A lot of parents believe that there’s no reason to visit Walt Disney World with their babies simply because they won’t remember anything from their trip. While that might be true, it doesn’t mean that you have to wait until the pre-school years before you plan your first trip to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and the other parks.
As a matter of fact, there are plenty of things that parents can do to enjoy a fun-filled vacation with their babies. After all, no-one ever said that Disney World is just for kids, right? If you are looking to travel to Disney this year and you have a baby or small children, here are just a few things that you should keep in mind.
10 Kids Under 3 Are Free
Let’s face it: visiting Walt Disney World, regardless of what season it might be, is a very expensive trip. In fact, it takes many families years before they can save up enough money to visit all four theme parks with their kids.
So, why not take advantage of the parks while your kids are still free? That’s right! Kids under the age of 3 are free of charge at the parks. Seeing how the prices of tickets are getting more and more expensive each year, that’s a pretty nice saving! You’d also be surprised at how much fun a 2-year-old can have at Disney, too.
9 Take It Easy
Just because you are at Disney, that doesn’t mean you have to go on every ride and rollercoaster to make the most out of your trip. As a matter of fact, you should take it easy, especially if you are carrying your child with you.
There are so many things that can also easily hold your baby’s attention while you check out the different attractions, too. They say it's an experience for all ages, and that's just what it is!
8 Meet And Greet The Characters
One of the most exciting things about visiting Walt Disney World, for both parents and children, is getting to meet their favorite characters. From Mickey and Minnie to the Disney princesses and so much more, you can chat, ask for an autograph and have your picture taken with your baby, too!
Not only does it make a great keepsake, but it’s a lot of fun, too.
7 Explore The Different Countries At Epcot
A lot of people who visit Walt Disney World will agree that Epcot isn’t just for kids, but for adults, too! One thing that many moms and dads love is getting to explore the different country pavilions.
You can have a cup of tea in England, have the best steak this side of the border in Canada or eat and drink tacos and tequila in Mexico. And yes, your baby can come along for the ride, too. There are tactile little experiences and activities they'll love along the way.
6 Kids Eat Free, Too
Many Disney fans will also agree that eating all of the different treats and exploring the restaurant scene at Walt Disney World is also a part of the fun. However, little do some people know that kids actually get to eat free with their parents, too.
That's right. If the costly meals in certain areas of the parks are a bit of a barrier to entry for you, they needn't be where your little one is concerned!
5 Baby-Friendly Hotel Suites
One of the great things about Walt Disney World is that the company really does go above and beyond for every single guest, with the babies included. Every detail is considered to make sure that your stay is as enjoyable and as accommodating as possible.
For Disney, keeping families happy is a huge priority and they take it very seriously. The accommodation allows some quiet time for napping little ones and fun time for older children.
4 Don’t Lose Your Stroller
While renting a stroller seems like a great idea, guess what? You are not the only one who has thought of it. Anywhere you go you can expect to see a sea of strollers and yes, a lot of them are going to look the same, too.
The last thing you want to do is accidentally take someone else’s stroller with their belongings still in while leaving your own behind. Yikes! Just as you do with your suitcase at the airport, make sure yours is recognizable!
3 All The Baby Essentials You Need
When you travel with children, there’s always a good chance that you might leave something behind. If it’s not your own toothbrush, than it might be a set of diapers, baby wipes, ointment or anything else you might need for your little bundle of joy.
Don’t worry, though: Disney has got you covered and in more ways than one. If you forget something, there’s a good chance you can find a replacement at any one of the Disney properties. They're well equipped!
2 Carry A Baby Sling
While renting a stroller (or even bringing your own) might seem like a good way of getting around, it might also become a huge hassle, especially if the parks happen to be crowded during your visit.
If you have a small baby, consider bringing a baby sling or carrier to keep your tot close to you while you walk the parks. Remember, if you're visiting during peak times, there's going to be very little sidewalk room to spare!
1 Just About Every Hotel And Park Is Stroller Friendly
With the above said, don’t forget that just about every hotel and park that is part of Walt Disney World’s property is stroller-friendly. Seriously, when we say that the Disney “imagineers” have thought about everything, we weren’t kidding.
They want you to focus on the fun, not the burden of traveling with small kids. You're on a vacation at the Happiest Place On Earth, after all, so just keep all of these things in mind and you'll all have a fantastic time!