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Taking the Baby to Disney World


Yep. We were those people. We took a fifteen month old to Disney World. My husband had a conference down there, we had some frequent flyer miles so we figured – why not? And actually, it went really well. Well-behaved babies aren’t funny, so I changed some stuff for the sake of the comic. For example, he didn’t cry on the plane. He’s flown once before to Ohio, and he did really well on that flight as well. (I’ve probably just jinxed all future flights with this kid.) We did not spend extra on the character meals at Disney, because my son’s been a little shy around costumed characters in the past. He doesn’t seemed terrified by them, but he’s clearly not a fan. He’ll hide his face until they go away, usually. We also didn’t pay for the Disney Service where you can have professional photographers take your picture around the park. Pro Tip: You can ask any of them to take your picture with your phone and they’ll do it for free. So that’s what we did. Although some did take pictures and load them onto our Disney app, which we could have purchased later for a higher price. (And they did look pretty good, admittedly.)

Also, totally stole the nose-picking in front of the castle pose from my husband’s cousin’s kid. It’s probably the greatest Disney photo of all time.

Anyway, we did Disney as inexpensively as possible, but it still cost a lot, and yes, I’m aware my son won’t remember it. But he had fun, we had fun, and I’ll remember it, so that’s important too.

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Chelsea Carr has been cartooning for over ten years. Currently, she works as the editorial cartoonist for Harford County’s The Aegis and The Record. She has also had her work included in MAD Magazine, b, and Baltimore’s City Paper. Chelsea holds a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute, College of Art (2005) and an M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins University (2011.) In addition to cartooning and being a first-time mother, she has worked as an elementary school art teacher.

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  1. Plus the buses and monorail at Disney World do not have car seats for babies. While it s no five-point harness, using my baby carrier when we were in transit felt just a little bit safer than having them loose in my lap.

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