Me and my wife will be traveling to Walt Disney World with our 9 month old daughter and I wanted to know how does Baby Swap at Disney World work? Can she stay with us in lines even on the thrill rides? Can we all stay together until one gets on the ride? We all want to be together as much as possible and we don’t want to have to wait outside for each other alone.
You’ll want one of these even if you don’t do a Baby Swap at Disney World
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Dad’s nine months, glad it’s not me Answer
Maybe I’m getting old (maybe?), but I’m glad I don’t have to worry about taking an infant to Walt Disney World, but that doesn’t help you any. On to your question …
Baby Swap at Disney World is one of the neatest things Disney does. If you don’t know what “Baby Swap” is, let me explain.
On the rides where a child is too small or too young to ride, Disney offers families a “Baby Swap” option. What generally happens (it varies by the ride) is one adult rides the ride while the other waits at a designated point. When the first rider completes the ride they return to designated point and “swap” the baby. Then the other adult rides the ride and the family is reunited at the exit.
Baby Swap is not advertised by Disney but it is available at all of the “wild” rides. It’s not just for babies, but for any child that can’t or won’t go on an attraction.
Make sure when you get to the entrance to the ride (right at the front) let the Cast Member know you are planning to Baby Swap. They will walk you through the process with a smile.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Giovanni, no one should have to stay by themselves for too long (about the length of the ride). Baby Swap was designed for families just like yours. I hope you have a great time.