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  • On Mar 19, 2019
    Kabrina from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do you have any tips for a trip to Walt Disney World with a toddler and a picky eater at that?

    Hi, there!

     Kabrina, I'm so happy to hear you'll be traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort with a little one in tow. It's my pleasure to share a few tips with you!

     Before leaving for some pixie-dusted fun in the theme parks, pack a backpack or large bag to take along with you. I usually pack diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, a change of clothes, a few Ziploc bags (they come in handy for all sorts of things!), ponchos, snacks, and drinks. A stroller is also a must-have!

     Be sure to arrive to the theme parks early in the morning. The first hour of the day is typically the least crowded, and you can experience many family-friendly attractions with little to no wait. Then, begin to use FastPass+ to bypass the standby queues throughout the late morning. Grab an early lunch and head back to your Resort hotel for an afternoon break. Once everyone is well rested, return to the theme parks for the evening. My kiddos, including my toddler, can usually hang in there for the nighttime spectaculars, but we call it a night immediately afterward! They often fall asleep on the bus ride back, so sometimes I'll put them in their pajamas before we board. When we arrive back at our Resort hotel, they're ready to be placed right into bed!

     One of my kids is a picky eater too. We include a few Character Dining Experiences that feature buffets in our plans. The buffets always have a kid-friendly section that has picky-eater staples like chicken tenders and pizza. At other Table-Service restaurants, the Servers often offer alternatives for my picky eater that aren't listed on the menu. It never hurts to ask!

     Kabrina, please let me know if you have any other questions. I'd love to help you plan a magical visit!

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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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