• On Sep 29, 2018
    Stacia from CO 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 are taking out eight month old with us to the parks next week. I am wondering what park policy is when it comes to babies on rides. I would feel much more comfortable with the baby strapped to me in her carrier...or does she have to sit on the seat?

    Hello, Stacia!

    You'll be happy to know first of all that infants are welcome on any attraction suitable for guests of any height. This means that even without utilizing the rider switch service, you and your baby will be able to experience dozens of Walt Disney World attractions.

    The baby will never be required to take a seat of her own. It is fully expected that someone so small would be riding on your lap. As far as utilizing the carrier, it's fine for attractions without a lap bar, such as "it's a small world" or Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Attractions with a lap bar, however, may require you to put the baby forward facing on your lap.

    I also wanted to mention the fabulous Baby Care Centers. With comfortable changing tables, high chairs for feeding, a quiet room for nursing or pumping, and all sorts of baby related necessities available for purchase, it's a perfect infant oasis in each theme park. I know lots of moms who just pop in to cool off and have a bit of quiet time with their infant before heading into a busy ride queue or to rock a baby to sleep before grabbing dinner. 

    Have an absolutely wonderful time sharing the magic with your teeny, tiny princess!


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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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