I’ve been there.
I was once a mom of a 4 and a 6 year old and I learned alot about planning a trip to Disney with preschoolers in tow. Now, a few years later, it seems like forever! You would not believe how many moms (and dads) have asked me whether a trip like this is appropriate for a child of that age.
My answer is always, “Absolutely!”. In fact, my daughter was only 6 months old when we took her for the first time. Not only will your child enjoy the experience, but you will be privy to seeing Walt Disney World and all that is a part of it, with your child’s unique perspective. As adults, we can tend to get jaded (although I find that awfully hard when I am there!). A child is able to take things at face value, able to see past the possible crowds and definitely the price of things. (evidenced by the multiple requests in a day for souvenirs) Many of my treasured memories are those that came from seeing and hearing the reactions of my two little ones. They stand on Main Street in awe of the castle-even though they’ve seen it every year since 2008. They get so excited when a character is standing right in front of them. Their jaws drop when the Wishes finale starts. And the best part is that most of the memories come from the simplest, often overlooked things. Watching my son’s excitement as a monorail comes down the track and continues on the track right over his head. My daughter seeing Marie, or “Duchess Marie” from the Aristocats for the first time. And yes, we know her name is really Marie. 🙂 Looking for Hidden Mickeys. Finding little “Mickey head” die cuts that they believe are left by Tinkerbell. Seeing the World through their eyes has enabled me to look for things that I might not normally see. For me, having two young children re-ignited my passion for all things Walt Disney World and hence, the creation of this website.
Sure there are a lot of things to take into consideration when planning a Disney trip, but once you get the hang of it, it will be easy and then all you have to do is worry about having fun!
Here’s a few of MamaMouse’s links to get you started on your way.