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  • On Jan 10, 2010
    Traci from KY Asked

    I want to celebrate my son's 2nd birthday with a trip to Disney, but I'm not sure if he will be old enough to really enjoy it! I've only been once, 21 years ago. So I need HELP- where to stay, when & where to go, dining, EVERYTHING! HELP! Thanks!

    Hi Traci,

    If you are looking for a great family vacation where you and your son can do a lot of things together, then I say go to Walt Disney World.  If you see this vacation as something you would only do once in several years and you want your son to remember it, then he is probably too young. 

    That said, my wife and I have taken our children to Walt Disney World at least once a year since they were babies.  My wife and I wanted to visit and we didn't want to wait for the children to grow up; we also wanted to capture the memories of our babies visiting the theme parks with us and interacting with Disney characters.  Disney makes it very easy to travel with very young children.

    A few pointers based on our experience:  go during a less busy time of the year, such as when older children are in school; slow down and enjoy the experience of visiting with your son instead of running from attraction to attraction; take your own stroller because your son will be familiar with it; consider staying at a monorail resort or renting a car to allow you to return to your hotel quickly to take a nap, rest, etc; consider a character meal, but don't rush character interactions until you see how your son responds; do those things that your son finds most interesting.  The most important thing of all is to just have fun!

    For the second part of your question, several panelists recently answered a question about planning a Walt Disney World trip  here.

    Write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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