Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 26, 2009
    Kristin from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Will we need to bring booster seats for our 6 and 7 year olds for the plane or the provided transportation from airport and between parks?

    Hi Kristin,

    My boys love to fly on a plane and use the shuttle bus services at Disney World. One of the reasons they like it so much is because they are released from their booster seats. While you may want to check with your airlines, I can tell you that there are specific regulations about the type of car seat that is designed for airplane use. The seat is typically marked that it is within airline guidelines and can be used on the plane. My experience is most booster seats do not fall within these guidelines. My boys have been using the standard lap belt on the plane since they were around three or four. The belt has always tightened quite nicely and kept them snug in their seat.

    When riding Magical Express or the Disney buses, the car seats are not used in the seats and Magical Express asks that you store them below the bus during the ride. There are no seatbelts on the Disney buses to strap in a booster or car seat. If you plan on renting a car, ask the car rental company about renting a car seat, or you could check your booster set with your luggage during your flight.

    Travel light and leave the booster seats at home! Have a magical and safe journey!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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