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  • On Aug 11, 2015
    Karina from USA Asked

    Hello! Baby just turn 1, people say its a waste of money to go to WDW because she is too little. What can we do/where can we take a 1 year old. How many days would be appropiate. Thanks

    Hi Karina,

    My son is 2 1/2 years old and he has visited the Walt Disney World Resort 4 times (soon to be 5) in his short little life. His first trip was when he was 5 1/2 months old and it was probably my favourite visit of all time… so I think the “people” who are telling you it’s a waste of money are totally wrong! My son may not remember his first visit when he gets older, but I have memories I will treasure forever. 

    My first tip would be to check out Planning for Preschool Kids & Little Ones page. There, you’ll find all kinds of tips and tricks for enjoying the Walt Disney World Resort with your little one! Make sure to visit the Baby Care Centers if you need a bit of a break during the day. I love their extra-large changing tables and the rocking chairs (which will be especially useful if you’re still nursing). 

    There's a great post over at the Disney Parks Blog gives you clear information about the height requirements for almost all of the attractions at the Walt Disney World Resort’s Theme Parks. If an attraction says that it can be experienced by Guests of “any height”, then you’ll be able to enjoy it with your little girl. 

    Finally, I would definitely recommend staying in a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel (if you didn’t already intend to do so) and heading back to your Resort for a nice long midday rest for you and for your little one. As for the number of days, it really depends on your family’s budget and how much vacation time you have. I would recommend at least 5 nights, but 7 nights (or more) would be ideal. 

    Have a Magical Day,

    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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