Being a mom of a preschooler is probably the most fun things ever! Don’t get me wrong, it can be hard sometimes. But the good outweighs the bad by about 1000 times. And honestly, taking a preschooler to Disney World might be the best thing ever! This age is so fun and so magical! So, imagine how much more fun and even more magical it can be while at Disney World! Hopefully, with this article, I can make you stop what you are doing and book a Disney vacation with your preschooler right away!
1. The Magic
Preschoolers are at the PERFECT age for everything to be magical. They still believe that Mickey Mouse is real, but are old enough to not be scared of him. Watching kids see their favorite characters for the first time (or the 100th), is just something so special. Honestly, as a parent, nothing really compares to that. Once they get a little older, they start realizing that their favorite characters might not be real, and I’m dreading that day. So, make the most of it now while they are young!
You probably don’t automatically associate Disney World with education, but your preschooler can learn a lot while you are there! First of all, preschoolers LOVE animals. Animal Kingdom is a great opportunity for kids to explore and see animals up close that they might have never seen before! There are always cast members around the animals that are full of information and are more than happy to answer your kiddos’ questions! Epcot also has really great education opportunities. First, there is The Seas with Nemo and Friends. What preschooler wouldn’t enjoy learning about all of their favorite fishy friends? Again, the cast members here are amazing and are more than willing to share their knowledge. Second, the World Showcase has great education opportunities for adults and preschoolers alike! Traveling around the real world with kids in tow might be a little difficult, so it’s great that Disney gives us the opportunity to see the world in just a day! I know I have said this before, but again, the cast members here are just so great! Most cast members are originally from the country that they are working at. So they are full of first-hand knowledge of their country!
3. Fun for the Whole Family
Lots of time when you go on vacation to an amusement park (that’s not Disney), chances are that most of the rides will either be for adults of kids. They aren’t usually for both. The bigger rides are too scary for the younger kids, and the kid rides are too boring for the adults. But that’s not the case in Disney! Sure, there are a few rides like that, but generally, there are TONS of rides that preschoolers and adults can both enjoy! Some of my favorite rides are also my 4-year-old son’s favorite rides! So its great that we can do all of our favorite things together as a family.
4. Taking Them Out of School
The older they get, the harder it will be to take them out of school. When they are older, they will have homework, sports, test, projects, and other activities that will be harder for them to miss or make up. But with a preschooler, they are still young enough that they don’t need to make up their school work, or if they do, it will be easy for them to catch up after missing a week or so.
5. Making Memories
This is the age when their lifetime memories really start to form. At this age, they will be able to remember a Disney vacation for years to come! (Think Core Memories from Inside Out). What a special gift to give your child — to give them the gift of Disney memories! I have taken my son to Disney World for years now, but he doesn’t remember the earlier trips. I know that he will now remember these more recent trips for years to come.