Even in the magical Walt Disney World, our little ones always need a nap. Actually we all need a nap, but when you have kids of multiple ages, that’s not always going to happen. Like it or not, your toddler or preschooler will need a nap during the day. I was blessed to have a child that slept in a stroller. But, I have to do some tricks to pull this off! I want to share these with you today!
There is so much to do in the Magic Kingdom, but by about 1:00, my son is cranky, hot, his belly is full from lunch, and this is prime time for a nap. In this park.. I don’t leave him in the stroller. I always go and get onto the Peoplemover AKA The Tomorrowland Transit Authority, or as some people say just a good ride to rest your legs. If you catch this at a good time, you can ride and your little one can get a nap. There is a good breeze, air-conditioned in the indoor areas, dark, not too loud. With a smaller one, this works well.
By far the best scenery to stroll with a sleeping child, The World Showcase. I always take a stroll around the World Showcase when my little one is napping. I can actually see things, go in and out of shops, and I don’t have him crying and wanting out of the stroller! I can usually walk thru the entire thing, because as long as I’m moving he stays asleep!
I always use his naptime to hop over to Hollywood Studios from EPCOT. We take the walkway and walk between the parks. It takes about 25 minutes to walk it, but it is an easy walk! There is a pathway between the two parks, and it’s even lighted at night. It’s a perfect naptime and you know all you Mom’s and Dad’s want to do a little more walking!
As long as your child is a stroller sleeper, I would suggest Pangani Forest Exploration Trail in the Africa area or Maharajah Jungle Trek in the Asia section. These are great walks that will take a little while to go thru and also help entertain some older siblings.
Always remember, if you can fit a break into your schedule I always advise a small break time back at the resort, let the older kids go play in the pool with one parent, and younger have a quiet/nap time in the room. This will overall make the trip a little more enjoyable for everyone involved.
Angela is a Disney Vacation Specialist and Orlando Travel Expert with Destinations in Florida. She specializes in traveling with young children, and children with food allergies. She would love to plan your next vacation! You can contact her on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AngelaDestinationsInFlorida or email at firstname.lastname@example.org