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  • On Feb 20, 2013
    Abhishek Asked

    Hi Mona Leigh, We want to know if it is a good idea to visit Disney in Orlando with a 20 month old toddler. Will our son be too young to enjoy? Which of the parks is recommended for someone his age? Thanks -

    Hi Abhishek,

    I absolutely think that a 20-month-old toddler can have a wonderful time at the parks. We took our daughter many times when she was a baby and a toddler. I think that the most important thing is to remember that your son is still a toddler when he's at Walt Disney World. If he's accustomed to an afternoon nap, try to find that time to let him rest. If there is a certain stuffed animal that he needs to have with him, let him take it to the park. If he starts to get overstimulated, find a quiet out-of-the-way bench and just relax for a while - maybe with a favorite snack you've brought with you from home. There are so many things for your son (and you!) to enjoy at each of the Walt Disney World theme parks. As a 20-month old, he has no preconceived notions of what Walt Disney World is - so you can choose the park(s) that you want to visit, and there will be something for him to do at each one!

    At the Magic Kingdom Park, there is so much to do and see. Your son might enjoy a gentle boat ride on "it's a small world" or a spin on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel. He might enjoy the Jungle Cruise or flying on Dumbo the Flying Elephant. As a toddler in Epcot, our daughter really enjoyed Journey into Imagination with Figment and The Seas with Nemo and Friends. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, little ones really like the Disney Junior - Live on Stage, which is an interactive show with characters from Disney Junior Channel. Finally, at Disney's Animal Kingdom, you may enjoy the look of wonder on your son's face as he sees giraffes and zebras on Kilimanjaro Safaris. All of these are attractions that your son will enjoy, and you can enjoy right along with him.

    I hope that this information helps you to make a decision, Abhishek. Please do come back and let us know if we can answer any more questions for you as you plan your son's first visit to Walt Disney World!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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