So you may be thinking “My baby is way too young for Disney” but it’s just not true! Disney is for families of every age and size! You should absolutely bring your baby to Disney and we give you great tips on how to make the most of your baby’s Disney vacation!
One of the most common misconceptions I hear about babies at Disney World is: But he/she won’t be able to ride anything while we’re there. Not true! In fact, babies can ride most things at Walt Disney World. The short answer is that babies can ride anything without a heigh restriction. Let’s break it down by park!
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Carousel of Progress
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Enchanted Tales with Belle
it’s a small world
Liberty Square Riverboat
Mad Tea Party
Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor
Peter Pan’s Flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
Prince Charming Regal Carousel
The Haunted Mansion
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
Walt Disney World Railroad
Plus stage shows and other non-ride attractions like Country Bear Jamboree and the many parades of the Magic Kingdom.
So that leaves: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Tomorrowland Speedway, The Barnstormer, Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train and Stitch’s Great Escape the only rides babies can’t enjoy at Magic Kingdom!
Ellen’s Energy Adventure
Frozen Ever After
Gran Fiesta Tour featuring the Three Caballeros
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Living with the Land
The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Turtle Talk with Crush
Plus stage shows and other non-ride attractions like The American Adventure!
Babies are excluded from Soarin, Mission Space, Test Track, and Sum of All Thrills at Epcot.
Disney Jr. Live on Stage!
For The First Time In Forever
Muppet Vision 3D (though this may not be too fun without the 3D googles!)
The Great Movie Ride
Toy Story Midway Mania
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
Plus stage shows and other non-ride attractions like Beauty and the Beast and Indiana Jones!
At Hollywood Studios babies can’t ride: Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster or Star Tours.
It’s Tough To Be A Bug
Wildlife Express Train
Plus the MANY shows and non-ride attractions at Animal Kingdom including Festival of the Lion King, Finding Nemo the musical, Flights of Wonder, The Boneyard, the Maharaja Jungle Trek and many more.
At Animal Kingdom babies can’t ride: Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest, Primeval Whirl or DINOSAUR.
So there you have it! All the rides your baby can enjoy at Walt Disney World. Have you taken a baby to Disney World? What was their favorite ride?
With my daughter’s first trip to Walt Disney World rapidly approaching I find myself worrying a bit about how preparing for a trip with a baby will be quite different from planning one for just myself! Here are some tips I’ve found to be helpful so far when thinking about baby’s first trip to Disney World.
Because we live in Massachusetts my husband and I prefer to fly to Disney rather than drive. This trip we’re taking Southwest Airlines, which is especially great because each ticketed passenger is allowed 2 pieces of checked luggage. This means the baby can have her own luggage for no extra charge! Packing things like diapers and formula will save us money instead of buying while we’re in Florida (no worries though, if you don’t have room for this stuff in your luggage I’ll still tell you how to get it).
Most Disney hotels will be able to supply a Pack ‘n Play and clean sheets upon request. If this won’t do for your baby there are services where you can rent full size cribs. Baby will only sleep in a bouncer? That’s fine too! Check out A Baby’s Best Friend, they rent both of these things and much more for babies. I’ll personally be ordering an exersaucer and Bumbo seat for our trip, so baby girl has a place to hang out that isn’t mom and dad’s arms!
Photo courtesy of ABBF
Another major piece of gear is a stroller. With all the walking we do around Disney a sturdy, comfortable stroller is a necessity. We’ll be bringing our Baby Jogger City Mini from home, but if you don’t feel like lugging yours to Florida there are several stroller rental services in Orlando that can help you out. Kingdom Stroller Rentals and Orlando Stroller Rentals are two of the Dole Whipped recommended (simply because we’ve used them before!) companies. One thing you may want to consider purchasing ahead of time is a stroller fan. It can get pretty hot in those strollers, and a fan is a good way to keep baby cool!
As mentioned above, because we’ll be able to pack an extra bag we’re going to be packing our diapers and formula. If you don’t have the room in your luggage or simply don’t feel like packing it though, no worries. We here at Dole Whipped have recommended Garden Grocer before for groceries, but they also carry many baby necessities. Several brands of diapers, wipes, baby formula, jarred food, and even some medicines are available for delivery straight to your hotel room. We recommend making the order a few days before you leave on your trip because Garden Grocer does fully book for deliveries and you’ll want to make sure these items are there when you arrive!
Have you taken a baby to Disney World before? How was planning different for you and your family?