Mom with infant
  • On Sep 18, 2022
    Kaleigh from TN 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, I will be staying oct 1st-8th. I am a breastfeeding mama and will be pumping during my stay. I am reading the the refrigerators in the rooms do not have freezers, correct? I will need to freeze ice packs for in the parks.

    Hiya Kaleigh,

    Welcome to planDisney, mama! I am super excited to help answer your question today, and I hope we can get you ready for your vacation! I’m a new mom and am also researching how to have the most magical vacation with the littlest Mouseketeer, including breastfeeding.

    Except for Deluxe Villa Resorts (which include freezers), depending on which Walt Disney World Resort Collection you are staying at, you can expect either an in-room refrigerator or a small beverage cooler. The fridges are excellent for keeping things cool, but you are right; they are not equipped to freeze ice packs. Most of the fridges come with a small freezer compartment but in my experience it doe not maintain the temperature enough for your needs.

    But don’t worry yet, there may be a solution for you! Though not guaranteed, some of my fellow panelists have told me that Bell Services may be able to store your labeled ice packs overnight in their freezer so you can have them for your park days. However, as I mentioned, this is not guaranteed, so I highly recommend reaching out to a Cast Member about your specific resort hotel before you depart so you can work on preparing an alternative plan should you need one.
    In case you were curious, my current plan B for my trip is to bring a soft-sided cooler with me and then pack my ice packs in resealable bags. Then I will keep the ice packs frozen by refilling the resealable bags with ice from quick service locations (you can always ask for cups of ice at any counter service location for free). It is not perfect, but it should do the trick for a limited time.

    I hope this was helpful, Kaleigh! Please come back and see us if there is anything else I can do!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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