• On Jan 21, 2017
    Michael from NY 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.

    My family and i are looking to travel to disney next december with an 18 month old. Any suggestions on where to stay that would best accomodate traveling with an infant? Should we bring our own stroller? Are ticket prices less with an infant?

    Dear Michael,

    Thanks for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your terrific question about traveling with your little one!

    The great news is that Walt Disney World Resort is among the most accommodating vacation destinations when traveling with young children, and your 18 month-old is sure to have a wonderful time! The best part about traveling with a child who is less than three years-old is that they are completely free when it comes to ticketing. Your toddler won't need a ticket to enter at all! They must be on your reservation, however, so definitely be sure to include them. The same holds true for the Disney Dining Plan if you choose to use it, in that your 18 month-old will not require a Dining Plan at all (but still must be included when making dining reservations). 

    Even though they don't require a ticket, that doesn't mean that there aren't a lot of attractions that they will enjoy! Every one of the four theme parks has plenty of opportunities for the youngest Guests to explore and ride. Another tip for you - each of the parks has a Baby Care Center, where you and your child can rest or cool down if needed. 

    All of the resort hotels on property are very accommodating to infants and toddlers, and using Walt Disney World Resort transportation means that you won't have to worry about getting from location to location while juggling your child's needs. You can either bring your own stroller from home or there are plenty of rental stroller opportunities when you arrive!

    Have a magical trip! 

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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