Toddlers at Walt Disney World?

Happy Thursday, friends!!  Today’s post is inspired by a question I was asked by one of my clients: “Should I bring my 2 year old to Disney World?”  If you know me, you know that I have taken all of my kids at every age, so it’s no surprise that my answer is a resounding – YES!!!  Disney World (and Disney parks, for that matter) are geared towards children of all ages.  I can promise that your little one will have a good time!

My oldest daughter visiting with Jasmine at theAkershus Royal Banquet Hall (she was two years old here).
My oldest daughter visiting with Jasmine at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (she was two years old here).

The key is doing some planning in advance to ensure that you include activities that your child can partake in.  We always try and do one character meal for each child that features their favorite characters.  Even at two, my kids definitely know who the Disney characters are!  If character meals aren’t an option, I always have my kids make a list of who they’d like to meet and we try and be sure to find those characters in the park.

So, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Characters are nice and all, lady, but what will my kid ride? What is there for him or her to DO?”  Well, today is your lucky day because I’ve actually got a list of “must-do’s” for the toddler set!

Disney Toddler Rides

Toss in some meet n’ greets, parades, hanging with their favorite people (you!), and that’s a recipe for one very fun vacation!  Although, there will be rides that your kiddo won’t be tall enough to go on, so that’s when you utilize the Rider Switch option that Disney offers.  This option allows one member of your family to wait with your youngling while everyone else waits in line and enjoys the attraction.  After they’re finished, the “waiting” family member gets to take someone with them to experience the ride.  You can get the “Rider Switch Pass” from the Cast Member near the standby line entrance for that attraction.

turtle talk

A quick tip – I buy a $1 photo album from Walmart, Target, etc. and put photos of our trip in them.  This allows my kids to remember all of the fun they had at Disney and it’s easily replaceable should it wrecked from being “loved on” and carried around everywhere (which always seems to happen).  My kids still love looking through their albums, even the ones that are several years old!

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