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Old 01-07-2013, 12:21 PM   #16
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We walked into MK and they were hooked.

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #17
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You can't force it. My oldest DS hates it. We started taking him when he was 4 and he liked it until he was about 15 and now he refuses to go back. He will go to Florida with us, but will not go to any of the parks. Middle DS likes it, use to love it, but will still go to the parks. Youngest DD can take it or leave it. She will go with us, but wouldn't go out of her way to go on her own.

Me on the other hand loves it and so does oldest DSs wife so the two of us are always game-on for a trip!

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:39 PM   #18
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I took DD when she was 2 months old (obviously she doesn't remember), and we are going back in Dec for her 2yo birthday, so I don't know if she will love WDW like I do - hopefully! Since some of you mentioned Disney videos, my daughter hardly ever watches TV, but she LOVES a Disney Sing Along video called Disneyland Fun. I had the same video as a child and loved it. She points to her favorite characters. I would recommend this DVD to anyone introducing their kids to the parks, even if it is Disneyland instead of WDW!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:32 PM   #19
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There is no *making them* love it. Were you *made* to love it? Our children, like ourselves, naturally enjoyed it. That's the only way, just like anything you are introduced to, and experience.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:06 PM   #20
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I would focus less on WDW and more on the characters. We exposed our DDs to the characters, films, books, etc... They didn't even know about WDW until we brought them. They believed in the magic when we were there because they knew about the characters. That 's what disney is all about, the characters. There is so much material to show them and they constantly grow into new films. They are 4 and 2. They haven't seen Snow White or sleeping beauty, but they know and love the princesses. We watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks, dumbo and Mary Poppins recently and they loved them. Show them a little at a time. A lot of it is too scary, but the direct to video sequels are great for young kids. Watch them on your own first so you can skip the scary parts or see if they are too scary ( like Brave, which is too scary and quite frankly a terrible movie).
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:57 AM   #21
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Wink its genetic

I always say I have those little shiny Mickey heads in my DNA & passed it on to the kids now they're late 30's & DVC members
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:33 AM   #22
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You'll be surprised, because you will love WDW MORE! Seeing the magic through your little one's eyes is... Well... Magical.
Just wait. Your little one will be asking to go to "Mickey's house" as soon as he/she can talk.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:48 PM   #23
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You really can't do anything to make them love it. My daughter fell in love with WDW on her first trip. My 2 sons don't care for it at all. The boys went twice and did not care to go again. My daughter and I have gone at least 2x a year for 17 years. We are skipping this year due to the FP+ business for AP holders.
Can you elaborate on the FP+ for AP holders?
I am an AP holder...and out of the loop...
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:31 PM   #24
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I don't think you can make a child LOVE it, but you can take them and show them how much you love it, and odds are they will too. We took DD when she was 9 months old, 21 months old, 28 months old, and we are planning another trip just before DD turns three. She is two and a half now. She asks all the time when are we going to Disney World. She LOVES it just like us although she doesn't understand how far away it is. We were watching the Christmas parade on Christmas morning and she recognized the Magick Kingdom and said Let's go there again.
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