Mom with infant
  • On Nov 26, 2021
    Jennifer from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, we are planning to take our 1 year old in January and I am worried about how he will react on rides the first time. Does anyone know if you are allowed to wear a child in a carrier on the rides?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Jennifer. I'm so excited to hear you're planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! And with a little one in tow! Your family is sure to make lots of magical memories together.

     As a mom of three, one of the most important parenting lessons I've learned is that all kids are different. My sons just loved seeing Disney Characters at Character Meet and Greets and Character Dining Experiences, so I completely expected that my daughter would too. I was wrong! She was 11-months old when she experienced her first Disney vacation, and she screamed in absolute terror any time she saw a Disney Character. The precious Character interactions I anticipated for her on that trip did not happen!

     That all said, you're right - you won't know how your little guy will react to attractions ahead of time. To answer your question, yes, you may certainly wear him in a baby carrier on family-friendly attractions. I recommend using the baby carrier as a backup and trying to ride a few attractions without it first. When my kids were that little, I'd hold them on my lap or I'd sit them next to me and put my arm around them. Hopefully, your son will be like my kids and he'll just love being immersed in the magic of Disney storytelling! You may even find that he enjoys the "dark" attractions like Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. We found that our babies and toddlers had no frame of reference yet to be frightened on those types of attractions!

     Did you know there's a conveniently located Baby Care Center in each of the four theme parks? The Baby Care Center is the perfect place to take your little guy for a quiet feeding or diaper change!

     I hope this was helpful, Jennifer. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! We'd love to help you plan a magical stay.

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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