Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 12, 2009
    Valerie from GA 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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    We will be visiting WDW in Oct '09 with our 12 & 9 year old. They have visited before. However, we have a baby who will be10 months old when we visit. I was wondering if there are any suggestions for maintaining a happy baby and happy pre-teens.

    Hi, Valerie!  The good thing about babies at that age is they are usually happy, no matter what!  There are so many things to see and do at Walt Disney World that even if your older children are riding something the baby is too small to ride, I always found something entertaining for my smaller ones to do - watch the rides, browse the gift shop (which is great in the heat), or even hop on something else, if it's not too crowded.

    Many of the rides at the Magic Kingdom are family friendly, so there is quite a bit you'll be able to take the baby on with the older kids.  It's a Small World, The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and just about everything in Fantasyland is great for the whole family, and even the baby might enjoy Buzz Lightyear and the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Store.

    It can be tough to have kids with such varied ages - I know!  But Walt Disney World is one of the best places to go to please kids of all ages!

    Have a great trip!
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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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