And if your family is only able to visit Disney World one time, you will want to make sure you get the most out of it. You will also want to make sure that your children are old enough for the trip. So what is the best age for a trip to Disney World?
The Best Age
So first, I will break the obvious news – there is no single best age for a trip to Disney. Every family is different. However, here are some considerations for a trip:
Infants And Toddlers
Many parents have successfully taken their infants and toddlers to Disney World. Most people agree that taking a child under the age of 5 is just as much for the benefit of the parents as it is the child. The child probably won’t have any lasting memories. However, this can be a time when children have a magical time as they experience Disney “in the moment,” with a care-free freedom that older kids have lost. If you are considering taking your infant or toddler to Disney World, be sure they are ready to spend plenty of time outside – and it will be hot and humid unless it is in the depths of the winter months. Also make sure that they can handle changes to their normal schedule. But if you kids can handle those things, you are all set.
Many people consider the elementary school years, say five to eleven, as a perfect time to take their children to Disney World. They are old enough to ride most attractions, understand what is going on, and remember it all afterwards. Children may also learn a few things along the way, from details on American history at Epcot‘s American Adventure, to the customs of the world’s cultures at World Showcase, to animal science and ecology at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Some people believe that teenagers won’t have any interest in Disney World. They believe that kids thirteen to nineteen will think Disney is “uncool” and they won’t want to spend so much time with their parents. For some teens, this will be true. However, many teens will enjoy all that Disney has to offer – whether it is Disney World dining at the exotic countries of Epcot, parasailing on the lake near Disney’s Contemporary Resort, or experiencing the modern stage presentation of La Nouba at Disney Springs. This is also a great time for older kids to still be kids – enjoying the shows and attractions that not only younger kids like, but also adults too.
Adults And Seniors
The idea behind this article was to discuss the right age for children to go to Disney World. However, Disney isn’t just for kids. Many adults from age 28 to 88 enjoy Disney. From the traditional fun of shows and attractions to more grown-up activities like the Food and Wine Festival, enjoying landscaping and architecture, and taking advantage of some amazing upscale restaurants – there are plenty of things for both younger and older adults to enjoy at Disney World.
Every Age Is The Right Age
There may be some cons to taking the smallest of children to Disney World, but Disney creates magical vacation memories for guests of all ages. Grab your Disney World tickets, visit all the parks, shopping, and restaurants that Disney has to offer. Have a great time, safe in the knowledge that any age and every age is really the right age to visit Disney World.