Is My 3 Year Old Too Young for Disney World?
I get asked this question a lot. Many parents of preschoolers wonder if the trip will be worth it with their little ones or if they should wait until they are older. My opinion? Take them now – with the right planning, it will be one of the best memories of your life! Why? At this age, everything is magical and magic is absolutely real!
My Daughter’s First Trip at 3
My daughter was three on her first visit to Disney World. She can be quite the drama queen and she’s not (as most preschoolers aren’t) filled with patience. I knew that if I could find a way to minimize waiting and make sure we wouldn’t have hunger meltdowns, and keep everyone well rested, we’d have the best chance of success. And guess what – it’s completely possible. Easy even.
If you’re planning a trip to Disney World, I can easily help you plan to avoid waiting in long lines and get your reservations at all the right times and places. But one of the very best things you can do for yourself is to absolutely plan for a nap or rest time right in the middle of your day, for your whole family. When everyone is refreshed (including mom and dad!), everyone will be happier. Trust me! Yes, this means leaving the park for a few hours. No, you won’t run out of time to do everything,
I can help you fit everything in while still leaving room for breaks. It’s easiest to do this if you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort, of course, because of how close you’ll be to your hotel. Leave after lunch, retreat to your cool hotel room for a nap, or quiet time, maybe a dip in the pool and a snack, too, then come back to the park for an enjoyable evening.
Plan for minimizing those lines have reservations at the best times for your preschooler, take a nice break in the middle of the day, and what will you get? A child full of wonder, curiosity, and joy, big-eyed and soaking in all the magic.
And if your child is anything like mine, it will be such an important experience that she will be talking about Disney World daily…for the next year. And you? You’ll be smiling every time you remember the looks on her face as she saw the magic.