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Taking a Baby to Disney World – 10 Things You Should Know

Entrance Line

10. Lines Since everybody knows it’s impossible to explain “waiting patiently” to an infant, long lines can sometimes be hard. Most lines have interesting things to look at and touch, which is a helpful diversion. Pack distractions like pacifiers, small toys, or food/drinks in a light cross body bag (you’ll want a big bag for ALL the day’s stuff, but ...

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Taking a Baby to Disney World – 10 Things You Should Know

Disney Characters

9. Characters If you’re looking for cute photos with Disney characters, beware that some characters have poor visibility inside their costumes and will choose not to take on the liability of holding infants. For “fluffy” characters it’s usually a good idea to just hold your baby yourself in the photo. Some face characters (like princesses) might hold your baby if ...

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Taking a Baby to Disney World – 10 Things You Should Know

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8. Hair Cuts In the Harmony Barber Shop on Magic Kingdom’s Main Street, babies can enjoy their first haircut in style. To document the memorable event, the first haircut package comes with a certificate of bravery and a pair of Mickey ears. The visit will cost you $25 (just a few dollars more than the cost of the Mickey ears) ...

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Taking a Baby to Disney World – 10 Things You Should Know

Sunblock

7. Sun Protection Florida sun is intense, and guests from northern states can sometimes underestimate how quickly it burns. Be sure to pack hats, sunglasses, and lightweight clothing for infants and utilize stroller canopies at all times. My personal favorite for sunscreen is ThinkBaby SPF 50 for its ingredients and quality of coverage.

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Taking a Baby to Disney World – 10 Things You Should Know

6. Baby Gear One of the biggest hassles of traveling with an infant is all the STUFF they need! If you’re having trouble fitting everything into the trunk, there are some options at Disney. Cribs and bottle warmers can be reserved at your resort. Formula and diapers can be ordered and delivered. Check out this article for ten great pre-order options ...

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Taking a Baby to Disney World – 10 Things You Should Know

Strollers

5. Stroller Rental Strollers are available for rent in all of Disney parks. They are rugged and utilitarian and have a canopy. However, for small babies I personally think they are too uncomfortable, especially assuming a probable nap time in the stroller. If you cannot bring your own stroller due to space constraints, there are outside rental companies that you ...

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Taking a Baby to Disney World – 10 Things You Should Know

Expedition Everest

4. Rider Swap If you do want to ride one of the “big” rides (i.e. one with a height restriction such as Expedition Everest, Space Mountain, etc…) Disney has a wonderful service called Rider Swap. Just approach the cast member at the ride’s entrance and notify them that you’d like to use rider swap. One adult will then ride while ...

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Taking a Baby to Disney World – 10 Things You Should Know

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3. Attraction Access Yes, infants are restricted from certain rides for safety reasons. However, there are many rides and shows that are accessible with babies. If it’s a slow-moving ride or a show, babies are permitted. (A front carrier is ideal in most situations.) Check your My Disney Experience app ahead of time for any rides with a height restriction.

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Taking a Baby to Disney World – 10 Things You Should Know

baby care center

2. Baby Care Center All Disney parks are equipped with a Baby Care Center where parents will find everything needed to care for their infants: a cool place for feedings, changing tables, microwaves, and necessities for purchase. Locate the Baby Care Centers on a park map or by asking a cast member.

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