Any vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort is packed with magical moments, but a vacation takes an entirely new turn when traveling with an infant or baby. There are schedules to be considered, planning ahead for meals and bottles, frequent diaper change stops, and much more that can make it seem a little overwhelming.
Obviously, the Walt Disney World Resort is designed for Guests of all ages to enjoy together, and traveling with an infant can actually be an incredibly magical experience. There are plenty of baby care centers, quiet corners, and more to help keep things running smoothly, but Guests might be concerned about experiencing attractions with a baby.
There are absolutely a number of attractions that have height requirements and are not suitable for infants, but there are even more attractions and experiences that are perfect for young babies as they provide visual stimulation, fun music and characters, and plenty to soak in. Here are some of the best attractions that are safe for babies to enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort!
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
The Magic Kingdom has the highest concentration of attractions that are suitable for babies beginning with Dumbo the Flying Elephant in the Storybook Circus area of the Disney Park. This classic attraction is considered by many parents to be a rite of passage and first attraction for many infants, and it allows Guests to buckle up and take to the skies with Dumbo.
Babies will love feeling the breeze on their faces, listening to the circus-themed music, and taking in the sights of Fantasyland and Storybook Circus as Dumbo the Elephant gently rotates. Since there are two seats in each elephant, it’s also a great chance for one Guest to snap a photo of another with the infant in either row to commemorate the experience!
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
Similar to Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin bring Guests on a gentle ride in the sky in the heart of Adventureland. Each vehicle that Guests sit in is shaped like the magic carpet from the beloved Disney animated film, and separate levers can adjust the height that the carpets fly as well as a gentle tilt forward or backward.
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin allows for babies to be seated on an adult’s lap and provides lots of wonderful things to look at throughout Adventureland below. There are also several massive gold camels that are eye-catching and occasionally spit, making them very entertaining for little ones.
Peter Pan’s Flight
One of the most beloved attractions for Guests of any age at the Walt Disney World Resort is Peter Pan’s Flight in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. The attraction sprinkles Guests with pixie dust and allows them to experience the joy and magic of flying high above London and Neverland.
Babies will love enjoying a ride on Peter Pan’s Flight as there are plenty of visually stimulating sights to look down featuring bright blacklight paint. Babies can watch the kinetic motion of cars driving through the streets of London below, mermaids sunning themselves in Mermaid Lagoon, Peter Pan and Hook having an epic battle above, and more.
“it’s a small world”
Right across from Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland is another iconic attraction that is an amazing option for babies to enjoy in the Magic Kingdom. “it’s a small world” is a classic for Guests of all ages, and the gentle movement of the brightly colored boats makes it a comfortable and safe ride for babies.
“it’s a small world” is a sensory wonder for babies to enjoy as it features bright colors, lots of movement, and many different textures and depths to focus on. Babies also will love the classic “it’s a small world” (After All)” by the Sherman Brothers as it is repetitive in nature and can be heard in different styles and languages throughout the attraction.
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
Also found in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland is Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid which brings Guests directly into the story from The Little Mermaid and recreates iconic moments from the film. The attraction features brightly colored pink clamshells to sit in that are comfortable for holding babies on laps.
Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid features brightly colored sets with the highlight being the “Under the Sea” scene where Sebastian, Ariel, Flounder, and countless sea creatures can be found belting out the classic song. It’s a visually beautiful scene, and babies are sure to love checking it all out and enjoying the lively music!
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
While babies love visually stimulating and exciting attractions, sometimes downtime is also much needed, and the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is just the attraction. Found in the center of Tomorrowland, this slow-moving experience allows the chance to sit back and enjoy the breeze while whisking through the skies.
Babies can settle in and enjoy the gently rumbling motion for a little rest or focus on checking out the views of different Tomorrowland attractions and Cinderella Castle as they glide by. One thing to note is that the portion of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover that moves through Space Mountain can be quite dark, so babies who do not like darkness might get a little upset.
EPCOT is home to plenty of attractions that can be enjoyable for babies, including one found on the lower level of The Land Pavilion. Living with the Land is a gently moving boat ride that brings Guests through various scenes and greenhouses with soothing music and narration.
Babies will love the various animal animatronics found in the rainforest, desert, and farmhouse scenes as well as checking out all of the unique plants that can be found growing on all sides of the boats in the greenhouses. With the gently gurgling water, soothing music, and slow-moving sights, Living with the Land is a great attraction that is both entertaining and calming for babies.
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
The Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros, a slow-moving boat ride that brings Guests through a scenic tour of Mexico as Panchito and Jose search for Donald. Each scene features brightly colored sets, catchy music, and familiar characters, making it very enthralling.
Babies are sure to love the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros as they can check out the wonderful scenes as well as watch screens that are embedded into the sets to showcase the various antics that Donald is getting into. The final scene also features LED fireworks bursting in the sky above, and babies will love checking out the sparkling movement in the simulated night sky!
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Frozen Ever After
The final attraction in EPCOT that babies will love is Frozen Ever After in the Norway Pavilion. Nearly everyone knows the story of Frozen and its beloved characters including Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven, and the gang can all be found in this fun experience.
Babies will love the visual elements of Frozen Ever After including extremely realistic animatronic figures, shimmering snow and frost effects, and more. The highlight of the attraction is Elsa belting out “Let It Go” from her ice castle balcony, and there is a fun portion of backward track that babies will love as their boat glides through the castle with the music playing.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to mostly thrilling attractions with height requirements that babies can’t enjoy, however, there is a relatively new attraction that is great for Guests of all ages. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a totally immersive attraction that is supposed to be a calm and scenic trip around the Park with Goofy but turns into an unforgettable adventure after a mishap.
Each scene in Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is completely immersive and uses amazing technology to make Guests feel as though they are actually a part of the animation. Babies will feel as though they are in the story and will love checking out the endless kinetic motion found in every single scene.
Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of the best attractions for babies to enjoy throughout the entire Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can board safari vehicles and set off into the Harambe Reserve for an unforgettable experience that is so perfectly themed that they will feel as though they are actually in Africa.
Babies, in particular, will love Kilimanjaro Safaris as there are fun bumps along each section of road, beautiful and vibrant vegetation and habitats to observe, and constant breezes blowing through the open-air vehicle. Obviously, the best part about Kilimanjaro Safaris is the animals, and babies will love spotting some of their favorites and waving hello!