The thing I love the most about the Walt Disney World Resort is that the magic is perfect for Guests of all ages. Whether you’re young or young at heart, the many family-friendly attractions and experiences in the theme parks are sure to completely immerse you and your loved ones in the magic of Disney storytelling!
Having visited the Walt Disney World Resort regularly while I was growing up, I was especially eager to visit with my own little ones in tow. When our oldest son was 3-years old, I was very ready to plan his first Disney vacation! My husband, however, had his doubts. Our youngest at the time was just an infant, and my husband was not convinced that traveling with a baby was a great idea. While I knew our 11-month old certainly wouldn’t remember this vacation, I also knew we were going to make priceless memories together as a family. I made sure to put a lot of time and effort into the planning process knowing full well that the fate of future Disney vacations rested on this one going well!
We spent our first full day at the Walt Disney World Resort in Magic Kingdom Park. My oldest had an autograph book and getting Mickey Mouse’s iconic signature was a priority for him, so a stop at Town Square Theater was a must-do. When the door opened and our youngest got a glimpse of Mickey, he squealed with such delight and happiness that our hearts instantly melted. He nearly leapt out of my husband’s arms to get to his new pal! That’s the moment my husband became a Disney Dad, and for that reason, it’s my absolute favorite memory at the Walt Disney World Resort! You can bet he couldn’t wait to take our newest addition on her first Disney vacation when she was just 11-months old. He knew we’d have a magical stay, even with an infant (and we did)!
The Disney Parks Mom Panel is a group of Guests with passion and knowledge in a wide range of Disney Parks vacation topics such as Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruises and Disney Vacation Club. Panelists are ARE NOT Disney employees as such their views are their own. Inside the Magic is honored to share some insights from a member of Disney Parks Mom Panel Ashley P on this topic. You can meet her and the other Disney Parks Moms Panelists here.