Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 20, 2015
    Dana from GA Asked

    I will be traveling to WDW for the first time with a 2.5 year old and 5 month old. What do you recommend for strollers? What tips do you have for going with a toddler and a baby? Thanks!

    Hi Dana, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for your question! We visited the Walt Disney World Resort with our little guy for the first time when he was almost 6 months old, and we've visited twice with our little guy when he was 2 1/2 years old. During these visits, we learned some pretty essential tips and tricks about travelling with little ones!

    First, I would really recommend renting a double stroller from a Disney Featured Provider, rather than using the Stroller Rental service in the Theme Parks. I don't find that the hard plastic strollers that they have for rent at the Theme Parks aren't great for babies or smaller toddlers. It also might be cheaper for you, depending on the length of your visit. You can get a list of the Disney Featured Providers in the link I provided above - we've had great service from Kingdom Strollers. If you're used to using a baby carrier, I would also recommend bringing it with you, as I found it more convenient than a stroller, especially for certain attractions. 

    Second, I cannot emphasize the importance of heading back to your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room for a nap in the middle of the day. If you're staying off-property, make sure that your hotel is close enough to allow you to return for a nap. What works for us: we shift our little guy's nap schedule over by an hour or two (nap at 2:30 rather than 12:30ish, for example) so that he can stay up to watch the fireworks and other nighttime entertainment... his favourite part of any Disney Day!

    Finally, don't forget to check out the Baby Care Centers during your visit and the Planning for Pre-School Kids and Little Ones Guide for more planning tips!

    Have a Magical Day, 
    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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