• On Apr 22, 2019
    Melissa from WA 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.

    Do I need to bring life vests for my children or does Disney require their vests to be worn?

    Hi, Melissa, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Let's help you get your little Mouseketeers ready for some fun in the sun at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    One of my son's favorite things to do while staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel is playing in the splash-tacular Resort pools. The first time he ever got up the courage to slide down a water slide was during a stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort, and now we can't tear him away from them wherever we are!

    Of course, Disney is Wild About Safety at the Theme Parks and Resorts, so playing it safe while swimming is super important. All swimming pools at Walt Disney World Resort hotels have life jackets available in sizes to fit the whole family. If you prefer to bring your own flotation devices from home, you are welcome to do so. It's entirely up to you, but do know that the life jackets are there should you decide to save space in your luggage and leave yours at home.

    Melissa, it looks like you'll be heading to Walt Disney World in just a few weeks! Will you be checking out the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival while you're there? There are so many activities for kids at the Festival! My son especially loves the scavenger hunts that have become so popular around the Parks. Be on the lookout for Spike's Pollen Nation Exploration - it will keep your little ones busy as bees as they seek out Spike hiding throughout the Park, and they'll get a prize at the end!

    I hope this helps you plan a vacation that's a whole lot of splish-splashing springtime fun, Melissa. Please swim by and see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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