What’s the “Perfect” Disney Age?

by Laura May  |  March 30, 2020

I get asked one question over & over: “what is the perfect age for my kids to experience their first Disney vacation?”

Perfect for all ages!

When I have clients reach out to me about planning a Disney vacation for the first time, I get asked one question over & over. That question is: “what is the perfect age for my kids to experience their first Disney vacation?”  That is such a hard question for me to answer, because honestly, there is no answer!

That is one thing that is so great about a Walt Disney World or Disneyland vacation—it is perfect for ALL ages! I am the mom of 3 kids and we have experienced Disney World at so many different ages. Each trip is unique, special, and has its own memories attached.

Experiencing the magic through your child’s eyes

We took our first family family trip to Disney World in 2014. I was 7 months pregnant with our little girl, our youngest son was 1, and our oldest son was 3. I honestly did not know how it would be with our toddlers, but it was an amazing trip! I will honestly never forget the first time our youngest (who was absolutely Mickey Mouse obsessed) met his hero, Mickey, for the first time. We were at Epcot on our first day & we went to the Character Spot. He saw Mickey and ran over to give him a hug & a high five. It was so special experiencing the magic through their eyes!

Another special trip was when all of our kids were 2, 4, and 6. This trip was memorable because our little girl was so into the princesses and we knew we would have some new experiences! Seeing her eyes light up each time we met a different princess was so sweet. She was especially smitten with Princess Anna! This trip was also a little different because we learned that our 6 year old was a huge thrill seeker! This was his first Disney experience where he was tall enough for many of the rollercoasters and he had a blast.

You. Will. Remember.

I am lucky to have experienced Disney vacations with my kids at just about every age and I have even experienced Disney vacations with just adults! When I say there is truly no perfect age for a Disney vacation, I really mean it. My biggest piece of advice for the families that can’t decide when they want to take their kids is to stop worrying about the perfect age & just take the trip. Each moment with your children is fleeting and you won’t get this time back. No matter how old they are when you take them, your vacation will be full of special memories made. My kids may not remember the special moments from their first Disney trips, but I do, and those are memories I will cherish forever!

Laura May


Location: Brentwood, TN
Favorite Vacation Spot: I love traveling to Walt Disney World & any warm, sunny beach!
Why I’m a Travel Agent: I help make your family’s vacation dreams become a reality! My goal is to provide each client with excellent service & to take the stress out of planning. I love helping families with vacations that I know will provide a lifetime of memories!