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7 Reasons Your Toddler (And YOU) Will Enjoy Disney’s New Fantasyland
Hey, guys! I’m back from Disney World. I went to experience New Fantasyland. It was fantastic; the Imagineers outdid themselves with the level of detail they put into Beast’s new castle, Gaston’s Tavern, and the additions to the Dumbo ride. The mind reels, but one of the questions I got an awful lot was, “Isn’t Joelle too young to bring to Disney?” Well, let me see if I can answer that and let you in on some of the Disney magic at the same time.
As I see it, Joelle is the perfect age for Disney for these reasons:
A) HER AGE: She is under the golden number – three. At Disney a lot of what you do including going into the parks is free for those under three. We even went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Joelle didn’t need a ticket. So just as a cost saving measure it really works out to take your toddler.
B) NEW FANTASYLAND: There’s interactive storytelling with Belle which is perfect for toddlers; the famed It’s A Small World Ride; Ariel’s Grotto; Dumbo with a play area for all age groups to keep her active while waiting in line; a roller coaster, The Barnstormer, she could ride (and did, four times in a row!). And that’s just parts of New Fantasyland. There are several things two year olds can do while you are at Disney.
C) ADVENTURES IN TRAVEL: I’m not saying Joelle is 100% airline friendly, but she knows how to handle TSA (slip on shoes for you and for your toddler), she found a friend for each flight delay (and I learned you should look for other children in the airport), and no one is better at flipping a tray table back into the locked and upright position. She carries her own bag for the most part and is really making me prouder with each trip. Sure, she gets tired and fussy, but I think Disney’s unofficial motto for cranky kids is “There’s a sticker for that!”
D) THE MEMORIES: I don’t know if Joelle will specifically remember this trip, but what if this was her first memory? Wouldn’t that be cool? If not, there are so many priceless times I had with her outside of the routine of getting up for school, eating dinner, and bedtime that I’ll never forget it. And I think that’s definitely worth a trip to see what wonders abound at Disney World.
Now, check out the 7 reasons I think your toddler (and you) will LOVE New Fantasyland!