Girl at Disneyworld
  • On Feb 18, 2023
    Sam from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Bringing my 1 year old to Disneyworld for the first time. We are planning to only do one park, which one would be best for her? For the stroller, I know I have to leave it for rides, but if we are ride sharing, can we have the diaper bag in line?

    Welcome to planDisney, Sam!

    How exciting to be bringing your 1-year-old to Walt Disney World for the first time in forever. There's nothing quite like seeing the magic through their eyes. I brought each of my two kids when they were 1-years-old and so I think I'm in a good position to answer your question.

    Personally, I think Magic Kingdom Park is the best theme park for little ones. There are many attractions that your little Mousekteer can enjoy. I've put together a list of kid-friendly attractions for you:

    • "it's a small world."
    •  Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
    • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
    • Jungle Cruise
    • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
    • Mad Tea Party
    • Peter Pan's Flight
    • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
    • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
    • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
    • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
    • Walt Disney World Railroad
    There are also lots of opportunities to meet beloved characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Elena, Rapunzel, Tiana, Ariel, Minnie, Goofy, Daisy, Donald Duck, and more!

    Your little Princess will also love the Festival of Fantasy Parade, Cinderella Castle, and (if she's still awake) Happily Ever After. Here's a tip: Get your daughter some noise-canceling ear muffs for the fireworks. My kids are sensitive to loud noises and these allow them to enjoy the nighttime spectaculars.

    When it comes to Rider Switch, you'll tell the Cast Member at the ride entrance that you'd like to use Rider Switch. They'll then allow one of you to wait in line whilst the other parent stays with your child. Once the first person experiences the ride, you can swap and the second parent will be able to board the attraction without having to wait in the regular line again. Therefore, you won't actually wait with your child in line so there's no need to bring the diaper bag with you.

    Speaking of diapers, if your baby needs a diaper change, or needs feeds, or simply needs a break from all the stimulation, check out the Baby Care Center at Magic Kingdom Park, which is between The Crystal Palace and Casey's Corner.

    I hope that's helpful, Sam! Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney. Please come back if you have any other questions. Have a great trip!

    Mike
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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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