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  • On Feb 17, 2024
    Alicia from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What park is best for a family with a 5 month old

    Hi there, Alicia, and welcome to planDisney!

    Some of my most treasured Walt Disney World Resort memories were when my little ones were infants. My older son’s first visit was to Magic Kingdom Park when he was only a few weeks old, and my younger son’s first trek was to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park when he was six months old. You won’t regret experiencing the Disney Parks with a little one in tow. 

    Magic Kingdom Park has the most attractions with little-to-no minimum height requirement. So, I will always recommend that theme park over the others for families with young children. However, any of the four theme parks (or water parks!) have special experiences for the entire family to enjoy with the youngest of Mouseketeers. Also, keep in mind that Guests under the age of three can visit the theme parks for free! So, it’s the perfect time to visit as many of the destinations as possible. 

    My next pick would be Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park because of its easygoing vibe. My kiddos love nature and having the opportunity to watch animals in their habitats. Not to mention, this theme park has the coolest play areas that even your infant will enjoy hearing the laughs of the older children playing. 

    All four theme parks have Baby Care Centers, so no matter where you decide to go, you have access to these spots to feed, rock, and change your little one. These locations were lifesavers for me when my boys were younger. 

    AN EXTRA GEM: If there are multiple older Guests in your party who want to ride a more thrilling attraction that your 5-month-old child can’t ride yet, use Disney Rider Switch. It is my family’s tried-and-true way to ride attractions while someone stays behind with the baby. The cool part? The person who stays behind can then ride the attraction via Lightning Lane access once the first party returns. You can set up this perk by seeing a friendly Cast Member at the front of an attraction’s entrance. 

    Alicia, I hope that you and your little one have the BEST time exploring all that the Disney Parks have to offer. You are in for a real treat watching the Disney magic through their eyes. If you have any additional questions, please revisit us here at planDisney. 

    Magic always, 
    LeAndra
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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