EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 30, 2013
    Medora Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be coming next week with a 9 week old infant. We are debating which parks to go to (we can go to two), and I'm wondering which parks are the best to attend with an infant? Which have the most shade/tree cover, calm rides or shows? Thanks!

    Hi Medora,

    We first took our daughter to Walt Disney World at seven months old, so we considered the best way to enjoy the parks with a baby. While I think that you would find enough for your baby to be happy with at any of the parks, since you can only do two, I'm going to recommend Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot.

    Magic Kingdom Park is truly magical with a baby. Rides which you may enjoy with your baby include Peter Pan's Flight, Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover, Jungle Cruise, or a ride on the Walt Disney World Railroad. We have taken our daughter on "it's a small world" on every trip we've ever gone on, and it amazes us how her look of wide-eyed wonder taking in all of the sights on that ride have not changed since she was a baby. There are many shows at Magic Kingdom Park, some of which may not be geared to infants, but which you might enjoy while your baby rests with you. These include Hall of Presidents and Carousel of Progress.

    Some people think that Epcot is not for young children, but I disagree. It was the first park that my daughter ever visited. The great thing at Epcot, especially in Future World, is that once you get into a pavilion you can stay there for a while, keeping the baby happy and cool. Attractions that your baby might enjoy at Epcot include Spaceship Earth, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Journey into Imagination with Figment, and Living with the Land. These are all gentle enough for an infant.

    Whichever parks you do visit, be sure to take advantage of the Baby Care Centers. These are located at each park and include a private nursing room, large changing table areas, and a space for young children and parents to relax and take a break.

    Have a great time with your baby at the parks, Medora! Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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