Should you go to Disney with a toddler? People always want to know if it is worth the money to take a toddler to Disney theme parks. Even you probably found this article because you searched the web for Traveling to Disney with a toddler or Advice for taking a toddler to Disney World.
I have been to Disney theme parks hundreds of times and typically go every 3 weeks. I took both of our kids to Disney theme parks since my daughter was 3 months old. Contrary to popular belief, toddlers are not too young for Disney World. Watching their young faces light up when you walk inside the park and down main street is one of my favorite memories.
The key to a fun filled Disney with a toddler trip is to start slowly and let your toddler set the pace. All toddlers have different tolerances. Some will like rides and characters, and others will scream and cry. Start your Disney vacation with the safe bets; the parades, Mickey and Minnie’s houses, Donald’s Boat and Goofy’s Playhouse because they don’t move. If your toddler begins to squirm outside Minnie’s House when she sees Minnie, just walk right on by and into the house skipping the photo. Sure, it would have been great to have that perfect Disney photo as a souvenir but it wasn’t going to happen anyway. Be careful and remember what you want might not fit your toddler’s Disney theme park tolerance yet.
Most toddlers don’t like Disney’s Peter Pan’s Flight and, for some reason, that is the ride that most parent rush to take their toddler on first. Slowly acclimate your toddler to the Disney attractions and don’t jump right on a moving ride to see if they will like it. Disney theme parks are a new and fantastic world for toddlers and they will already be over stimulated.