Printable Disney World Medical Resource List

A sick or injured child (or anyone else!) can quickly turn a dream Disney World vacation into a nightmare. I’ve compiled a printable list of urgent care clinics, on call in-room doctor services, prescription delivery services, hospitals, and more.

Disney Medical Resource List

Click here to download Disney World medical resource list for Microsoft Word.

Click here to download Disney World medical resource list as PDF file.

I truly hope you don’t need this list while on vacation, but if you do, you’ll be prepared!

 

When Should You Start Planning Your Disney Vacation? (with Printable Checklist)

Printable Disney Planning TimelineHere’s a timeline for planning your Disney Vacation. It’s available as a printable checklist in word format or as a pdf document.

At Least 6 months Before Your Trip

  • Choose the dates for your Disney vacation.
  • Decide where you will stay and book your lodging.
  • Purchase plane tickets for your vacation.
  • Arrange ground transportation to get from the airport to Disney World (Disney’s Magical Express/rental car).

6 Months Before Your Trip

  • Lay out plans for which parks you will visit on which day of your vacation.

180 Days Before Your Trip

  • Make dining and special event reservations.

60 Days Before Your Trip

  • If you are staying at a Disney Resort, reserve your Fastpass+ times for popular attractions.

1 Month Before Your Trip

  • If necessary, make plans for rental equipment or grocery delivery.

1 Week Before Your Trip

  • Gather all travel documents and confirmation numbers.
  • Pack your bags for your trip.

If you don’t have at least 6 months before your Disney vacation, don’t fret! Know that you may not be able to get into some of the harder to book reservations and experiences, but get started right away. Need vacation planning assistance? Click here for more information.

Printable Disney World Packing List when Traveling with Infants and Toddlers

Printable Packing List by disneyunder3.comIt’s time to start packing for your Disney vacation! I’ve included a printable packing list to use as a guideline when traveling with infants and toddlers. Don’t forget, if you are worried about carrying everything or the expense of the extra bags, you can always ship items ahead to your resort.

Click here to download printable packing list for Microsoft Word.

Click here to download printable packing list as PDF file.

Don’t forget to leave room in your baggage for souvenirs, or bring a spare bag!

What else do you like to bring for your Disney vacation when traveling with infants and toddlers? Leave a comment and let me know!

 

10 Reasons to Bring Your Infant or Toddler on Your Disney Vacation

10 Reasons to Take Your Infant or Toddler to DisneyYou’ve started planning your Disney family vacation, and friends and family are asking you why you are even thinking of bringing your young children. Maybe you’ve heard, “Wait until they are older!”, “Why would you take an infant?”, or even “You just aren’t going to be able to enjoy your trip!” Here’s my top 10 reasons why you should bring your infant or toddler on your Disney vacation:

10) Even if they won’t remember the trip, you’ll enjoy looking at your Disney vacation photos with your children as they get older.

9) Infants and toddlers often fly for free, if traveling as a “lap baby”.

8) Infants and toddlers often have no problem getting up in the early morning, the least crowded time at most parks.

7) Disney makes visiting with young children easy with their Baby Care Centers, stroller friendly walkways, complimentary pack and plays, plenty of high chairs, and accommodating Cast Members.

6) In most cases, you will not pay for your child under 3 to stay at your Disney resort.

5) Disney’s Rider Switch Service makes it easy for older guests to easily enjoy attractions that younger guests can’t; while Fastpass service reduces wait times.

4) Children under age 3 eat free at Disney restaurants at family style services, buffets, and can share from your plate everywhere else.

3) No tickets are needed for your child under age 3 at any of the theme parks.

2) There are plenty of attractions that even your young infant can experience at all the Disney theme parks.

and 1) When Walt Disney set out to build Disneyland, it was in the hopes of a place where children and parents could have fun together. The delight of seeing your toddlers face light up at their first meeting with Mickey, your infant cooing at their first fireworks, or their first parade is simply… magical.

Disclaimer: If you are only planning on taking one trip to Disney in your children’s lifetime, I do recommend you wait until they are older, but otherwise, enjoy your trip with your children under age 3. You might even find out that taking an infant is easier than taking an opinionated preschooler!

Disney theme park tickets and proof of age for your child under age 3

Disney Ticket WindowA perk to bringing your child under the age of 3 to the Walt Disney parks is that they do not need a park ticket to enter any of the theme parks. If you have booked multi-day tickets, you will not need to purchase a ticket for your child if they turn 3 during your trip, as long as they were two on the first day you visited the parks. (Cast Members will tell you that nobody ages Disney!) Additionally, children under age 3 will not need a Fastpass to enter an attraction with their party. Lastly, children under three are welcome to share from your plate at Disney restaurants, and will not be required to be on a dining plan.

Disney does not require any proof of age for children under age 3. Occasionally, a Cast Member will ask the age of the child as they are passing through the main entrance. If you have a 2 year old that is tall for their age, feel free to make a copy of their birth certificate and bring it with you, however no one I have ever encountered has been asked to provide proof of age.

Shipping Supplies or Groceries to Your Disney Resort

luggageWith airlines charging fees for bags, you can cut down on the bulk in your luggage by ordering necessary supplies such as wipes, diapers, and formula to be delivered before you arrive. Luckily, you have a few options:

1) Pack a box of stuff you’ll need on vacation and ship it to yourself at the Disney resort you will be staying at. You can also choose to order through your favorite online retailer. For either method, simply follow this format for your shipping address label:

Name of Resort
Attn: Your Name, Guest
Arriving: Date and Confirmation Number
Resort Address

Pros: You know exactly what products you will receive.
Cons: There is some planning to this method, as you need to order in enough time to get the items to your resort before you arrive. Shipping a box to yourself may be expensive, but you could take advantage of free shipping if it is offered at your favorite online retailer.

2) Another option is to use a delivery service such as Garden Grocer or WeGoShop. To use these services, you place an order on their website and schedule delivery for the day you arrive. At Disney resorts, groceries and other necessities are delivered to the resort’s luggage area on the day of your arrival.

Pros: These services are convenient and can be used on a short notice. Unlike shipping items to yourself, you can also order perishables such as milk or yogurt.
Cons: These services can be costly. Delivery services may make substitutions on your behalf.

3) If you don’t mind taking time out of your vacation, and you have available transportatiom, there are many big box retailers in the area where you can purchase items .

Pros: There is no advance planning needed.
Cons: You’ll need a car to get to the store, or you’ll need to hire a taxi. As I mentioned, shopping will take some time out of your vacation.