A Disney vacation with toddlers can be a magical experience, but it requires some careful planning to ensure everyone has a great time. Enchanted Destinations agents are well-versed in making your experience magical – even throughout the terrible twos and threenager years!
Choose the Right Park:
Consider the age-appropriateness of each park. Magic Kingdom is often the most toddler-friendly, with many attractions suitable for young children.
Plan a Flexible Schedule:
Toddlers have unpredictable needs and energy levels. Plan a loose itinerary, and be flexible with your schedule to accommodate naps, snacks, and breaks.
Toddlers often adore meeting their favorite characters. Check the schedule for character meet-and-greets and plan to attend during times when your toddler is typically more alert and cooperative.
Use Rider Switch:
If you have older children who want to go on rides that your toddler is too small for, take advantage of the Rider Switch option. One adult can wait with the toddler while the others ride, and then you can switch without waiting in line again.
Take Advantage of Baby Care Centers:
Each Disney park has a Baby Care Center equipped with changing tables, nursing rooms, and feeding areas. These centers are great for taking a break and attending to your toddler’s needs.
Bring Snacks and Drinks:
Toddlers can get hungry and thirsty quickly. Pack a bag with your toddler’s favorite snacks and a refillable water bottle to keep them satisfied between meals.
Consider renting a stroller, even if your toddler is a good walker. Disney parks involve a lot of walking, and a stroller provides a comfortable place for your little one to rest.
Bring Comfort Items:
Pack comfort items such as a favorite blanket, stuffed animal, or pacifier to help your toddler feel at ease in unfamiliar surroundings.
Capture the Magic:
Document your trip with plenty of photos and maybe even consider a Disney-themed autograph book for your toddler to collect characters’ signatures.
Be Mindful of Parade and Show Times:
Check the schedule for parades and shows. Toddlers often enjoy these colorful and entertaining performances, and it can be a good way to take a break.
Know the Height Requirements:
Our agents can help you to familiarize yourself with height requirements for rides to avoid disappointment. Disney has a variety of attractions suitable for toddlers, but some have height restrictions.
By planning ahead and being flexible, we can help you to create a wonderful Disney experience for your family! We love helping families plan their dream vacations and create magical memories sure to be treasured for years to come.