Taking a Baby to Disney: Through a Big Kid’s Point of View

Aleisha M. (NDM#150) (46 Posts)

Growing up inn the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Aleisha has never let distance stop her from enjoying Walt Disney World vacations. From an early age, whether it be on a family vacation or tagging along with a friend on her vacation, she fell in love with the magic and the joy that Disney brought. Now making her own memories as a DVC member with a Star Wars obsessed little boy, she tries to capture the same magical feelings into every day life. She has quickly established a reputation with friends, relatives and coworkers as a real-life Belle. Always with a book in her hand and available to help others plan their magical Disney vacations.

Beyond Disney, Aleisha is a lover of all genres of music; craves a good concert from time to time, considers her food allergies a blessing rather than a curse and can be seen at the good old hockey game during the NHL season.


 

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Thanks to Holly Hicks Photography for capturing this moment!

We traveled for the first time this past month to Disney World as a family of 4. While I could write about my experiences through my own eyes (and I will in a later article), I enlisted my 7-year-old son to help out first. We often forget what it is like through their young eyes. Will they be jealous? Will they love it? So here are some observations and thoughts from his point of view:

1. Going to Disney with a baby means you take a lot of breaks! We had to do a lot more shopping so that my sister could stay cool.

2. We spent a lot more time at the resort, which was cool. I got to play in the room and she slept.

3. I never even knew they even had baby care centers! I don’t need them anymore, but I still liked watching the movies while mom and dad took care of her.

4. The DVC Lounge at EPCOT is AWESOME!! Free drinks, free snacks and I got to play PlayStation!!!! Oh yeah, and she got to get out of her stroller, which is a good thing.

5. Sometimes you got to do things you don’t want to do, because you know she can’t do things you can do. Like riding Dumbo. I guess that’s ok.

6. One of my favorite places to eat is Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge. I always ask for ketchup! But it was so loud, she didn’t like it. I turned the card over and didn’t play at all. I didn’t think my sister would like it. Mom and Dad said it was a very grown-up decision. I don’t really know what that means.

7. I can’t wait to see which rides she likes when she gets older.

8. Stormtroopers really are a lot scarier when you are a baby.

9. Everywhere we went people said my sister was adorable. They said I was too, but I think she is cuter. They said that made me a good big brother.

10. Wearing a Princess Protection Agency T-shirt will get you all kinds of attention!

11. I thought she would love the castle, but she didn’t notice it. I guess she is too little for things like that yet.

12. You know, even if she didn’t understand where we were, one day she will. And that will be SO AWESOME to see!!!

Have you gotten feedback from your kids with siblings and taking them?