Disney World with a Baby and a Toddler
Thanks to Disney World for providing us tickets to explore the parks and special bonus for having an extra day from amazing family friends! This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
Disney World is HUGE. With Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, I could probably spend a month park hopping and still miss some things!
We had two days to spend at the parks and wanted to get the most out of it all. With a baby and a toddler, this mean being prepared and planning.
Tip #1: PREPARE – Google is your best friend here. There is so much information out there. From former employees, to season pass holders – find the experts!! Figure out what you want to see and plan it out. You can even set up fast passes, or dinner reservations in advance.
Tip #2: DIRECTIONS – read the map, study the map and have a map with you (I used the APP). If you’re going between parks you’ll want to know where to go. The app also tells you wait times, so you’ll want to know where you’re going if you plan to find the rides with shorter lines.
Tip # 3: BABY PROOF – Snacks, naps, water, sunscreen, bottles, diapers, wipes, change of clothes – make sure you have everything the kids will need. A trip back to the hotel is the last thing you’ll want to do!
Tip # 4: TRANSPORTATION – for the kids not you. A good stroller and baby carrier is a must. The GB Pockit is perfect, with a compact fold, you can even take it on the rides if you need to! The Lillebaby airflow is the perfect carrier. It will keep you guys cool and allows for forward facing, in case your little one doesn’t want to miss out on the fun!
Tip # 5: BREAK TIME – don’t rush and take breaks. There are plenty of restrooms for potty breaks and nursing rooms for moms!
We spent time in Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Epcot. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are both great for the little ones! Graydon loved all the little rides, meeting the characters and the magic of Disney! We even did character dining, which was completely worth it!! We spent an afternoon at Epcot, which was so much fun! There is so much to see, and while it is geared towards adults, there are still plenty of things for the little ones!
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