• On Jul 21, 2019
    Tanya from WI 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.

    What kind of floatation device can I bring with me for my 10 month old who weights 16lbs? We are staying at the Art of Animation. Life jackets are too big. I don't want to buy something that will get rejected.

    Hi, Tanya! It sounds like you have some splashtastic days planned at your Disney Resort Hotel! I just returned a couple of days ago from a quick trip to Walt Disney World Resort and can tell you that you will definitely want to have lots of swim time planned with your family! I have some quick tips to share with you to beat that heat, but let's chat about your question first.

    You are more than welcome to bring your own flotation device for your infant to use in your resort's pool. You just need to ensure that it is not large enough to block the view of the bottom of the pool from the lifeguards on duty. They are very focused on the safety of all guests and we just need to make sure they can see all the fins flipping around in the pool. When my daughters and nieces were small, we often used the small floats that they could sit in and had attached canopies to shield them from the sun. Those are perfect for the resort pools.

    Okay, tips for these warm Disney days! Bring your sunscreen, of course, but also bring some well-insulated water bottles. I purchased one that was rated to keep the contents cold for 24 hours and it really did the trick! Fill it with ice before you leave the resort each day. There are a few water bottle fillers across property, but know that you can request a cup of water from all of the Quick Service and lots of snack locations. Arrive early to the parks each day to not only take advantage of the low crowds in the first few hours after park opening, but to get lots done before the hottest part of the day. Plan to do lots of inside attractions and shows midday. Know that there will surely be a great storm sometime in the afternoon. These usually pass very quickly, so head to an inside show and just grab a poncho if needed!
    I hope this helps you have a magical swim day at your resort! Thanks so much for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted adventures!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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