• On Jan 10, 2018
    Milgrace from BC 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.

    How do you sit with a 1 year old inside a ride with a lap bar? Do you pop your baby in a carrier on your hip or lap facing outwards? Will the lap bar squish their leg? (Rides Like the haunted mansion, little Mermaid ride etc). What’s the easiest/best way?

    Hi, there!

     When my son made his first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort as a 1-year old, he most loved the attractions at every theme park, and we just loved watching his face light up with joy! I am happy to answer your question about sitting with your 1-year old on attractions with lap bars.

     Milgrace, we found we had no problem sitting our 1-year old directly on our lap, facing outward, for attractions with bench seating like "it's a small world," or for attractions with lap bars like Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid. The lap bars are adjustable, so you do not need to worry about squishing your Mouseketeer's little legs!

     I know your 1-year old is going to have such a magical time at Walt Disney World Resort! I have some great suggestions for attractions that are just perfect for little ones!

     At Magic Kingdom Park, be sure to visit Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Each of these attractions has an interactive queue that will keep your little one entertained while waiting to ride. In fact, we had a hard time getting our 1-year old to LEAVE the queue at Dumbo the Flying Elephant! He just loved climbing on the fire engine under the big top. 

     At Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, make Kilimanjaro Safaris a TOP priority. 

     Disney Jr. - Live on Stage! at Disney's Hollywood Studios is an awesome show perfectly designed for Disney's youngest Guests. 

     We never miss an opportunity to visit Nemo at The Seas with Nemo and Friends at Epcot. Make sure to dive right in!

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Milgrace! I'm sure you'll have a magical Springtime visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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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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