When deciding on the title for this entry I ended up googling, “at what age is your baby considered a toddler?” I was shocked to find that Grayson is almost considered a TODDLER! (12-36 months for those who are curious) This toddler absolutely LOVED our adventures at Walt Disney World. We have shared our experience and tips below!
We were gifted Walt Disney World tickets in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. My full disclosure can be found here.
What we packed for our day at Walt Disney World:
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- Jogging Stroller
- Baby Carrier
- Change of clothes for toddler
- Extra diapers and wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Diaper Cream
- Water bottles: save and refill at the park
- Ponchos or umbrella
- Sippy cup: this one has been my favorite because it has liquid measurement markings on the side
- Bottle cleaning tablets: rather than bringing multiple sippy cups, we just washed the same one and reused it throughout the day.
- Large Diaper Bag: This is where I kept backup supplies.
- Small backpack: This is what we carried on rides. It was super convenient and the perfect size.
- Stroller Fan: Definitely a must have! I use this in my backseat for additional airflow and it clips perfectly to a stroller.
- Handheld Fan or Mister: My sister brought this one along and it was awesome. She purchased hers from Target. We also brought a small handheld one from Walmart. This one was perfect for Gray to use, but I don’t recommend getting it anywhere near your hair…I definitely learned that the hard way.
- Don’t forget both baby food and SNACKS for the adults. You can buy or make your own food pouches. Some of our favorite baby snacks are puffs and yogurt melts.
How we planned our day:
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Below is a breakdown of our day at Magic Kingdom Park and Hollywood Studios. We did our best to keep Gray involved in the adventure, so most rides/attractions we chose are child friendly.
We arrived to the park at 9:15AM. Below you will find the rides/attractions bolded and in chronological order:
Pirates of the Carribean @ 9:50 AM FastPass+
I didn’t think about how dark and scary this ride might of been for Grayson, but it wasn’t too bad! He just cuddled me extra close.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
This was perfect for Gray’s first nap. In the glorious air conditioning, this 10 minute musical celebration put Grayson right to sleep.
Jungle Cruise @ 11:00 AM FastPass+
Grayson slept through this entire boat ride. We all loved the puns that our tour guide shared as we explored the rivers in Asia, Africa and South America.
Swiss Family Treehouse
I continued to wear Grayson in the carrier for all of these attractions. Climbing through this treehouse with a sleeping babe was quite the workout, but so worth it!
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
This was by far my favorite for Grayson. The activities provided while waiting in line were awesome.
Space Mountain @ 1:00pm FastPass+
My sister and I rode together and then my brother-in-law and hubs waited with Grayson. We swapped after and it was perfect! We waited for the guys in the Space Mountain gift shop. The refreshing air conditioning was amazing!
We ate at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café. I pushed Grayson’s stroller right up to a table on the outdoor patio and wait for the fam to grab us some grub. This little spot is right by the Tomorrowland Speedway, so there was plenty to look at. Grayson loved it! The guys loved the topping bar to deck out their burgers.
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin @ 3:00pm FastPass+
After our food settled, we were ready for the next adventure. This is definitely one of our favorites to keep score in. Luckily my husband’s laser “broke”, so I won!
We wanted to catch a few shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so we caught the 4pm shuttle over there.
Disney Junior- Live on Stage! @ 5:00pm
This was probably Grayson’s highlight of the day. I’m one of those mean moms that tries to avoid TV at home, but he has seen a few of these shows during post nap cuddles.
The set up for the show is great! Everyone sits on the carpet floor and can stretch out. They had puppets of each Disney Junior show and tons of fun surprises for the little ones. Without giving it all away, I will share that quite a few things fall from the sky! Definitely a must see if you have kiddos.
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular @ 6:00pm
The guys picked this one and I am so happy they did. It was epic! They even had volunteers getting involved. I wish my hubs would’ve done it, but we didn’t get there early enough.
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration @ 7:30pm
This was the FIRST time Gray got fussy all day. When the characters weren’t singing, he wasn’t having it. It was definitely way past his second nap time. I spent most of the time bouncing him in the baby carrier.
After this show we were all kind of burnt out. Our hotel had a great view of the firework show, so we headed back around 8:15pm. Gray absolutely loved all the shuttle rides!
Thank you for the best birthday experience Walt Disney World! We were able to include Grayson in almost everything and it was perfect. During our next visit, we will definitely be visiting Toy Story Land.
We will be sharing tons more photos on our Instagram, so be on the look out!
- If you have any favorite rides or suggestions, mention them in the comments below.