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I just arrived back home from a week long trip at Walt Disney World with my 4 1/2 month old and I thought I would write a “quick” blog post while all the information is fresh on my mind. I’m going to write it as it flows out of my brain. Hope you love following along, run on sentences, bad grammer, and all 😉
Okay, so where do I start? ….I stayed at Disney’s Pop Century Resort at the beginning of the trip so I could be close to my sister-in-law and her kids who were staying at Art of Animation. Staying at a Skyliner resort with a stroller is SO convenient. I love not having to fold up a stroller haha (same goes for a monorail resort, loveeee it). When my room was ready, I called housekeeping/guest relations for a pack and play and it came super quick.
I packed only 2/3 bottles in my backpack for the park days. Although I have a nice little freezer stash of breast milk at home, I relied on formula this trip because it was easier and less stressful. There is a baby care center in each of the 4 parks, so I would go there to take a break from the sun, wash a bottle or 2, feed or change her. They have changing tables, nursing rooms, bathrooms, sinks, tables/chairs, and baby items for purchase if you need. Besides Hollywood Studios, because that one is a closet, they are all super cute and a nice little perk Disney provides. I didn’t know where they were located before this trip so I used the Disney app to find them! I changed her in the regular bathrooms a lot too, and I would use these disposable changing pads which were super convenient.
The second half of the trip we stayed at The Riviera, our fav. A skyliner resort, the best, and again convenient. I have used that word I think 5 times already but I am all about convenience. When we couldn’t take the skyliner to a place we wanted to go, we either took the bus or Minnie Van (another personal fav). The Minnie Van service is just unmatched my friends. If you can afford the extra expense, it is the way to go. On top of having great car seats, the cast member drivers are trained in using them! They also provide phone chargers, which is great because mine is always dying haha.
I brought my Uppababy Minu stroller, which I really like. It doesn’t have a lot of storage at the bottom but that always forced me to pack light which I kinda liked. I have the Uppababy Cruz at home and I’m obsessed with it and will also probably bring that on another trip, because I’ll likely be driving. Which speaking of, since I flew this trip and was flying solo, I prefered to check allll my bags and only get on the plane with a backpack and her in the body carrier. Makes it less stressful for me not to have to juggle 10 bags. I usually check her car seat but decided not to bring it this time since I only needed transportation to and from the resort. I requested an Uber with a car seat which was about $50 one way. Ubers with a car seat are only required to provide one for ages 2 and above so once it connected me to a driver I called and asked if they so happened to have one for an infant. I took a chance and it worked out but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. Maybe one day I will check out Mears shuttles, I hear they accommodate infants. But again, I usually have my car seat and probably will next time.
One mistake I wont be making next time is forgetting my baby carrier when going to the parks because I didn’t realize how many buildings you can’t bring a stroller into. I forgot it on a long Epcot day and I think I am now as strong as Luisa because of how much I carried Hallie. So don’t make the mistake I did. Here’s the carrier I currently use, and I love it!
There’s probably so much more I can add here but I wanted to make it short and sweet. If you have any questions you can ask them below and I’ll be sure to answer!
Nothing beats bringing your baby to Disney for the first time, especially with your best friend who you met there 10 years ago on the Disney College Program. It was truly a full circle moment for me and something special I will never forget.
See ya again real soon Mickey.