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15 Reasons Why Every Toddler Should Visit Disney World

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Reason No. 3: Minnie Mouse rocks at peekaboo

You could argue that taking a 1-year-old on vacation is a waste since they won’t remember anything five minutes after it happens.

Or you could argue that taking a 1-year-old on vacation to Disney World is the most brilliant parenting move ever‚ and really what life is all about. Tons of stimulation. A variety of outrageous characters guaranteed to elicit endless giggles. Oh, and kids under 2 are totally free.

Behold 15 excellent reasons to take a toddler to Disney World:


  • Reason #1: Princess Advice 1 of 15
    Reason #1: Princess Advice
    Cinderella is an excellent listener.
  • Reason #2: The Hotel Is As Much Fun As The Park 2 of 15
    Reason #2: The Hotel Is As Much Fun As The Park
    Hotel room curtains make for excellent hide-and-seek locales.
  • Reason #3: Character Games 3 of 15
    Reason #3: Character Games
    Minnie Mouse is a peekaboo pro.
  • Reason #4: Rolling On The River 4 of 15
    Reason #4: Rolling On The River
    The Jungle Cruise is the ideal place to nap.
  • Reason #5: This Too Shall Pass 5 of 15
    Reason #5: This Too Shall Pass
    Goofy-trauma will not be recalled later in life.
  • Reason #6: All The Comforts Of Home 6 of 15
    Reason #6: All The Comforts Of Home
    They have Goodnight Moon in Orlando, too.
  • Reason #7: Got Cha Nose! 7 of 15
    Reason #7: Got Cha Nose!
    Mickey Mouse encourages nose-beeping.
  • Reason #8: Splish Splash 8 of 15
    Reason #8: Splish Splash
    Daddy takes the kids swimming every day. Which means Mommy gets a little alone time.
  • Reason #9: Secret Spa Benefits 9 of 15
    Reason #9: Secret Spa Benefits
    Donald Duck gives great massages.
  • Reason #10: Expanding Your Imagination 10 of 15
    Reason #10: Expanding Your Imagination
    Daydreaming is highly encouraged.
  • Reason #11: We’re On A Boat 11 of 15
    Reason #11: We're On A Boat
    Everything looks better from a view on the water.
  • Reason #12: You Can Keep Up With Your Marathon Training 12 of 15
    Reason #12: You Can Keep Up With Your Marathon Training
    Hotel hallways are soft places to practice newfound-walking skills.
  • Reason #13: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You 13 of 15
    Reason #13: Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
    Blatantly staring is socially acceptable.
  • Reason #14: A Nap In Pooh’s Corner 14 of 15
    Reason #14: A Nap In Pooh's Corner
    Catching naps in strollers is totally socially acceptable.
  • Reason #15: The Littler You Are, The Cheaper You Fall! 15 of 15
    Reason #15: The Littler You Are, The Cheaper You Fall!
    Kids under 2 eat free. And stay free. And get free admission tickets. So even if they don't remember a thing beyond the pictures you'll show them, you didn't spend a dime on them.

Photo credits: Meredith Carroll

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