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Old 03-30-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous South Florida
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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There is no point in taking a 2-year-old and 3-year-old to Disney, unless you like stress, wasting money and plan to take photos for memories they will not remember.
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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There is no point in taking a 2-year-old and 3-year-old to Disney, unless you like stress, wasting money and plan to take photos for memories they will not remember.


No offense but my mom used this argument once too. It's not just for the child's memory. Parents have memories too and a 3 year old can enjoy seeing Mickey, riding a train, and many other things that Disney offers. I won't argue it's cheap, but it definitely IS special.
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous South Florida
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No offense but my mom used this argument once too. It's not just for the child's memory. Parents have memories too and a 3 year old can enjoy seeing Mickey, riding a train, and many other things that Disney offers. I won't argue it's cheap, but it definitely IS special.
Thank you!
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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There is no point in taking a 2-year-old and 3-year-old to Disney, unless you like stress, wasting money and plan to take photos for memories they will not remember.
They live in Florida so it's not like they have a 15 hour drive to go to Disney. The drive is 2.5-3 hours for the OP.


My husband has 4 cousins and an aunt/uncle that live in the Orlando area. They all have season passes to the Disney parks. They go quite a bit and 2 of the cousins take their 7 kids (age range from 11-2) with them and while I'm sure sometimes it's a pain the pictures of the memories they are making are not.
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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Well, if they are local, then perhaps not as big a deal. OP: I wasn't trying to be overly critical, just trying to save some grief. We took our kids when they were around 7 and 4, and they still don't really remember it.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: here
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I don't agree with those saying don't go, there's no point. Mine were 4 and 6 the first time we went, and they were uninterested in the kiddie rides and shows. I feel like we missed out on the chance to experience that stuff with them. They will hopefully be in awe of everything and you will enjoy their reactions. It isn't a waste.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:56 PM
 
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We went when my son was a little over 4 and went in February. It was great as we went at a time when it's not very crowded. My son was over the moon about the whole experience and it really was amazing to see it through his eyes. We went again when he was 8 and went in November. It was a lot more crowded and just not the same "magic" as the first time. Lots of good advice here and just be prepared to manage your expectations.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:51 PM
 
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Just being with a small child who believes it is all real, is worth the price of admission.
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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No offense but my mom used this argument once too. It's not just for the child's memory. Parents have memories too and a 3 year old can enjoy seeing Mickey, riding a train, and many other things that Disney offers. I won't argue it's cheap, but it definitely IS special.
That is a very sweet sentiment
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