Babywearing On Walt Disney World Rides: A How To

Sunday, December 17, 2017

One of the wonderful things about going to Walt Disney World for this Floridian, is the fact that it is an ample opportunity for me to wear my baby (or toddler). In Florida, we are mostly driving around places, rather than walking. But at Disney, we are mostly walking. So I get to wear Miss Spunky a lot. 

Babywearing On Walt Disney World Rides: A How To

Babywearing At Disney

After figuring out how to navigate my way through Disney with special needs, what started to stress me out a little was when my little one would fall asleep. Simply because I didn't know if I could continue to wear her on the rides!

There, of course, are no signs posted about this. This has nothing to do with your damaged neck or back. This has nothing to do with being 36 weeks pregnant and trying to ride Splash Mountain. No... This is still a foreign concept to many. Babywearing your baby on a ride... Can you do it?

Let me set one thing straight -- When I talk about babywearing on a ride, I am not speaking of back wearing. There are absolutely no rides (besides maybe the Monorail & Ferryboat) that you can wear your little one on your back while enjoying the attraction. I am speaking entirely about front wearing. And typically belly-to-belly wearing (not forward facing).

Babywearing On Walt Disney World Rides: A How ToCan You Babywear On A Ride?

So back to the question.. Can I wear my baby on a ride?

Yes! Yes you can! Many of them, in fact. From my experience and understanding, you can wear your child on any ride that you can take an infant on. So, obviously, not the Seven Dwarves Mine Train. BUT you can definitely wear them on, say, Dumbo the Flying Elephant!

I have not tested every single ride in regards to this, but I will name those below. I have taken it upon myself to make a list of every single ride that you can enjoy whilst still babywearing. If I haven't tested it out, I will label that. Then there are some that are just kind of common sense.. I wouldn't try to babywear on the Astro Orbiter (just not my thing, I guess). I won't be listing attractions that aren't actually a ride, because that's kind of a given. You can definitely babywear on something that isn't moving.

So here are all the rides that have been tested time and again, and are approved! Split up by parks, and in alphabetical order. 

Available Rides

Magic Kingdom: 


Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Haunted Mansion
"it's a small world"
Jungle Cruise
Liberty Square Riverboat
The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
 Peter Pan's Flight
Pirates of the Caribbean
Prince Charming Regal Carrousel (if you are sitting in the disability seat)
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Walt Disney World Railroad

Magic Kingdom Untested:
Astro Orbiter
Mad Tea Party

Babywearing On Walt Disney World Rides: A How To

Epcot:


Frozen Ever After
Living with the Land
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Spaceship Earth

Hollywood Studios:

Toy Story Mania

Animal Kingdom:

Kilimanjaro Safaris
Wildlife Express Train

Babywearing On Walt Disney World Rides: A How To
As you can see, the most available rides to do, in general, are at the Magic Kingdom. I really prefer to go there, simply because my toddler can truly enjoy the park and she can nap while I continue to enjoy it. It just works out for everyone involved.

I hope this helps you for your next Walt Disney World adventure!!

15 comments:

  1. This is such a thoughtful post! I had no idea it was possible and I'm sure all Disney loving mummies are going to be so grateful for your list of rides! Definitely bookmarking this for the future ;)

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    1. Thank you! I really hope it does help some babywearing mama's!! I know I felt a little lost when I first started going with a small baby <3

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  2. Wow that is so thoughtful of them to design rides where moms can take their babies.
    Yes new moms will be grateful to you for this list.

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  3. Firstly I love your hair color. Secondly, looks like a fabulous trip. Great resource for parents heading there!

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    1. Haha thank you! I like it sometimes, too ;P

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  4. Great post! Sound adventurous.... the way you carry the baby on your back remind me of my childhood days. Thats how my mommy used to carry me ;-)...

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  5. The info about babywearing, or even toddler and up wearing, is hugely useful in my opinion. With my kids who have sensory issues it saved us at places like DisneyQuest before it closed. Thanks for the info!

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    1. I'm glad it was helpful to you!! It saves me whenever I'm at Disney! The few times I've forgotten a carrier were just CHAOS

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  6. This is very helpful for mums with bubs who want to get the most out of a visit to Disneyland

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  7. How clever! I just assumed you wouldn't be able to wear baby onto the rides but it makes sense that you can. Also makes for a much easier visit.

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  8. This is such a great post . I am planning on taking my family to the Disney this year. If things goes well. Thank you for sharing this post.

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  9. This is perfect. We are going to disney for christmas this year and we have 4 kids. So this will help so much with our twins. They will be just over 1! You guys look so happy!!

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    1. That's awesome! Definitely wear as much as possible. You're gonna need it with that many kids! lol

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  10. I love this post so much. I am a Disneyland blogger so I know all of the Disneyland rides but not Disneyworld. I am a huge babywearing advocate as well. At Disneyland they do let you babywear on the Mad Tea Party so they may allow it at Disney World as well. Its just so much easier to baby wear then it is to deal with a stroller IMO.

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    1. Honestly, I haven't tried the Mad Tea Party, simply cuz I can't be that squished haha!! I've got too much boob and belly squish to be trapped in that cup with a baby (much less a toddler :D). But you probably could :)

      Strollers are good for 2 things.. Carrying snacks/bags & sometimes letting a bigger kid take a nap lol

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