Having a baby is hard work so we decided to take a load off by going to Disney World with 4 kids and a newborn! In all seriousness though adding a newborn to our trip didn’t change hardly anything except a few more stops at the baby care centers.
We opted to stay at our tried and true Contemporary resort so we could walk to Magic Kingdom and avoid the hassle that is Disney transportation most days.
If you’ve read any of my other blogs about WDW then you know that we LOVE the Contemporary. We are extremely partial to main tower theme park view rooms so we can see Cinderella’s castle. This trip was really fun for that because the castle was lit up for Christmas in fun colors. These rooms will sleep 5 adults so they’re more spacious than regular rooms. Below is a view from our beds.
Because we had a baby this trip we decided to spend several days at Magic Kingdom because it has the most rides with no height restrictions. This is also one of the reasons we stayed at the Contemporary again so we could just walk there. Magic Kingdom is always beautifully decorated for Christmas and we did spend Christmas Day there. It was really crowded and wait times were pretty long, but definitely way less crowded than a typical Christmas Day at Disney pre-covid! We had dinner one night at our favorite Be Our Guest and another night we were super excited that Cinderella’s Royal Table had opened back up! We always get the steak at CRT but this time Andrew and I both opted for the salmon and were so glad we did, it was wonderful!
Of course we had a day for Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. The twins were tall enough to ride Expedition Everest at AK for the first time and they loved it but Andrew rode with them and he was unrealistically terrified they were going to fall out haha!
Disney World is probably one of the easiest vacations to take an infant. Every park has a baby care center that offers private nursing/pumping rooms, private bathrooms, diaper changing tables, sinks, microwaves, high chairs, and sells diapers, wipes, bottles, snacks, anything you might have forgotten for your baby. The baby care centers are very nice and extremely clean. They’re also a great place to sneak away from the heat or cold depending on the weather that day. Infants as young as a newborn can go on any ride that does not have a height requirement which is most rides across all WDW theme parks. You can also baby wear your infant in a carrier on these rides which makes them super easy to get on and off with your infant in a carrier and a toddler or two in tow!