So, a little bit ago, there was a rant then went around online about a women who was very upset about the childless millennials taking away from families at Disney. As a millennial that is also a mom I found this hilarious. Maybe she was having a bad day, maybe she was drunk, but to me I felt the post was not necessary. I mean sure, she’s allowed her opinion, everyone is but I love going to Disney both with my child and without. So I decided to write a post on the differences being a childless millennial at Disney and being a mom at Disney. I didn’t want to do a pros/cons list because I just wanted to more point out that it can be great to be at Disney either way. Now I know some may contradict each other, but that’s because there are good points for going to the park alone and with your child. So I’m not listing these to see if one wins out, I’m just posting to see the differences between the two. And once again this is MY OPINION, so if you don’t agree, then that’s fine. I’m not tacos, not here to please everyone.
PRO for childless millennial: You get to ride what you want to ride. You don’t have to worry about height restrictions, or if someone will be afraid to ride something. It helps for if there are rides you haven’t done in a while that you want to ride.
PRO for being a Disney mom: Getting to ride kid rides and see how excited they get. Riding the carousel 5 times because your child gets so happy on it is just wonderful. Getting the small world music stuck in your head because your child has to ride it and see all the colors is worth it.
PRO for childless millennial: No stroller. Now as much as I love bringing my child, having to not maneuver a stroller through the crowds is great. I don’t know if people just have no awareness or what, but they stop right in front of you, don’t move when asked, so it gets very annoying and therefore not having one is pretty nice.
PRO for Disney mom: character experiences. Now yes you can go see characters as an adult and it’s super magical. But when you can take your child to visit a favorite character and you see their face light up when they recognize them and run to them to give them a big hug, it’s enough to make your heart melt.
PRO for childless millennial: Timing. You don’t have to worry about naps, or bedtimes. You can be at the parks as early or as late as you want. Get there at rope drop and stay all day until fireworks if you want.
PRO for Disney mom: Baby care centers. Now I’m assuming they won’t turn you away if you don’t have a baby, but I mean it would be a bit creepy. The baby care centers were saviors for us when we have taken Cameron. One big thing I also loved was that they had regular bathrooms too. And although Disney is good about keeping their bathrooms clean it was nice to use one that probably doesn’t see the high number of people every day.
PRO for both: The memories. You make different memories every time you go to Disney. They may be good or bad depending on who you are with. I have some amazing memories going with family, going with friends, going with my husband, going with my daughter. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you’re 1 or 100, if it’s your first trip or 1000th, it shouldn’t matter if you are there with kids or yourself, Disney is a place for everyone. I repeat Disney is a place for EVERYONE and if you are there and enjoying yourself it shouldn’t matter who you are or aren’t there with. And those who think they should get to pass judgement on others should be thrown in the moat around Cinderella castle.