Mom with infant
  • On Mar 24, 2022
    Alexandra from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can a family of 5 stay at Port Orleans French Quarter, the one child is 2 and will be in a crib still

    Hey there, Alexandra!

    Welcome to planDisney from a fellow Buckeye.  Have you told your kids about your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation or are you planning a big surprise?  Personally, I always lean towards keeping our visits a surprise for my kids.  Not only do I love the pure joy and excitement on their faces when they find out, but it also keeps me from answering, "Is it time yet?!", every 10 minutes for months –– that definitely makes it a win in my book!  

    As a mom of four, I know how challenging it can be to find hotel rooms that work for our family when we travel.  I've got some great news for you, though –– while your 2-year-old will need to be listed on your reservation at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, a child under the age of 3 doesn't count towards the room occupancy limit.  That means you'll have no trouble booking a room at the Resort for your family of five during your upcoming stay.

    Experiencing Walt Disney World with a 2-year-old is lots of fun, but it can also be a challenge, too.  While they're starting to enjoy some independence, big crowds and long days mean the safest and least-tiring place for kiddos this age is usually in a stroller –– that's why I like to plan some time to let my little ones stretch their legs and run free. Two of my favorite spots to do this are at Magic Kingdom Park. Right in front of The Plaza Restaurant and Casey's Corner outdoor seating areas, you'll find grassy areas, fondly known as the "Hub Grass".  This is a great spot to let kids roam, and as an added bonus, it's the perfect place to get some pictures with Cinderella Castle in the background.  

    The other spot I recommend –– which even my older kids enjoy –– is the playground inside the queue for Dumbo the Flying Elephant.  This play area features spaces for kids of all ages to climb and explore, with plenty of seating for grown-ups.  And the best part? It's air-conditioned and out of the elements!  After you enter the line, you'll be given a buzzer that alerts you when it's your turn to ride, but if your little one isn't quite ready to go, you're welcome to stay and play a little longer.

    Thanks for visiting planDisney, Alexandra!  If you think of more questions before your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit, I hope you stop by again –– I'm always here to help!

    Have a Magical Day,
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