whats the best age to take a child to disney world!!!!!???

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Helen - posted on 03/24/2009

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my aunt took her little girl when she was 2 and it was a total waste of money (flew from the uk) because after a few hours there each day she was so tired she fell asleep in the buggy - was also terrified of all the characters walking around.

Lesly - posted on 03/24/2009

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i've been told by my sister that 3 years or older is a good age to bring them to disney.  we will be brinigng our twin boys next year when they turn 3.  with my sisters experience we do not plan on bringing them anytime before 3 years..

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Anna - posted on 10/31/2012

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I'm not a mum, but I've been to disney in Florida 6 times at; 6 months, 18 months, 3, 5, 7 and 16. I obviously cant remember going when I was very young but can honestly say that I loved it at all the ages I do remember (3-16) all for different reasons, you never grow out of disney and your never too young for it!! it is an amazing place!!

Jennifer - posted on 03/24/2009

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We took our son at age 2 and we had a blast.  He enjoyed the rides and loved the characters.  We took him back to the hotel mid day for a nap and did well the entire day.

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SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE I WAS 10 WHEN I FIRST WENT AND REMEMBER EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IM 40 NOW !!! I TOOK MY DAUGHTER THE VERY FIRST WHEN SHE WAS 8 AND SHE REMEMBERS MOST OF SO FROM MY EXPERIENCE I WUD SAY ABOUT BETWEEN THE AGES OF  8 AND 10

Melissa - posted on 03/24/2009

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I am still pregnant so I cannot speak as a parent but I can speak from my childhood of going to Disney. I was taken from age 4 and up and have been several times since my Dad is from Florida and we have family there. The first memory I have of going that is NOT from photos and other people telling me about it is the trip we took when I was 10. So I suppose it depends on whether or not you are concerned about the child's ability to participate (which would mean he or she would need to be tall enough to ride some rides) or their ability to recall the trip for themselves--in which I would suggest waiting a bit longer. Personally I say Disney is great and a different experience at different ages. When they are really little it is magical meeting the characters and having breakfast ect. When they get a bit bigger they can ride more rides. When they are even older there are shows ect that will hold a tween/teenage attention better than a small child's. It is also nice to go once in the summer and once in the Christmas season if you can. They do Christmas around the world like no one else. In summer the water park features are fabulous and of course the weather is nice. If you can afford to take your child more than once then do so. If not then wait until they can remember it.

Nikki - posted on 03/22/2009

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We toom our daughter for the first time when she was two and we have been back every year since!! My sons first trip was when he was two as well and they both remember lots. You just have to plan your day according to the childs age.

Tera - posted on 03/22/2009

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i would say around 6 or so that is when i am planning on taking my little guy to DW, Just so that he can remember it and say hey i went there. But it is up to you. Have fun on your trip :)

Rhonda - posted on 03/22/2009

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I would say three.. why because that way they can ride a ride. I live in Florida so took my six month old soon to Animal Kingdom it was nice to have him take pics with the chacters but we ended up walking around all day, because my husband and I could not ride any of the rides with the baby. Well except one. My suggestion if you do come down bring along a bunch of people so you can go on rides and people can take turns watching your daughter that way you get the special memory pics for your family but still get to have fun.

Daphne - posted on 03/22/2009

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3yrs old is a good age-any younger than that you will just have more work on your hands. My son was 3 on his first trip there and he had a blast.

Marie - posted on 03/22/2009

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Def when they are 5 or older..... we took our daughters to Disney Land after she turned 5, and she wasn't all that good company, cause a lot of the rides scared her and you have to plan to be there all day and before 5 its hard to walk all over the park or take a stroller and park it every where you go. And we were suprised cause she was all about going to Disney and into all the characters and everything!

Kendra - posted on 03/22/2009

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Personally me, I don't plan on taking my kids until they are both old enough to remember.  Why? First, so they can ride the rides.  Second, I'm doubting that we'd be able to make another trip there in our lifetime, unless our financial situation ever gets better.  So, probably when they are 6 or 7 before I would take them.  Its all up to you.

Marisol - posted on 03/22/2009

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I think 3 years  old is a good age to visit Disney. I took my daughter when she was three and she did very well.

Tanya - posted on 03/22/2009

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well it depends on if you would like them to remember, or not. I took my daughter when she was 2 1/2 to seaworld and she doesnt remember anything about it. but we have pictures to show her. i wouldnt do it again though, i would wait til they can remember the experience.

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We went a couple of years ago and Evyn was 5 - Eme was 2 almost three. We left the baby at home with grandma...(she was a little over a year). We had a GREAT time. Although my daughter couldn't ride a couple of the rollercoaster type rides because of her height. There was enough to do that it didn't put a hitch in anything...my son would take turns with one of us while the other did something else with our daughter. It was a blast!

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