Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 3, 2013
    Agie from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am traveling with my 3 year old and 6 month old in July (I know- not my first choice of times!). We are going to MK for 2 days and staying off-property. Any tips on doing the parks with an infant and seeing the most in 2 days during busy July? Thanks!

    Hi, Angie!

    Not to worry!

    My first trip EVER to Walt Disney World was with my 3-year-old and 6 month old. You can do this!

    In addition, I'm a teacher, so our visits to WDW are usually during the crowded, hot summer months, but this, too, can be done well...with a little extra planning. (No worries! You can do this!)

    First, look at Little Ones at Disney Theme Parks, which includes many fantastic tips.

    Take advantage of the Baby Care Center at Magic Kingdom, located near bathrooms  and First Aid, next to The Crystal Palace. You'll find a room with changing tables (plural form!), an eating area with high chairs as well as older sibling-sized chairs and tables, family-friendly Disney shows on TV and a Nursing Mothers room. Wow.

    Begin at park open when it is cooler; heat-related thunderstorms roll in later in the day. Table Service meal? Book for 2 or 3 p.m.; everyone will be ready to sit down in air conditioning, get off their feet for an hour by that time. You'll feel refreshed and ready to enjoy more park time once you are finished.

    Let the 3-year-old arrive in a bathing suit / rashguard top and pool shoes, then spend time at Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station. (Bring a head-to-toe change of clothes for the ride home.) Visit by 10 a.m. and revisit often.Visit air conditioned rides at least every other ride; bring wide-mouthed, refillable, sealable bottles for ice/water PER PERSON in your group, refilling at meals. Bring a water spraying fan or purchase one in the park. Keep BOTH kids in strollers with sunshades and enjoy a popsicle between meals.

    Send more questions as you think of them, Angie! I'd love to help you all stay cool this July in WDW!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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