Even before we had kids, my husband and I would visit Walt Disney World once a year. People always used to ask us, “You’re going to Walt Disney World AGAIN?!” with a little bit of an eye roll or a laugh. When we had our son and decided to take him when he was two years old, we were met with even more people’s opinions on our parenting and vacation decisions.
WHY would you take a toddler to Walt Disney World?
You’re not going to be able to have a good time.
But there aren’t any rides for him to go on.
And my favorite….
He’s not going to remember any of it.
Ah, the argument of “he’s not going to remember any of it”. This one cracks me up the most because of course our kids might not remember going to Walt Disney World as a toddler, but they remember it in that moment. In that moment, they are having the time of their lives. They are meeting their favorite characters in person. They are enjoying the thrill and excitement of being on a ride. They are spending time with their parents – who WILL always remember that trip.
If we went by the rule of “they aren’t going to remember any of it”, then why do we do anything with our toddlers at home? Why do we celebrate Christmas with Santa Claus? Why do we take them to look at Christmas lights or go on family outings if they aren’t going to remember it? We take them because we are having fun as a family in that moment and creating special memories.
This face right here is what gets us going back to @waltdisneyworld year after year. I love seeing the excitement and happiness on my kids faces. It's also why I bring them even when they are a toddler and "won't remember it" because the excitement they are having right now create such special memories for my husband and I! #Disney #WDW #disneysmmoms
My son is 8 years old and has been to WDW seven times and my twins – who are 3 – have been three times. Each trip is memorable to my husband and I and our last trip was one of the best. Even though the girls were only 2 at the time, they are still talking about the trip 3 months later, almost daily. As a family, we love talking about our special memories of our trip to Walt Disney World.
I would never hesitate to take a toddler to Walt Disney World. After all, the parks are kind of made for them. Just in Magic Kingdom alone, there’s over 15 rides for toddlers and numerous shows they will enjoy.
If you’ve been hesitating on taking your toddlers to Walt Disney World…don’t wait! You’ll love seeing them there at this age!
Have you ever hesitated about taking kids somewhere because they won’t remember it? Have you taken your toddlers to Walt Disney World?