• On Jul 10, 2015
    Kathy from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi I've been going to Disney a lot of times. I may know a lot of things but I'm going there this year with my boyfriend and 2 year old daughter for the first time. Any advice on what to bring or I can't remember if there is a splash pad

    Hi Kathy,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for your question! I totally understand how you feel! I had visited Walt Disney World Resort several times before I was a Mom and it really was “A Whole New World” when I went with my son for the first time.

    The first thing that I would recommend that you do would be to take a look at the Planning for Pre-School Kids and Little Ones page. There, you’ll find lots of tips, planning guides and ideas for making your visit with your little girl even more magical!

    As for what to bring for a day in the parks, I’ve found that having the following things on hand has really made our visits go that much more smoothly: diapers (if she isn’t potty trained yet), wipes (so useful after eating), sunscreen, a hat, boxes of raisins, an insulated sippy cup filled with ice before you leave (just add water or juice for a perfectly cold drink), and a change of clothes and/or swimsuit. 

    If you’re staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, many of them have splash pads or water areas for the little ones to play in. One of my son's favourites is the Schoolyard Sprayground at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. The Theme Parks also have some really great water play areas for little ones to cool down, like the Casey Jr. Splash ’N' Soak Station at Magic Kingdom Park. Be on the lookout for other ones! Sometimes they aren’t well indicated on the Theme Park Guidemaps, like the ones near the Test Track Cool Wash, or the little fountains near Mission Space.

    Have a Magical Day!

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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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