at 3 too ONLY because he had 10 & 12 yr old brothers and I got the steal of the century to go and didn't want to punish my older two because they had a little brother. However, 3yr olds have no long term memory. Virtually no adult has memories before the age of 5.

Sharon - posted on 01/03/2011

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UGH - with that said, I waited until my youngest was 7. For certain she'll remember things. She's still into disney princess. My oldest was 15 and he's looking forward to going back. The rides aren't that incredible to a 15 yr old but the experience was EVERYTHING every commercial made it out to be. My kids never heard the word NO during our trip. It was a once in a life time experience.

You have to commit yourself to BEING DISNEY.

Sharon - posted on 01/03/2011

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I remember my trip to Disneyland when i was 4 yrs old. ESPECIALLY with the photographs. I remember doing all the rides and seeing shows and the parade. But through the years my mom would break out the pictures, memorabilia and we'd talk about things we remembered.

I also remember crying because even though I was tall for my age, I wasn't tall enough for most of the rides.

Amy - posted on 01/03/2011

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Sherri, that's not true I think all kids are different. Like I said in my post earlier my son was 3 1/2 and he can tell you the first character that he met, and recounts details about the trip that I've forgotten. I do agree that they need to be able to handle 8 hour stretches, we also bought an umbrella stroller when we got there so my son wouldn't tire so easily from all the walking and then we didn't have to pay to bring it on the plane, it saves on renting them at the park everyday.

Sherri - posted on 01/03/2011

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Honestly not till 9 or 10. She will never remember it. She will be literally overwhelmed and exhausted. If she can not handle 8-10 hr stretches at a time she is not ready.

Michelle - posted on 01/01/2011

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all rides are based on height so I would see if you can find a list of height restrictions for her I know there are quite a few rides for the toddlers so she should have fun and if she is as into princesses as my little one just meeting all the princesses will be something special for her.

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