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  • On Sep 12, 2018
    Ashleigh from CA Asked

    When bringing an infant on a ride like peter pan, do they have to be in an infant carrier, or do you just hold them?

    Hi there, Ashleigh!

    I’m so glad you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this question. You’re going to make so many magical memories with your little one at the Disneyland Resort! If there is no minimum height requirement or an attraction is advertised as being for “any height,” then it’s safe to hold your baby on your lap to ride. Check out the theme park attractions list online. It can be sorted by age interest, height requirement and thrill level so you can plan which ones you want to experience with your little one.

    If you enjoy babywearing, feel free to bring your baby carrier along. I have been able to keep my babies in their carriers on most attractions that can accommodate little ones. On attractions with lap bars (such as Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan’s Flight, and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure), safety procedures require that the baby fit under the bar on your lap, and I’m sometimes asked to flip the baby to a forward-facing position if there is a lap bar. I am typically not asked to remove my daughter from a carrier or switch her to forward-facing on attractions that have bench-style seating, such as “it's a small world,” Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

    The Baby Care Centers will be a helpful resource for you. They provide full-size changing tables, high chairs, private nursing spaces and baby food prepping areas. You can find the Baby Care Center in Disneyland Park at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., next to First Aid. In Disney California Adventure Park, it’s next to Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in Pacific Wharf. I hope this helps you plan a pixie-dusted vacation, Ashleigh. Please visit us again with any other planning questions you may have!

    Wishing you magic,
    Courtney
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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