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A Guide to Walt Disney World Resort with Young Kids

Magical Memories for Tadpoles

A Guide to Walt Disney World Resort with Young Kids

Our Favorite Things about Visiting Walt Disney World® with Littles

  • Disney offers everything they already love … princesses, pirates, jedis and Mickey … in person!
  • The magic is real!
  • There are tons of activities especially created for ages 0–5.
  • You can stay on-site for a seamless experience or stick close by and get easy transportation to the parks!
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Things to Consider when Visiting Walt Disney World®

  • How do I save as much as possible? Order from and get maximum savings. Go on non-peak days and sign up for our newsletters for flash deals and upcoming sales.
  • How do we see everything we want to see? Let us help you plan your family vacation! Check out our Walt Disney World® Quick-Start Guide and our park plans to hop to it!
  • What if my kids don’t remember their Disney trip? We recommend taking lots of photos and bringing along autograph books so they can have lasting mementos of their time.
  • What can I do to help my little one last through the day? Stay on-site and travel quickly from the parks to your hotel for naps or quick refreshers. You can bring your own snacks and bottles into the parks, so there are no meltdowns!

Our Favorite Hotels for Young Kids

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Disney's Art of Animation Resort Disney's Hollywood Studios® Resort Area Value Resort 1850 Animation Way, Lake Buena Vista

  • Fun family suites
  • One of Disney's best-themed pools
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Disney’s Pop Century ResortESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Area  Value Resort 1050 Century Drive, Kissimmee

  • Fun, oversized pop icons
  • Retro dishes at the food court
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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - RiversideEpcot® Area  Moderate Resort 1251 Riverside Drive, Lake Buena Vista

  • Beautifully manicured grounds
  • Swimming in the pool & carriage rides
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Disney’s Caribbean Beach ResortEpcot® Area  Moderate Resort 900 Cayman Way, Lake Buena Vista

  • Lush, tropical landscaping
  • Fuentes del Morro pool!
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Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & CampgroundMagic Kingdom® Park Area  Campground 3520 North Fort Wilderness Trail, Lake Buena Vista

  • Plenty of outdoor fun
  • Access to exclusive pool
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom LodgeDisney's Animal Kingdom® Area  Deluxe Resort 901 Osceola Parkway, Bay Lake

  • Spectacular savanna views, lobby
  • 30 species of African wildlife
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Walt Disney World® On-Site Hotel Benefits for Young Kids

  • Early Access to FastPass+ Planning
    Get first dibs on reserving select shows and attractions — up to 60 days before arrival. Planning your favorite Walt Disney World Resort experiences early means more time for fun with your little ones!
  • Extra Magic Hours
    Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels have the opportunity to enjoy additional time at the four Walt Disney World theme parks. Each day, one of the four theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up to two hours after regular closing.
  • Disney Dining Plans
    Book a Magic Your Way vacation package with a dining plan that fits your travel style and budget. Dining plans let you pre-pay for snacks, Quick-Service meals and Table Service restaurants throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Free Transportation & Parking
    Disney’s Magical Express is a convenient service that transports you and your family between Orlando International Airport and your Disney Resort hotel. Once you arrive, Disney offers free buses, ferryboats and the monorail services throughout the resort.

Helpful Services for Traveling with Little Ones

  • My Disney Experience
    Update or add to your plans both at home and on the go. By downloading the My Disney Experience Mobile app, you can easily see your plans and make quick changes in the parks.
  • Stroller Rentals
    You don’t have to bring your own stroller to Walt Disney World Resort – you can rent one when you get to the parks! Enjoy single-day and multi-day stroller rentals. You’ll find rental locations across the four parks, easily located on guide maps found at each Theme Park entrance.
  • Rider Switch
    Parents with little ones too young to ride don’t have to miss out! Rider Switch allows adults to take turns waiting with youngsters or guests unable to ride. The waiting adult can board the attraction without having to wait in the regular line again when another adult in the party returns to supervise those who did not ride.
  • Baby Care Centers
    When your little one is looking for a break, nap or even a snack, check out one of the Baby Care Centers located across all four Theme Parks. To find locations, check your guide map or simply ask a Cast Member.

Videos to Get Them Excited

Slinky Dog Dash
Toy Story Land Sights & Sounds
Disney's Art of Animation Hotel Tour
Disney's Port Orleans - French Quarter Hotel Tour