Tuesday’s Tip- Traveling with Preschoolers

Have you ever wondered if you’re crazy trying to take your preschool aged child to Disney World?  There is magic for children of all ages at Disney, including magic for your preschool aged child!  In fact, Disney has put together an entire PDF brochure to guide you to a magical trip with your preschooler!

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Click Below to print your own copy!

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Tuesday’s Tip- Using the Baby Centers at the parks

High chairs, changing stations, formula, baby food, and toddler sized toilets… these are all things that you can find at the Baby Care Centers at Walt Disney World’s four theme parks.  Disney World is a place for families, including those with young children.  To make travel easier for all families, they have these centers to accommodate those with younger children.

In each Baby Care Center you’ll find the following

  • Private rooms with rocking chairs for nursing mothers
  • Changing room with tables and a unisex bathroom
  • Feeding area with high chairs
  • Kitchen with a microwave, oven, and sink
  • Main room with television, table, chairs, and sofa
  • Toddler sized toilets
  • An on-site shop that offers formula, baby food, juice, diapers, wipes, sunscreen, over the counter medication, and clothing for purchase.

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Where are these baby care centers located?

At the Magic Kingdom you’ll find the baby care center between Casey’s Corner and the Crystal Palace (just left of Main Street USA as you head towards Adventureland)

At Epcot you’ll find the baby care center in the Odyssey building.  This building is right in between future world, and Mexico, in the World Showcase.

At Animal Kingdom you’ll find the baby care center next to Pizzafari.  To to the left of the tree of life to get to Pizzafari, pass it, and it’ll be on the left.

At Hollywood Studios you’ll find the baby care center located in at the front of the park located in the guest relations building.

Worried about cleanliness?  No worries at all, each changing table is equipped with disposable paper liners, and dedicated Baby Center cast members will be ready with paper towels and other clean up supplies if necessary.

While you’re allowed to nurse your baby anywhere you like, these areas are air conditioned and equipped for all of your baby needs.  This includes pumping.  In each of  nursing rooms there are electrical outlets for you to plug in your pump.

Do you have an older child that you’re worried about what to do with them while you are taking care of the little one?  No worries, the toddler can relax in the small main lounge area.  On the tv you’ll find Disney movies, as well as books and coloring pages in the lounge area to keep them entertained.

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Tuesday’s Tip- Rider Switch

Are you traveling to Disney with younger children?  Do you still want to ride some of your favorite rides?  Disney offers a Rider Switch program that allows parents to take turns riding while the other stays with the child or children who are too short to ride!

My best friend and her family were able to take advantage of the Rider Swap this past summer when they traveled with their two sons (Eric and Katie= Parents, Micah was 4 and a half at the time, and Jacob was 1 year old) So we will use the Duncan family as our example!

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Micah had JUST met the height requirement for Star Tours and as a budding Star Wars fan he was super excited to ride.  What to do with his one year old brother… that was the question.

When they got to their turn in line they simply took advantage of the Rider Swap program.  Micah and Eric  rode Star Tours while Katie and Jacob stayed behind.  Then Eric was able to take Jacob, and Micah and Katie were able to ride Star Tours.  Micah LOVED it because he got to ride it twice!

Here is how Disney outlines “How to Use Rider Switch”

Rider Swap Instructions on Disney Website

Rider Swap Instructions on Disney Website

Here is a list of Rides that offer Rider Swap

Magic Kingdom

Big Thunder Railroad, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Stitch’s Great Escape, Goofy’s Barnstormer, Tomorrowland Speedway

Epcot

Mission Space, Soarin, Test Track

Hollywood Studios

Rockin Roller Coaster, Star Tours, Tower of Terror

Animal Kingdom

Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids, Primeval Whirl

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Her planning services are free of charge and she can help you plan your trip from beginning to end!

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