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  • On Jul 23, 2019
    Alexis from NJ Asked

    Hello! I'm visiting DisneyWorld for the first time with my family of 5... (hubby, 5 and 7 year old daughters. And 6 month old infant) I'm so stressed! What do I need? What should I expect...how do I make this trip stress free with a little infant

    Hi Alexis!

    Don’t stress! I know that it can feel overwhelming at first, but I have some tips to help feel organized and under control!

    * You can’t do it all or follow every perfect Pinterest idea, so don’t feel you have to! Narrow your plans down and be like Elsa with the rest; “Let it Go!”
    * Download the My Disney Experience App on your smartphone.
    * Make any desired Advance Dining Reservations for table service meals before you go.
    * Know that you can have a perfectly delicious vacation if you only do Quick Service Dining, so don't worry if you can’t secure that perfect reservation. Keep checking in case something opens up!
    * Reserve FastPass+ selections as soon as you are able, 60 days before check-in for resort Guests and 30 days in advance for off-property Guests. My fellow Panelist, Korliss has some great recommendations in this answer!
    * Consider purchasing Memory Maker to capture all those magical family moments, and so that everyone can be in the picture!
    * Pack Smart! I carry a backpack with daily essentials like sunscreen, small snacks, zip-top baggies for leftover meal items, an extra outfit for the little one, disposable rain ponchos, autograph books and a pen, and a backup battery for my phone. Most items can be purchased in the parks if you find yourself in need.
    * Babies can be the easiest travelers! They are portable, they don’t ask you to buy them things, and they don’t fight with their siblings! Check out the great advice from this Moms Panel Monday on taking an infant to Walt Disney World.
    * Utilize the Baby Care Centers, located in each theme park for a quiet and cool place to take a break, feed, change a diaper or purchase baby items.
    * Take advantage of Disney’s Rider Switch Service so that both you and your husband can experience all the thrills even if the baby can’t!

    Most of all, expect to make magical memories with your family, Alexis! I hope this helps, and please let us know what other questions you have as you plan your visit. We are here to help!

    - Kate

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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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