• On Sep 20, 2018
    Gina from MO 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.

    Should we pack floaties for our toddlers or does the resort have them available for small children either to use/rent or buy?

    Hi Gina!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How fun that you're bringing your Mouseketeers to Walt Disney World Resort! There is nothing quite like experiencing the Most Magical Place on Earth with your child. Pro Tip: Take advantage of Disney's PhotoPass Photographers - these professionals are stationed all around the World (well, the Walt Disney World). As a parent it's so nice to be present for the memory making, both by being in the photos and by not having to be the one to worry about getting the perfect shot. They'll even take a picture with your camera if you'd like!

    Planning some pool time in to your Disney Days is a great way to let the littles get some wiggles and giggles out! Disney's Resort Hotels do provide life jackets in various sizes for all ages. (The really soft foamy kind.) These are found near the gated entrance to the pool area on a life jacket rack. In my experience life jackets have always been plentiful. My son first met Mickey at 14-months-old, and I did bring our circular pop-open baby raft as I was worried the life jackets would be too big on him. There isn't a pool rule specifically against floaties and other small pool toys, and our float seemed fine to have as no one called us out about it. Bigger giant inflatables, however, are not allowed. I would pack your own as your resort may not sell the specific floaties your children use back home.

    Most resort hotel pools have children's splash areas, or a shallow kiddie pool. Bring a few water-safe toys for these areas, like a dive stick or even a plastic cup to dump water. Pro Tip: The bigger pools are heated to 82 degrees year-round. However, depending on your resort hotel, the children's pool may not be heated.

    I hope this helped, Gina, and We'll See You Real Soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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