Five Tips for Taking Your Infant to Magic Kingdom
We were nervous about how to make the most of our day with an infant and a toddler, but by doing the following we had a great time:
|Babywearing on the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel|
- Use a baby carrier instead of a stroller. I used our Ergobaby and it worked perfectly. I was able to get on and off the rides with more ease and navigate my way through crowds with no issue. And it was fun! I loved cuddling with my Big Guy all day.
Doll Baby, our toddler, spent the day walking or on Daddy's shoulders. She did really well (no meltdowns!) and was too excited to take her afternoon nap. A second baby carrier would have come in handy if she had wanted to nap.
- Fill a backpack with baby supplies for the day. Since we didn't use a stroller with storage space the hubs wore a backpack. Note: If you run out of baby supplies don't panic - there is a Baby Care Center in Magic Kingdom that includes an on-site shop.
- Arrive before opening. If driving, set your alarm early and make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes before the park actually opens.
- Use FASTPASS. Standing in long lines with a screaming baby is not my idea of a good time. To avoid this, we primarily stuck to FASTPASS rides. Note: You can't get all of your FASTPASS tickets at once. The bottom of your FASTPASS ticket will indicate the next time you are allowed to get another one.
FASTPASS rides for kids of any height:
-Dumbo the Flying Elephant
-Peter Pan's Flight
-Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid
-The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
-Jungle Cruise (my favorite!)
-Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
FASTPASS is also available for meeting Mickey Mouse and the Princesses at the Town Square Theatre.
- Arrive before opening! I can't stress this enough. The longer you wait to arrive, the longer your wait will be for FASTPASS return times.
Chuck Norris put the magic in Magic Kingdom.