Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On May 6, 2012
    Steven from GA Asked

    Thinking about going to WDW in Sep. for free dining, but wondering if now 13 mo son will be too young. We've taken our 8 yo son 4 times. I'm sure WDW with a toddler must be very different. Any advice for waiting, or taking advantage of this year's offer?

    Hello, Steven!

    Personally, I don't think that there is any age that's not just right for Walt Disney World! (But of course, you knew I'd say that... :-)  )

    Every park has some play areas which toddlers just love, so there are plenty of tactile experiences for your little one to explore (which will help to tucker him or her out at nap and bedtime, too!)

    With the inclusion of free dining during select weeks this fall, you'll be able to enjoy menu items that your little one may be ready to sample as well. Children under the age of three are always welcome to share from their parents' plates at Walt Disney World restaurants. Moreover, you won't need a park ticket for your toddler, since children's tickets are for kids ages 3-9; you'll be saving money right there, too!

    We always enjoyed watching our children experience the sites, sounds and tastes of the parks at every developmental age, especially when they are first just old enough to recognize a favorite character. Nothing's more magical than watching your toddler recognize Tigger for the first time, for example, arms reaching to give him a hug as Tigger bounces his way over to your little pot of honey!

    Don't forget that there are Baby Care Centers located in each of the four main parks in WDW, which will be very useful for you with a toddler in tow, too. Changing tables, microwaves to heat up meals, a room with flat-screen TV showing Disney favorites, with kid-sized furniture and high chairs are just a few of the conveniences of home that you'll find just for families with little ones at WDW.

    I say, pack up that diaper bag and get ready to let the big brother show the little brother around, all while enjoying free dining!

    Send more questions as you think of them! I'd love to help you plan a most special trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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