Big characters and fireworks for 3/4yr olds

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World and Disney Springs' started by disneymom, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. disneymom

    disneymom Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    891
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Female
    How did you get your little ones used to the huge characters and loud noises of Disney like the fireworks?

    A lady in the office is really worried about this with her little ones having heard tales from a friend about her children who cried for two weeks solid everytime they went to a meal with characters or heard fireworks :(

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Tink

    Tink Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    29,634
    Likes Received:
    109
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Don't push. :) Even now with our little guy being a whopping seven, we still don't push. We show the character and let him decide. Most often he went (and still does) to the character but those times he didn't we were very accepting and matter of fact.

    By the time you attend a character meal you will have an idea of whether the child will be ok with meeting one or not. If the child is not you can easily signal the character CM, and not have the character approach the table.

    Fireworks... it's solely up to you and the child. If the child cannot tolerate loud noises then there is nothing to do for it other than leave. You could try viewing the fireworks from a distant area (a resort beach for MK for example) to give the child a chance to see how beautiful they are without the noise being quite as loud (but you will still hear them, of course).
     
  3. foreverducky

    foreverducky New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    7,756
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    United States
    I remember seeing a little girl with those big noise cancelling head phones...sure it didn't wipe out the fireworks totally, but it helped. She was all smiles.
     

Share This Page