This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walt Disney World® and Scholastic. While I received payment, my opinions, and love of all things Disney are 100% my own.
One of my very first travel memories I have with my family was when I was 5 and my parents drove us to Disneyland for a few days. Most of the details aren’t there anymore, I did just turn 40 this past year, but there are several memories I still treasure.
When I moved to the Mid-West, I knew I wanted to take my kids to Walt Disney World® so they could make their own memories. I was shocked when so many of my family and friends suggested I wait to take my kids until they were older. The truth is that Walt Disney World® is perfect for preschool-aged kids! So guess what? I took them anyway!
I am so glad that I didn’t listen to people when they tried to discourage me from bringing my kids to the parks at such a young age. We had an amazing time. My kids still talk about that first trip 2 years ago, and I know I will never forget it as long as I live.
There are several reasons why preschoolers are the perfect age to travel to Walt Disney World®.
Preschoolers Travel Well
I travel a lot with my kids. I have traveled with them as babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged. By far the best time to travel happened when they were preschoolers. They were out of the diaper stage and they were easily entertained. Honestly, they took long naps on airplanes and colored. Nowadays I find myself having to entertain them for longer periods of time, or I will finally relent and give them an electronic device so they stop complaining (it is my mom panic button).
Preschoolers Get to Meet their Heroes and Heroines at Walt Disney World®
My kids love the Disney movies and Disney Jr. television shows. Being able to see my daughter’s face light up when she first met Rapunzel and Sophia the First was priceless. She loves meeting the characters she admires and there is nothing better for a parent than to see their child filled with pure excitement. My son’s awe and happiness when he saw the giant AT-AT Walker at Disney’s Hollywood Studios was heartwarming. Those are the things that they will remember.
Preschooler Parents Will Make Memories That Will Last a Lifetime
I’m going to get a little selfish now: one of the reasons I love taking preschool kids to Walt Disney World® is because of the memories I will take with me even after they are grown up. I know that I am going to remember that first trip to Walt Disney World® for the rest of my life. I have this adorable picture of the two of them with their “1st Visit” buttons and I smile because of the awesome time we had. I remember returning to our amazing hotel on the property for nap time while my older son and husband went to the pool and played for an hour until we were ready to return to the parks. I will remember my son’s first roller coaster ride on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and how he couldn’t get enough and we went 3 times in a row! He might not remember the details, but I will!
Bringing your preschooler to Walt Disney World® is the perfect age, but don’t just take it from me. Visit Scholastic’s Preschoolers Magical site to learn why the preschool-aged child is perfect to travel with. While you are there, be sure to check out all the available resources for parents of preschool-aged children.
Chance to win a Walt Disney World® Resort family vacation
For more fun, you can also check out the Preschoolers Magical Sweepstakes. A new question about Walt Disney World or Disney Characters will be posted on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page each Thursday from 2/1/18 through 2/28/18. Ask your kiddo the question and leave a comment on the indicated post with your child’s response to be entered for a chance to win a vacation to Walt Disney World® Resort.
Learn more about the Sweepstakes and how to enter by visiting scholastic.com/PreschoolersMagical.
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