One Uncle Goes Viral After Sharing Realistic Video of What It’s Like to Take a Toddler to Disney World

Toddler at Disney World


Anyone who has ever traveled to Disney with a toddler knows to expect the unexpected. From unplanned wardrobe changes to spontaneous naps,  toddlers are going to do what toddlers are going to do. One viral Instagram video proves that’s absolutely true. 

Instagram user @philwaukee helped fulfill his 3-year-old niece, Maliah’s dream of going to Walt Disney World (which pretty much makes him “Uncle of the Year” in our book), but he made one big mistake- he planned a park day on the day they flew in. 

I can’t fault him. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and forget that sleep is a necessary thing. In fact, I’ve made a much bigger error- I planned Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on the day my toddler, and I flew in. It went…basically just like you imagine it went: 

Toddler Disney

Credit: Jill Bivins

The Instagrammers oversight, however, produced some adorable results. He carried his “Sleeping Beauty” through Magic Kingdom and woke her up so that she could see the castle. In the video, he said, “we are here, and that’s all that matters.” he was all smiles as he niece slept soundly in his arms. In the video’a caption, he wrote, ““My respect for parents just went up a few levels! I may not be a parent yet, but I have a niece and she was my plus-one while we toured the parks. We had a 6 a.m. flight from Milwaukee to Charlotte and then to Orlando. Maliah was so excited to see the Princess Castle, and she talked about this moment for weeks. Finally, the time arrived, and I’m not even sure she will remember anything, but it was great. Traveling with kids is hard. Much respect for those parents out there in the world.”

Disney toddler

Credit: Instagram/@philwaukee

You can check out the adorable video here. Fair warning, though, you might experience cuteness overload! 


About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.