Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 13, 2010
    Carlene from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Would it be safe to take my 4 month old on the Animal Kingdom safari tour? Would I be able to leave his stroller somewhere before boarding?

    Hi Carlene,

    My youngest daughter first rode the Safari at 3 months old in my arms. The ride is in open-air safari type vehicle as you can see in this photo: HERE. It can be a bit bumpy at times, as you are riding on a dirt road. To me, that is half the fun as it makes it very authentic. There are even a few spots that intentionally jostle you around (I won't spoil it for you). They recommend that adults sit on the outside edges of the bench seats, with children towards the middle. When holding an infant, you'll want to sit towards the middle of one of the rows.

    There is stroller parking available. In fact, you can leave your baby in the stroller through a lot of the line. Part way in, there is a "no strollers beyond this point" area and there are Cast Members who will park your stroller for you. Once exiting the ride, you'll see the parking area and you can retrieve his stroller at that point.

    No two Safari rides are ever the same, and you will likely see different animals if you go in the morning versus the afternoon. It is hard to describe the look of wonder in a child's eyes when she first sees a REAL giraffe crazing in the fields, or the excitement when she spots a big elephant "like Dumbo". If I were you, I'd ride it twice...starting and ending the day on this captivating ride.

    Have a Magical vacation,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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