Is Disneyland truly the happiest place on earth for a baby and his parents? One blogger posed the question, and your responses landed on both sides of the argument.
You are very wise indeed. Take it from someone who took a 3-week-old and a 2-month-old to Disney World. Yeesh ... those trips almost killed me back when I was a young man, I couldn't dream of doing them now!! Yup, we're a Disney family ... all three of my kids have been to Disney World and Disneyland more times than they can count. -- Dad
You are not alone. When my first was born, I was so excited to show her all that life had to offer. But realistically you are right. I had to have that conversation with myself many times. -- April
Thank you! Parents are so stupid for taking their hand-held kids to expensive theme parks! You are setting yourself up for failure! Why on earth would you take young kids anywhere like this? Down the street from Disneyland is this tiny theme park just for kids under 8 -- Adventure City! It's 14 dollars to get in and there are no lines! Good luck waiting with any age kid in Disneyland lines ... LOL -- Malice
I took my son when he was 6 months old, and he had a blast! We were there in January, so the lines were shorter, temperature was very pleasant. Disneyland had a great baby station with lots of changing tables, a feeding area, and even a nursing station set up! Obviously you know your own kids best, but with a little planning, it can still be fun for kids and parents. -- just fine
I'm going to have to disagree. We have been taking our kids since they were 10 days old. Changing diapers is not a problem, they have great baby centers. As for them not remembering, that may be true, but I remember seeing them smile first at lights, then as they got older, certain rides and characters. Plus my kids are great travelers, they are 4 and 2 now and have been to London and on multiple cross-country trips and have never had any problems. -- Dan
I'm laughing over this article. My 1-year-old can be just as impressed by a walk around the lake with dogs, ducks, and birds as he is by a trip to the zoo, and a trip to a toy store in the mall is as exciting as Disneyland. Not that I don't want her to have experiences, but the Disney experience can wait until she can appreciate it as much as going to the Dollar Store Christmas aisle. -- Exactly
I totally don't agree -- we have annual passes and take BOTH our 6-month-old and just turned 2-year-old son to Disney all the time -- it's a blast for all of us! We've been going since my second was days old -- we just go for a few hours in the morning and then everyone crashes for nap time around one in the car on the ride home. I don't see what the big deal is. We hate being stuck at home and don't see the need to stop living life because we have a couple of little ones -- is there some crying and crankiness? Yes! Who cares! It's a great family day at Disneyland for all! -- Hillary Wald