My husband and I are annual passholders and have been for 6 years. When I first got pregnant, I couldn’t wait to take my little one on his first Disney trip. So at 3 months young, we made the trip to my very favorite place and I’m so happy we did!
Although we were undoubtedly met with comments like “he’s too young” or “he won’t remember it anyway,” we were prepared and ready to take him.
Here’s why you should take your little one (when you’re ready):
Rides and Attractions: You can take your baby on the majority of the rides and attractions at Disney. We met characters, rode rides and explored many indoor areas of the park. If you have your heart set on a ride with a height restriction, let the Cast Member at the front of the attraction know that you’d like to do a rider swap. Rider Swap is where a member of your party waits in line for an attraction and the other member(s) wait with the baby. When the first person is finished riding, the other member(s) of the party can ride without a wait.
All of the firsts: The first picture with Minnie and Mickey, the first time on Main Street, the first time seeing Cinderella Castle — There are so many firsts to enjoy with your little one.
Baby Care: Baby Care centers are located in each park and are convenient places to change and feed your baby. It’s also a great place for downtime or to cool off.
Seeing Disney through Someone Else’s Eyes: As an adult, we see and explore things differently than a baby or child. We hurry to complete our fastpass and then quickly get in line for the next attraction, but you tour WDW a bit differently with a little one in tow and often that can allow you to explore overlooked details. Seeing a smile on your baby’s face when something simple catches his eye or being a part of your little one’s first character interaction when the character gushes over your baby can bring a different kind of joy to a parent.
I hope this has given you some insight on what our experience was like and if you’re thinking about visiting the parks with a little one in tow, remember to take it slow and enjoy the smaller details!