Question: Where can you breastfeed at Disney World?
Answer: Anywhere you want.
Legally, anywhere that you can bottle feed a baby, you can also breastfeed.
1) Baby Care Centers: Each of the Disney theme parks (not water parks) offer Baby Care Centers free of charge. These are great places to feed an infant or toddler, change diapers, and take a break. Learn more about the location of each center here.
2) Benches: There are no shortage of benches around the theme parks. Take a break and enjoy the people watching!
3) On-the-go: Consider investing in a sling, wrap, or baby carrier. It takes a little practice, but you can discretely feed your infant or toddler hands free.
4) Dark rides and shows. Chances are that most people won’t even notice what you are doing, especially if you use a blanket or nursing cover. Here’s a list of my top picks for each park, along with the length of the attraction. I chose each attraction for the gentleness of the attraction, comfort of the seats, and the popularity of the attraction.
- Magic Kingdom
- Carousel of Progress (20 minutes): Plush theater seats, air conditioned, dark.
- Hall of Presidents (22 minutes): Plush theater seats, air conditioned, dark.
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover (10 minutes): Nice people watching on a gentle tour of Tomorrowland. Outdoors, although the track is raised and others can’t see into the cars.
- American Adventure (28 minutes): Plush theater seats, air conditioned, dark.
- Ellen’s Energy Adventure (45 minutes): Moving ride vehicle, air conditioned, dark.
- Impressions de France (18 minutes): Plush theater seats, air conditioned, dark.
- Hollywood Studios
- Walt Disney – One Man’s Dream (15 minutes): Walk through exhibit with the end being a movie. Plush theater seats, air conditioned, dark.
- Animal Kingdom: Animal Kingdom has the least amount of non-crowded attractions that make discreet breastfeeding easy. In a pinch, either show below will work, but there are likely to be many other people viewing the show.
- Festival of the Lion King (30 minutes)
- Finding Nemo – The Musical (30 minutes)
If you are using a breastpump during your Disney vacation, you don’t have to carry it around the parks all day with you. It is considered medical equipment and the first aid station will store it while you are at the park during the day. The first aid stations are located next to the Baby Care Centers at the theme parks.
Photo above was taken inside a private nursing area in the Baby Care Center at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.