Skip Navigation LinksHome >> Planning >> Kid Stuff Thursday, January 18, 2018 E-mail Us   
 
 Guide for Guests With Young Children 

Traveling with toddlers is easier than ever at Walt Disney World Resort if you plan ahead, pace yourself and take advantage of the many added conveniences for children ages 5 and under.

Tips for tots:

  • Plan to arrive to the parks early and take a break in the middle of the day for lunch and afternoon naps (for parents and tots). Head back to the theme parks in the late afternoon after everyone is well rested and ready for more fun.
  • Baby Services locations are ideal for moms with infants. Located at all four Disney theme parks, the private rooms offer comfortable seating and low lighting for nursing mothers, feeding rooms with highchairs, bibs, plastic spoons and diaper changing rooms. Baby-care products such as disposable diapers, pull-on rubber pants, formula and teethers are for sale.
  • No need to pack up all the baby gear for a trip to Disney. In-park stroller or Babyjogger rental ($5 a day) makes traveling through the theme parks easy. Reserve cribs in advance at one of Disney's resorts. Bed guardrails are available upon request.
  • In-room baby-sitting services or on-property child care facilities are a great option for parents looking for a night out without junior. For more information, contact 407/827-5444.
  • "Kid Switch" policy gives both mom and dad a chance to enjoy the latest attractions without the wait. Here's how it works. One parent waits in line with a small child while the other parent rides the attraction. The first parent returns to the loading area and takes the child while the second parent rides.
  • While youngsters are typically captivated by all of Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to seek out attractions and activities which are appropriate for little ones. (Some attractions may be too spooky for tykes.) Sure hits: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh; It's a Small World; Dumbo, the Flying Elephant; "Voyage of the Little Mermaid"; "Tarzan Rocks!"; Mickey's Toontown Fair; and The Boneyard, plus daily parades.
  • If available, choose a seat located near the back of attractions for a quick exit.
  • There's baby-changing stations in all bathrooms, including men's and family restrooms.
  • Most Disney restaurants offer children's menus, plus crayons and coloring books to keep kids entertained. Character dining -- where a cast of characters visits your table while you eat -- is a great way to introduce little ones to Disney characters. For more information or to make reservations, call 407/WDW-DINE.
  • Be prepared for the Florida sunshine. Bring extra sunscreen, a hat, umbrella, plus a jacket for chilly, air-conditioned theaters.
  • Stay in a Disney hotel. It's more convenient and allows early entry into select parks each day.