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  • On Apr 26, 2020
    Destini from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can you take a baby or a 1 year old to the park

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Destini, you’re as welcome as can be to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your 1-year-old or babies of any age with you on your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! There’s nothing like visiting the Disneyland Resort with your little ones for the first time. I can’t wait for you to make special memories together! The Disneyland Resort is my favorite spot to take my three little Mouseketeers, too, and I’ve been bringing them with me since they were infants. I do have a few suggestions to make your visit with little ones a bit easier, Destini. 

    For starters, I recommend getting familiar with the Baby Care Centers, located in both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. These Centers are the perfect spot to feed, nurse, or change your little one. You’ll also find handy vending machines inside these Centers, selling baby necessities like diapers, wipes, formula, and more. You can find the Disneyland Park location at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., and the Disney California Adventure Park location on Pacific Wharf. 

    Next, I recommend wearing your little Mouseketeer in a baby carrier, so you can be hands-free, and keep your baby nice and snug with you on attractions. Speaking of attractions, I’m happy to report that there are plenty of family-friendly attractions you can enjoy with youngsters of all ages! The best way to view these attractions is by filtering the attractions list by “Any Height” under the “Height” drop-down. Currently, there are 64 attractions inside the parks that don’t have a minimum height requirement. Some of my family’s favorite attractions from this list include Casey Jr. Circus Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, Disneyland Railroad, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, “it’s a small world”, Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure. 

    As for attractions with lap bars, (such as The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure and Peter Pan’s Flight) your baby will be required to fit under the bar on your lap. I have been asked to flip my babies to a forward-facing position (if they’re in the baby carrier) on some attractions with a lap bar. However, on attractions with bench-style seating (such as “it’s a small world” or Jungle Cruise) your baby should be able to face you on your lap, if that’s more comfortable in a baby carrier. 

    Last but not least, if you happen to be traveling with your spouse or a Guest age 14 or older, you may want to take advantage of the Rider Switch service, which allows Guests with children who don’t meet the height requirement to take turns enjoying attractions. This is my favorite way to make sure parents don’t miss any fun! In my opinion, no trip to Disneyland Resort is complete without a ride on Space Mountain!

    I hope this information helps, Destini. Please stop by with any additional planning questions… I’m all EARs!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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