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10 Must-Know Tips for Taking Toddlers to Disney World


10 Must-Know Tips for Taking Toddlers to Disney WorldRegardless of if you have one kid, or five, taking your toddler on a trip to Disney World may seem a bit overwhelming at first. After all, with the hand wipes, diapers, snacks, strollers and inevitable tantrums, you may believe your magical vacation is going to be turned into a stressful nightmare.  We have some nifty tips for taking toddlers to Disney World.

Don’t dismay! There are some proven ways to ensure you – and your toddler – have a great time at Disney World and make happy memories along the way.

  1. Start Your Day as Early as Possible

Your toddler, regardless of how well-mannered they may seem, needs a nap. If you get out and about early, you can enjoy rides, shows, and fun while still giving your little one the downtime they need.

  1. Take a Cooler

You can take outside food to Disney and keep your toddler happy and satisfied with snacks on-demand.

  1. Take Your Own Stroller

Choose one that fully reclines. Even your three or four-year-olds will need this. It isn’t recommended to use the ones at the park – they are expensive and don’t recline.

  1. Take a Baby Blanket

This has multipurpose – it can be used for shade, nursing, or even changing a diaper on a bench.

  1. By Souvenirs Before You Go

Souvenirs at Disney are expensive. Save some money by hitting sales at local Disney stores before you go. Stock up on stuffed characters, t-shirts and anything else your child may see and want. Present them a new souvenir each day and they will be happy.

  1. Plan Character Meals

There are quite a few to choose from, so make sure to find out what your child would be most excited about. Some of the most popular include Chef Mickey’s and Winnie the Pooh and Friends buffet at the Crystal Palace.

  1. Consider the “Fright Factor”

Research rides ahead of time to see if they are too frightening for your little one. If the dark is all that they are worried about, take a glow stick or flashlight keychain to calm their fears.

  1. Use ID Tags

Disney World is big. Make sure they have an ID tag on their shoelace or backpack in case they wander off. Also, make sure to point out employees where white nametags and they can help if the child gets lost.

  1. Let them Take a Friend

If your child has a special toy that is comforting, let them take it along.

  1. Take Bubbles and Other “Distractions”

Lines are often long. Keep your little one occupied while waiting with bubbles and other fun distractions. Chances are, you’ll gather a crowd.

Going to Disney World should be a fun experience for everyone. With theses taking your toddlers to Disney World tips here, you can ensure you and your toddler enjoys the experience.

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  1. julie porter says

    I’ve never been to Disney but I would imagine going with a toddler would present some challenges. You have given some great tips for parents who are planning on taking their toddlers to Disney and I think they will help ensure that a good time is had by all.

  2. Sara says

    Hi, Kelley. I’ve never been to Disney World, but growing up in Los Angeles I did go to Disneyland at least once a year.

    I think #5 is such an excellent idea. Giving out gifts each day you’re there…Clever.

    Just tweeted it out to my followers.

    Enjoy your day,



  3. Elizabeth O. says

    When you’re taking kids to Disney, it’s definitely important to have stroller it’s going to make things so much smoother for the whole family and they can nap and rest whenever they get tired too. These are great tips!

  4. Travel Blogger says

    Such great tips! You think it will be the most amazing place on earth and so easy to navigate. But you really do need tips and help to make it truly enjoyable and kid friendly.

  5. Cindy Ingalls says

    Yes, yes to all of these. I would also say don’t be afraid to bring electronics as there is free WIFI. Also use those fast passes. Kids can’t really handle the line waiting.

  6. DogVills says

    We are planning to take our toddlers this coming May to Disney Land and this lists are really helpful.

  7. Kelly Reci says

    Bringing my son to Disney Land is one of my bucket list! now I know what to do and to bring! great tips! thanks for sharing

  8. rika says

    Thanks for sharing these tips.. I really want to take my kids to Disney..

  9. Robin Rue says

    Taking kids to Disney can be tough. I couldn’t imagine taking toddlers!

  10. TColeman says

    I have never traveled to Disney with smaller children. These are great tips of how to do just that!

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