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Which DVC Resorts Are Best for Traveling with an Infant?

September 12, 2023

One of the great things about DVC is that there is a resort for everyone.  With different themes, room types, and locations, they each have something to offer.  When it comes to traveling with an infant, which DVC resorts work best?

Consider Transportation for Your Park Priorities

The stroller-friendly monorail

A major factor in choosing a resort for traveling with an infant is transportation.  Although you can take a stroller on the Disney buses, you have to collapse the stroller when you board, which can be cumbersome, particularly when you are also juggling an infant in your arms.

Most families with young kids prioritize the Magic Kingdom.  The easiest way to get there is via the monorail since you can push a stroller directly into the car.  Even double strollers can fit without being collapsed.  For monorail access, you can stay at Bay Lake Tower, the Grand Floridian, or the Polynesian.  Bay Lake Tower and the Grand Floridian also offer walking paths to the Magic Kingdom.  

Great alternatives to the monorail resorts are Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek.  Both are a quick boat ride to the Magic Kingdom.  Note that there are two types of ferries; the smaller ferry will require you to collapse the stroller, but the larger one will allow you to take the stroller on as is.  

If EPCOT or Hollywood Studios are your priority, the Beach Club and BoardWalk are walking distance from both parks and also offer the stroller-friendly Friendship boats.  Strollers can be pushed onto the back of the boats and then parked by the handicap priority seating.  Riviera also provides easy access to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios thanks to the skyliner.  Single strollers can be pushed onto the skyliner, but double strollers do need to be collapsed.  

Try a Preferred Booking Category

Fireworks view from a Boardwalk View One Bedroom Villa at Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

With an infant, you may find yourself enjoying more resort time than usual.  When your baby is napping or sleeping, the private balcony in your villa can be the perfect spot to relax.  In this case, splurging on a preferred booking category can be worthwhile.  Theme Park View rooms can be a great way to catch fireworks after your baby’s bedtime.  You’ll find this booking category at Bay Lake Tower and the Grand Floridian.  You can also view fireworks from Lake View Deluxe Studios at the Polynesian and Boardwalk View villas at the BoardWalk.

When you spend more time in your room, you can also take advantage of Savanna View rooms at Jambo House and Kidani Village to see animals without making it to Animal Kingdom!  

Stay in a DVC villa for a fraction of the price that Disney charges!  Search the DVC Rental Store’s confirmed reservations, or inquire about future availability

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