During my daughter’s first year, we visited six states and two countries. But our most baby-friendly trip was to Walt Disney World and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. We didn’t even bring her car seat. They’re unnecessary (and often not allowed) on Walt Disney World transportation, including Disney’s Magical Express free airport shuttle for hotel guests.
At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, rooms are large and baby-friendly. Furniture and ledges have rounded corners, most electrical outlets are out of reach, loose items are minimal, and bathrooms are big enough to fit the hotel Pack ’n Play. My daughter loved crawling around the pool’s splash zone, and the hotel is just one monorail stop from the Magic Kingdom. It was easy to pop in and out of our room for naptime. At the Magic Kingdom, baby-friendly attractions like It’s A Small World, Enchanted Tales With Belle, Prince Charming Regal Carousel, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh mesmerized my daughter. She giggled meeting Disney Princesses like Cinderella and Ariel and danced during street parties and parades.
Adults can take turns riding attractions and watching the baby without having to wait in line twice. My family took turns riding Avatar Flight of Passage and Expedition Everest while my daughter napped in her stroller. Plus, all Walt Disney World theme parks have a Baby Care Center equipped with a private nursing room with rocking chairs; feeding area with high chairs; kitchen with microwave, oven, and sink; changing room; and shop offering all the baby essentials. Best of all, children under three don’t need park tickets. — Karla Bruning, Run Karla Run