Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Oct 21, 2022
    Kylee from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This is our first Disney trip with a young child, I'm having a hard time finding if there are any restrictions on what you can bring in a diaper bag, food, bottles, etc.

    Hey there, Kylee, and welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by the panel with your question. Walt Disney World makes taking small children on vacation a breeze! I should know: on our latest visit to the Mouse’s house, my youngest kids were 1, 3, and 5, and we had a blast!

    Kylee, Walt Disney World is all about keeping its youngest Guests (and their parents) happy while they navigate the Theme Parks and has created generous policies to help make all their wishes come true! Guests are allowed to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages into the Theme Parks! To enter, these items must be in non-glass containers and must not require refrigeration or reheating. When going through park security, you can just let the Security Cast Member know that you have food items, and you will be well on your way!

    And I know that I mentioned that the items must not need reheating, but Disney also understands that there are circumstances where you may need to heat water for a bottle or warm up a food item for your little ones in the Disney Baby Care Center. In my opinion, the Baby Care Centers are some of the most underutilized offerings Disney provides for young families! Baby Care Centers are located within all 4 Theme Parks and offer families a comfortable, convenient place to feed, change, and nurse their little ones. Some of the amenities include changing rooms with tables, family restroom facilities, feeding areas with high chairs, and a private nursing room. There is also an area with comfortable seating and a television playing Disney movies for those kiddos who just need a place to decompress. And if you accidentally leave your hotel room without diapers, wipes, or run out of sunscreen midday — no worries! There’s even a small shop in the Baby Care Center where you can purchase these items. I’ve even seen clothes for tiny tots for sale! You can find the location of each Theme Park’s Baby Care Center in the My Disney Experience app or by checking out a park map. And of course, any of the Cast Members in the Theme Parks would be happy to point you in the right direction.

    And lastly, I always like to suggest that you consider bringing (or renting) a stroller. It is by far my family’s most important Disney World accessory! There are plastic strollers available for rent at the entrance of each Theme Park which can be lifesavers for families when those kiddos tire out more quickly than expected. We typically rent our stroller for each trip from ScooterBug, an Authorized Disney Provider for stroller rentals. They will drop the stroller off at your resort and then pick with up at the end of your trip. Renting a stroller that stays with us the entire trip is so convenient and helps make our trips with small children even more seamless!

    I hope this helps, Kylee! The name of the game is flexibility when you’re traveling to Walt Disney World with small children. If you come prepared and keep this in mind, your family will surely have an amazing time! If you have more questions while planning your Disney Vacation, please stop back by and let me know!

    You’ve got a friend in me, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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