Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Apr 20, 2010
    Lisa from NC Asked

    Hi Guys...I am also a Disney Mom but have never been to Disney with an infant. My son will just be turning one year when we go this summer..what rides can he go on and any suggestions? Our other 3 sons 16, 14, 8 will be with us and want all to have fun!

    Hi, Lisa!  I think people are always pleasantly surprised at how many things they can do with a baby!  I've had people tell me they postponed their trip until their kids were older because there was nothing they'd be able to do with a little one.  I find plenty!

    I've taken my babies on all of the classics - the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, It's a Small World, and the Jungle Cruise.  We've also ridden with them on Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Aladdin's Magic Carpets.  Everything in Fantasyland is pretty much a go, including the carousel.  You can even ride with an infant on Buzz Lightyear, and the Tomorrowland Transit Authority is a GREAT way to cool off and give the little ones a break from the crowds and the excitement of everything else.

    In the other parks, you'll be able to do things like Ellen's Energy Adventure, the Great Movie Ride, and Kilimanjaro Safari.  You'll also be able to go to any of the shows - even the 3-D ones!

    Don't forget, you can also use the child swap option on some of the attractions the baby is too small for.  This allows the whole family to wait in line once, then when it's your turn to ride, one adult goes while the other holds the baby; then the second adult goes when the first one returns.  This is often ride bonus for older kids, as they usually ride along the second time as well!

    Oh - one more thing - the Baby Care Centers are awesome places to help cool off, wind down, and find everything you'll need for the baby!  There is one in each park.

    I hope you have an absolutely wonderful trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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