Little girl on dad's shoulders in front of Cinderella Castle
  • On Jul 6, 2022
    Birju from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I'm going to Disney for the first time and bringing my wife and two kids, one is 2 years old and the other is 8 months. We are coming december 21-26th. Where is the best hotel to stay for 2 kids under 2, and what activties do you recommend?

    Hello Birju! Welcome to planDisney!

    Your first trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth is sure to be an incredible one! I've taken all three of my children while they were babies and toddlers and I never tired of watching their faces light up at the sites, sounds, and character friends all around them.  I feel like as long as you're prepared to take breaks, go slow and be on their schedule, it's easy to have a fun and magical day in and out of the Theme Parks and all around the Resort. 

    I've stayed at quite a few of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels and I've loved each and every one for different reasons. I think if I was in your position and had to choose the best one for an infant and a toddler I would see if it was in my budget to stay at a Magic Kingdom area Resort that is right on the Disney Monorail line. These Resorts include Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. While they all have vastly different theming, one thing is true for all three - they're beautiful and convenient to the Park that you'll probably be spending the most time at! 

    Magic Kingdom is just a quick walk or Monorail ride away from each Resort, meaning you can head back for nap time or a dip in the fantastic Resort pool.  Strollers, which I'm sure you're planning to rent or bring, don't need to be folded up on the Monorail, so your baby and toddler can stay sitting comfortably throughout your ride. Each Resort also has both quick-service and table-service dining locations, some of which include Character friends right at breakfast or dinner!

    You'll be excited to learn that every one of the four Theme Parks has attractions and shows with no height requirement, meaning your entire family will be able to enjoy these rides together. At Magic Kingdom, you can sail around the globe on "it's a small world", at EPCOT your toddler might really enjoy The Seas with Nemo & Friends, our little one loved Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Festival of the Lion King is a favorite of every Guest who sees it!.

    Beyond rides and shows, you'll also find Parades, Cavalcades, and Character Meet & Greets for your little ones to enjoy.  If you book a Theme Park View room at your Disney Resort, watching the nightly fireworks from your Guest room balcony could be the most magical part of your stay.  

    I hope you're getting excited about your vacation! Please come back and see us again if you have any other planning questions!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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