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  • John Dostaler

What Age Is The "Perfect Age" For A Disney Vacation?

Updated: May 15, 2021

“Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams?” – Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

Bar none, the number one question I get from folks when I talk Disney is: “What age is the perfect age for a Walt Disney World vacation” - or something along those lines.

My initial answer is always “Any age!” Here’s why:

  • Your child may not remember the trip - we took our twins when they were 18 months old for the first time. But let me tell you - those pictures are AMAZING. Why? Because they remind us of the magic we felt the first time Emerson & Everett met Mickey. And Piglet! Oh my gosh those pictures truly melt my heart.

  • Taking time to bond as a family is important at any age. So if your children are 6 months or 10 years old - un plug a bit and just laugh and take in the sights and sounds.

  • If price is a consideration: I recommend 5 or 6 years old is a great age for a “once in a lifetime” trip. Why? At 5 or 6, kids are tall enough to ride pretty much every attraction (with the exception of one or two).

  • If you’re aiming for a “once in a lifetime” trip - definitely stay at a Walt Disney World Resort! The resort amenities are amazing and shouldn’t be overlooked.

  • Pick a moderate or deluxe resort: these resorts will have amazing pools! Fun slides and water features!

Take The Trip!

I always ask my families who use my services to give me feedback about their vacation and I can tell you not ONE person has ever said “Gosh, I wish we hadn’t gone.”

EVERY family says “I wish we would’ve done this sooner” and then I get to hear funny and amazing stories about their vacations - the joy and love they experience is very moving.

That’s it! There’s no “perfect age” but if you can (or want) to only go once: aim for at least 5 or 6 years old. But honestly: you’re going to go once and I can guarantee you’ll want to go again in a few years!

Magically Yours,


PS OK so I’ve been all “wet sock” mushy emotional so next week I hope you’ll stick around and learn about “The Best Time To Visit Walt Disney World”!

If you’re ready to visit the Most Magical Place On Earth then CLICK HERE for a no-obligation quote!

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