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  • On Jul 8, 2019
    Brandon from KY Asked

    Hello, I am looking to book a vacation next year with our babies. One will be almost 2 & the other almost 1. Is there a lot of things for them to do at that age. I haven’t been to Disney in 10+ years.

    Hi Brandon,
    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks for stopping by with your question.

    I'm so glad to see that you're already thinking about plans for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation-this will ensure that you have the best time with your little ones.  A little planning goes a long way for your upcoming visit.

    So much has changed since your last trip! Let's start with the basics.  Do you have the My Disney Experience App downloaded onto your smartphone and have you created your own My Disney Experience account? This is the basis for all your plans while visiting, so go ahead and do that if you haven't done so already.

    There are so many things your family can experience together while at the Walt Disney World Resort.  The Magic Kingdom Park has more than 20 attractions that have no height requirement.  My friend Jamie summed up the height requirements in this great Disney Parks Blog post (while it is a bit dated, the information is still accurate for the attractions that are listed). You'll note that there are links for EpcotDisney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom within the post.  Should you have a question about an attraction that has opened since this post was published, check out the My Disney Experience app, as you can find minimum attraction heights there.

    One of the biggest changes that has been made since your last visit is the addition of the FastPass+ system. The previous FastPass system relied on physical tickets for the return to your favorite attractions; the new system allows you to make reservations for a specific time slot prior to your arrival.  If you are staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you may make your FastPass+ selections for your entire trip 60 days prior to your arrival starting at 7 am Mickey Time (that's Eastern time). If you are staying off site, you can make your FastPass+ reservations 30 days in advance.

    Advance dining reservations (if you are interested in having meals with your favorite Disney characters) are open 180 days prior to your arrival for the length of your stay if you're in a Walt Disney World Resort. All other guests may book 180 days in advance.

    Finally, I'd like to let you know about the Rider Switch Service. If you and your partner would like to experience some of the more thrilling attractions, you may do so and just swap the babies and take turns.

    Brandon, is your head spinning yet? It's a lot to take in, but our team here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel is ready and waiting for all of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning questions! Come on back and see us if you have more questions.

    Best Wishes,
    Amy S.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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