Just got back with a 18 month old

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  1. LMO429

    LMO429 DIS Veteran

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    Hi! Just got back with my son who is 18 months old. We had a blast!!!! He loved the character meals and he loved the rides he was able to go on.

    Some tips that helped me.

    Used a cares harness on the flight. He slept going and coming.

    Used this sippy Cup Leash for the stroller and it was awesome! Highly recommend:

    https://www.amazon.com/PBnJ-Baby-Si...=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=pbj+sippy+cup+holder&th=1

    I used my ju ju be be light for the parks. It fit perfect in the basket on the city mini stroller. All i brought to the park was the following..diapers, wipes, diaper bags, one ziplock bag, sippy cup, sunscreen, motrin.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ju-Ju-Be-Leg...996719&sr=8-2&keywords=ju+ju+be+be+light&th=1

    In the Ju Ju Be Be Light I packed the ju ju be quick.

    I kept the diapers in there it was so much easier to bring the be quick into the rest room with me then the entire diaper bag. In the be quick was diapers, wipes, vaseline, disposable diaper bags for soiled diapers and a disposable changing pad.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ju-Ju-Be-Leg...&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=ju+ju+be+be+quick&th=1

    Also used the sticky disposable table mats for the restaurants

    any other questions feel free to ask but the above items were so helpful and i kept it simple with what i brought to the parks.

    in hindsight i wish i would have brought a backpack harness to give him more freedom to walk around..that is my one regret
     
  2. Awilmeri

    Awilmeri Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for sharing! We will be there in October and our youngest will be 18 months exactly! Glad you had a good experience! What rides were the best for that age?
     
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  4. LMO429

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    We went on all rides he was allowed to go on he loved Frozen & Haunted Mansion

    Hollywood Studios took him on Toy Story Mania

    Animal Kingdom Safari loved the boneyard

    Epcot, Journey to Imagination, Livingwtih the land, spaceship earth, nemo, frozen, boat ride mexico

    magic kingdom, enchanted tales with belle, little mermaid, tea cups, winnie the pooh, philharmagic, pirates, iasw, peter pan, country bear jam, people mover, buzz, carpets of aladdin, dumbo, railroad,

    im probably missing some stuff..but he was able to go on a lot

    he would not keep his 3 d glasses on but still seemed to enjoy those rides

    plus you have the shows which i found harder to keep him still try to get here at the last possible minute for shows
     
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  5. Awilmeri

    Awilmeri Earning My Ears

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    Perfect! I'm excited that he may actually have a little fun too! I know his siblings will!
     
  6. nycdisneygal

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    Thanks so much!! Our DD will be 18 months on our next trips (not WDW but still looking for tips!). Looking for good disposable sippie cups. With my older DD we used zoopals but I think those are not available anymore. Did you use any?
     
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    I just used his nuk sippy cups and washed them in the room with dapple and let them air dry
     
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  8. ChiefM

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    My son will be 19 months old when we go the end of September. Always looking for tips and tricks to make the parks enjoyable for everyone.
    Thanks for the tips!!!
     
  9. bladiator

    bladiator Disney on my mind

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    Man, I've been looking for a run down like this! I mean, I know that you can ride all the stuff that doesn't have a height requirement, but I've always wanted to actually see what someone did. Going with a 12 month old in December hopefully, so I'm glad to see that most of the rides are available. :)
     
  10. KrazeeK120

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    I just got back with my 18 month old.

    For anyone going in the immediate future...the boneyard at AK is closed right now as is the Carousel at MK. Rafiki's Planet Watch opens at 10 (which I didn't know and it screwed up our AK day) and Country Bear Jamboree at MK starts at 11.

    I think my son's favorite part of the trip was playing in the Laughin' Place playground under the train station near Splash Mountain. He was pretty furious we were making him leave.

    My son did really well with characters and on most rides. 2 things that really scared him - the drop on Frozen and the 20's scene in Carousel of Progress when the appliances go crazy.
     
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  11. ChiefM

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    That's great news and it sounds like you had fun. I can't wait to see how my little man does.
     
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    if the straws come out like they did years ago security may not let the straw in at AK which will make cup useless for that day. I could not get to load
     
  14. KrazeeK120

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    There is no straw in the sippy in the picture.

    I took a straw sippy to AK last week. You can't pull the straw out from the top, but like all sippys I've ever seen, it does come apart and you can remove the straw to wash it. Security didn't even bat an eye.
     
  15. kboo

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    They have a spout, and even a spout cover.
     
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