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Conquering Walt Disney World with a Baby!


Traveling with a baby can seem extremely difficult and a lot of work, but we have good news! It doesn’t have to be! With a little extra planning traveling to Walt Disney World with a baby can be just as easy, if not easier than traveling with big kids! 


Making a Resort Room Feel Like Home 

Cribs and pack & plays are available free of charge when staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. Let your travel expert know that you would like one and they’ll make sure to get a note added on to your reservation. A pack and play will be brought to your room by housekeeping along with a fitted sheet. We cannot recommend staying at a moderate resort or a deluxe resort enough when traveling with a baby. Moderate resorts have a curtain separating the vanity area from the sleeping area. Behind that curtain there is plenty of room for a crib or pack and play. The curtain does an amazing job at creating a dark space for mid day naps. Deluxe Resorts provide extra space and a balcony that gives you an additional area to hang out for a midday nap! For a baby who is used to sleeping in their own room, a villa or suite is an amazing option that gives you plenty of extra space. 


Bring some of the creature comforts that you use at home with you on vacation! If you use a noise machine at home, bring one with you. A slumber pod is also an amazing investment if you find yourself traveling frequently with a baby who needs a completely dark room to sleep. 


Strollers 

While strollers are available to rent in the park, they are hard plastic and far from comfortable. Traveling with your own stroller is always a great decision because it’s a relaxing, familiar space for your baby. If you find yourself running short on space or flying, renting a stroller from an outside company is an amazing affordable alternative. There are several vendors in the Orlando area that rent all different types of single and double strollers from CityMini’s to Bobs. Most of these vendors also include a rain cover and the option to add on a snack tray with your rental. When packing for your trip don’t forget to bring a D ring or mommy hook, this will allow you to attach cups, popcorn buckets or shopping bags to your stroller. Another must pack item is a stroller fan, we highly recommend one that is rechargeable.


Baby Care Centers

Each park has a Baby Care Center with all the supplies you could possibly need and potentially have forgotten, available to purchase. They also have a room full of changing tables to make diaper changes a breeze, a dark and quiet nursing room, a sink, water dispenser for bottles and almost everything you could think of! Some baby care centers have high chairs and even a room with a TV to occupy the big kids. They’re also a great place to sit and relax in the air conditioning on a hot day to take a little bit of a break from the park. 


Can Babies Go On Rides? 

Any ride without a height requirement can be ridden by a baby! While yes you will have to hold the baby on your lap and facing outward if there is a lap bar a baby can ride quite a bit! Some rides a baby can even be inside of an infant carrier like a Tula or Ergo. 


Rides without Height Requirements

Magic Kingdom 

Fantasyland: Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Mad Tea Party, Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaid, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Prince Charming Regal Carousel - if you have a child who cannot sit unassisted you must be seated with them on a bench, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Peter Pan’s Flight, “It’s a Small World”

Liberty Square: The Haunted Mansion, Liberty Square Riverboat, The Hall of Presidents

Adventureland: Swiss Family Treehouse, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, The Country Bear Jamboree, The Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean

Frontierland: Tom Sawyer Island 

Tomorrowland: Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Astro Orbiter, Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress


EPCOT

Spaceship Earth, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, Living with the Land, Journey into Imagination with Figment, The Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival

The World Showcase: Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Frozen Ever After, Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros 


Hollywood Studios

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Walt Disney Presents Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream, Toy Story Mania!, Muppet*Vision 3D, Vacation Fun-An Original Animated Short, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy


Animal Kingdom

Pandora: Na’vi River Journey

Africa: Kilimanjaro Safari, Festival of the Lion King, Wildlife Express Train

Asia: Feathered Friends in Flight 

Discovery Island: It’s Tough to be a Bug! 

Dinoland U.S.A: Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!, Tricera Top Spin

 

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