Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 15, 2015
    Alisia from PA 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, We'll be flying to Orlando to take our almost 2.5yo girl for her first trip to Disney. Any must-haves for the packing list? Also, how busy crowd-wise should we expect the week after the Princess races (late Feb) to be?

    Hi Alisia! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    When my family vacations I plan for two outfits per child per day (think drips from yummy ice cream, or spills from squeezing a juice box a little too tightly.) I also always bring two pairs of sneakers in case a pair gets wet or a shoe gets lost. I also always bring a pair of water shoes for playing by the pool or at the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station at Magic Kingdom Park. I bring a light blanket and jacket for us to use in the park for those cool morning and evenings. Some of my other important things to pack are a thermometer and Motrin. There have been many trips that my kids were teething or caught a cold with a fever by the end of our stay. We also like to take our own stroller because sometimes you just need a familiar place to sit and relax!

    When I pack my diaper bag for our park days, I make sure to include a change of clothes, diapers, wipes, Wet Wipes and hand sanitizer for when you are in a pinch, a spill proof cup, and snacks.

    Some other great suggestions from my fellow Disney Moms include: Gallon Size Ziploc bags (use to keep things dry or use for wet things), sunscreen, lollipops, and consider purchasing a pair of noise cancelling earmuffs (Peltor is the brand a lot of us use) to lessen the noise from loud shows and fireworks. Also don’t forget to take advantage of the Baby Care Centers. Here you can change a diaper, use a private restroom, take a break, and even purchase some items that you may have forgotten or run out of.

    Lastly the park levels should be manageable around your trip. A great place to check out projected crowd levels is

    I hope you have a magical vacation filled with memories to last a lifetime!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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