By Angie Roberts Harris
There is not a definitive answer on the debate of whether or not to take your baby on a Disney vacation. Consider the circumstances of your family and ask yourself the following questions before making a final decision:
1. What is the child/adult ratio? This is an important factor for me as we took all of the family crew on our Disney vacation which included six children, ages thirteen, eight, two four-year-olds, two, and one. Whew! The two oldest grandchildren didn’t need much assistance but the four smallest needed our constant attention. Taking care of the little ones was easy because we had nine adults to share the load. While waiting in line for a ride one day, we visited with a family that had children ages six, four, and two-year-old twins. The parents were by themselves and it was evident that they were outnumbered. I must admit, I do not think I would be brave enough for that child/adult ratio.
Through experience, my comfort level is one adult per child under the age of five plus an extra adult. For example, three children under the age of five requires four adults. Do not count older children as an adult; although they can be helpful, they are distracted by the magical sights and sounds of Disney and may need more guidance than they normally would at home.
Angie Roberts Harris has been Going Out The Door to Disney since 1974 when she was 11 years old. Today she travels to the ‘happiest place on earth’ with her husband and their crew of 5 children and their families.