• On Jan 10, 2017
    Kate 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.

    We want to plan a trip to WDW for Dec 2017 to celebrate our son's first birthday, but we're not sure what he'll like then. Do you have any tips on general crowd pleasers for infants? Restaurants, rides, entertainment, Christmas, etc

    Greetings Kate!

    What a practically perfect way to celebrate your little prince's first birthday! I'm thrilled to hear about your magical visit and even more excited to help you begin planning his special day!

    Wonderful resources can be found on the Planning with Pre-School Kids & Little Ones page of the Walt Disney World Resort  website. From sample itineraries, to age appropriate rides and attractions to even information about the Baby Care Centers (see the video), the site is full of great information! At that age my kiddos loved Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, "it's a small world" and many other rides and attractions including parades and shows in all of the parks.

    They were also a little apprehensive at meeting their favorite Disney pals, so we found Character Dining was a great way to ease them into it. This way they had a little more time to feel comfortable with meeting characters. You can even request a special "Celebrate Today" cake!

    Other fun activities you may want to look into are a First Haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop and because you will be visiting in December, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. 

    I'd love to help you plan more for your son's special day, so if there is anything else we can do, please ask! 

    Happy Planning, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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