- I took my kids to Disney World when they were babies, and the priceless memories were worth it.
- Even if they don’t remember the vacation, our family bonded and experienced the parks together.
- Young children can get a lot out of the multisensory experiences at the theme parks.
As a travel planner at Marvelous Mouse Travels, one of the top comments I get is that people want to wait until their kids get older to take a Disney vacation — but I wholeheartedly disagree.
I cherish the memories from those early trips to the theme parks with my boys, and I think they were totally worth it.
Your kids might not remember the trip, but you and the rest of your family will
Taking young children and even babies to Disney World is more about your experience than theirs.
Seeing the joy and wonder in their eyes when they meet Mickey Mouse, soar with Dumbo, or eat a Mickey bar for the first time is exhilarating. You’ll never forget those moments of pure joy seen through your child’s eyes.
We need vacations to step away from the stress of life, and Disney is great because it caters to children while still allowing adults to have a great time. Pushing a baby in a stroller while enjoying Food and Wine Festival at Epcot isn’t a bad trip.
Plus, in the “Disney bubble,” you don’t have to worry about transportation, food options, or other stressful distractions.
Disney World is also the perfect destination to bond with extended family.
We took many multi-generational trips when my boys were babies, and the memories my parents, my brother and his kids, and my husband and I made are beyond comparison. Stories are often retold at family gatherings.
Young kids can still take in the thrilling sensory experiences and remember the joy the trips brought
Young children still experience Disney magic because it’s such a sensory experience.
Children take in the sights, smells, and thrills, and mine loved the music, colors, movement, and lights throughout the day.
I loved watching my kids marvel at fireworks, experience parades, and meet characters, and they were enjoying every minute of it.
Even when we can’t recall the specifics of an experience, we can remember how it made us feel.
Early Disney experiences have left my kids with joyful childhood memories and fostered meaningful connections within our family.
We never know when we will get another chance to go, so I always recommend taking the trip.