Mom with infant
  • On Jan 3, 2020
    Christa from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be at the parks in May. We will have a 9 year old, 7 year old, and 8 month old. Am I able to bring in a small cooler for my babies food? Also, are there areas I can go to breastfeed him?

    Hi Christa!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! May is a great month to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. The weather tends to be favorable and there are many fun happenings, like the 2020 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. The Gardens and Topiaries are stunning. My kids love spending time in The Goodness Garden Butterfly House Presented by GoGo squeez and they love getting to play with other kids at Bo Peep’s Playtime Training Ground at the Test Track walkway.

    We always bring a soft side cooler with reusable ice packs into the Theme Parks to keep our water and snacks cool. Coolers must be smaller than 24 inches long x 15 inches wide x 18 inches high. If the cooler exceeds those dimensions, they will not be permitted. So, feel free to pack your small cooler with baby food!

    One of my favorite things about traveling to Disney with a baby is that I could take full advantage of the Baby Care Centers. Located in each of the four theme parks, Baby Care Centers are fully staffed and offer a changing room with tables, women’s restroom, kitchen with a sink and even a microwave! You can nurse in private in a relaxing rocking chair, and there is even a feeding area with highchairs. Each center is fully staffed and extremely clean. They even have a main room with a television and seating in case the rest of the family plans to wait while you feed and change baby! I loved that these centers were quiet, calm, and cool. It offered a nice and often much needed break from the theme parks.

    One Last Mom’s Panel Tip: Don’t forget to take advantage of the Rider Switch Service. This service is available at select attractions at all 4 Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Before you enter the ride queue, ask the Cast Member for a Ride Switch. The members of your party who are riding first (“Party 1”) will enter the ride queue and enjoy the ride while you (“Party 2”) wait with whomever is not riding. After “Party 1” exits the attraction, then they will take over supervising the non-riding children/guests, while “Party 2” enjoys the attraction without having to wait in the regular queue a second time. “Party 2” may bring up to 2 other Guests back to enjoy the attraction with you, so your other children will be able to ride with you if they choose. Only 3 guests are allowed per Rider Switch Pass.

    I hope that you have the most magical time!

    ~Heather
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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