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  • On Oct 5, 2009
    Melody from GA 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 will be taking a week long trip to DW after Christmas with a 17 month-old. We will be staying at the AKL. Any advice or helpful links for items to include when we pack and the best way to plan our visit?

    Hi Melody!  It sounds like you are planning a very exciting trip for your family this year!  The Animal Kingdom Lodge is a beautiful resort and you will love seeing the animals grazing outside your window!

    When traveling with small children it is quite a task to bring everything you think you might need.  Many people use local businesses to rent strollers, car seats, and other equipment for their stay.  Please click HERE. You will be able to get a crib at the resort but I suggest you bring extra port-a-crib sheets with you.  You will have a small refrigerator in your room and the store in the lobby will have some basic needs in the way of snacks and juices and drinks.

    I suggest you look on line at as a possible link to pre order some needed things to have delivered to the resort when you arrive.  They carry all kinds of baby and toddler needs from diapers to foods and just about anything you can think of.  It is a great service that I have used in the past and knowing that you don't have to fill your suitcase with diapers and other needs is a great relief.

    When packing please remember that the weather can be cool during that time and pack layers for your child and yourself.  Take wraps for early mornings and evenings that you can take off when the sun warms up the mid days!  The baby care centers in each park will have supplies as well as a few items of clothes if you need something during the day.
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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