• On Jun 27, 2017
    Alexandrea from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What is the best park to attend for a 8 month old for the first time to get the best experience for the parents and child where we can do the most rides and see characters ?

    Hi Alexandrea!

    Walt Disney World is the best choice for a family vacation for children and adults of all ages. Each of the four theme parks will have many activities and attractions for all age groups.

    When needing to choose just one park for a visit and coming with an 8 month year old I would certainly make the Magic Kingdom the place to go. This park is full of attractions that would appeal to the senses of a young child. Fantasyland will be a focus for you as most of these attractions are easy to load and ride with an infant. Some of my favorites include Peter Pan, It's A Small World, and Winnie the Pooh. But there are so many more to choose from all throughout the park in all of the lands.

    You will know your child best to know what kind of attractions you will be able to enjoy. Certainly character meet and greets will be something you might want to consider to get that first picture with Mickey Mouse and his friends. The Magic Kingdom is full of characters from Main Street on. When you enter the park pick up a Times Guide and it will let you know where each character is and the times you can visit. Also check the characters that are using a FastPass and be sure and book some of those for your trip. If you are staying at a Disney resort you can do this 60 days in advance of your arrival. 

    When traveling with an infant you will want to be aware that each park will have a Baby Care Center where you can rest, feed, change diapers, and buy supplies you might have forgotten. Remember that the weather in Florida is usually hot so keep your child shaded and hydrated and use sun screen for everyone.

    And don't forget the camera. You will want to have picture memories of this special trip to share for years!
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