Tuesday Tips: Young Kids
To get onstage, dress the part
A few attractions choose audience volunteers to be part of the show, but the selection process is far from random. Typically, you need to be a certain gender, size, and age for each of the different roles. You might even need to be wearing a specific item of clothing. Also helpful for getting picked: cuteness and enthusiasm. Curious kids who ask nicely and look excited often get extra attention, along with thrilling perks like riding up front and introducing shows.
Stroller relocation program
Disney’s a family place, but the people who work there come to loathe strollers. It’s part of a cast member’s job to keep strollers in nice, orderly lines and to make sure they’re only left in designated areas. But park visitors keep their strollers in an appalling condition, loaded up with dirty diapers, rotting bottles of milk, and half-eaten PB∓J sandwiches. Others see no problem with parking their strollers right in front of an attraction’s exit or entrance. Sometimes thoughtless individuals like this incur the wrath of the stroller police, and their precious Bugaboos and Maclarens are intentionally relocated to a place “far, far away” — at the very back of the area cordoned off for strollers. If you are using your own stroller, mark it somehow to easily identify it in a crowd of strollers. Many styles are similar, and this will make yours easily visible, and also keep someone else from mistaking it as their own.
Use a backpack instead of a diaper bag
There are diaper bags in backpack form, the weight is distributed with the straps. It frees your hands and the stroller compartment while providing a lot of room for diapers and food for your little one.
Protect your kids
Make something you can attach to your toddler with your child’s name, parents names, and a cell phone number. This is a safety feature if you and your child become separated at the parks. If your child disappears, immediately alert Disney security to assist in the search for your child’s safe return.