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Special Mouse Podcast

002: Touring with Infants and Rolling through Rain!

This Episode of Special Mouse is dedicated to the memory of Nolan Woodall. Rest in peace, my friend.

Feature Interview: Jennifer Lissak, author of The Disney Babies Blog, chats with me about the special needs of infants at Disney. Please visit her blog for more information, particularly about Baby Wearing.


 This is one of Jennifer’s favorite resources for Baby Wearing products: Carry Me Away

You can connect with Jennifer on Twitter @Disneybabiesblg and on Facebook at Jennifer Dreispul Lissak.


Our Special Trip Report comes from Melissa Knight, author of Disney on Wheels: Rolling with the Magic.

Melissa and her husband traveled from Georgia to Walt Disney World in May, 2012 — the same week that Tropical Storm Alberto was visiting Florida! Melissa gives us insight into the accessibility of many rides and attractions, including the new Dumbo at the Magic Kingdom, Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Mission Space at Epcot.

Melissa posts videos of herself utilizing many accessible attractions at Walt Disney World on her blog, so please check it out!


I’m thrilled to announce that Melissa Knight will be joining me during future episodes of Special Mouse for a special feature called Disney on Wheels!  Melissa has a lot of accessibility tips to share that I hope will benefit our listeners with a variety of mobility issues.

You can connect with Melissa on Twitter @DisneyOnWheels and on Facebook at Melissa Knight Coulter.

Thanks to all of you who have posted such lovely Tweets on Twitter and to those of you who have “liked” us on Facebook! Thanks also for all the lovely reviews on iTunes; I’m so happy to have your feedback!

~ Kathy

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  1. Rosanne @ The Disney Point August 28, 2012

    This is great! Two of my favorite bloggers! This is such a great resource for people – thanks for your participation. Glad to hear Melissa is going to be a regular!

  2. Jonathan / Mouse and Memos August 29, 2012

    I love hearing more about traveling with infants – especially good stuff. As Jenn says, so many people just complain and complain about how “stupid” it is to take infants to WDW. We’ve taken many trips with our two boys starting at ages 6mths and while the very first time was difficult, we learned the ropes. Each trip got easier and easier.

    I love that she pushes for maintaining the schedule. I see so many people dragging their kids through the park at 11pm. You can see that some kids can take it and some can’t. To each his own, but often it doesn’t look like anyone is having fun. We have late sleepers so we can’t hit rope drop, but we get to hang out in the evenings.

    We’ve also never visited the baby care centers. We (mostly my wife) is overly prepared so we haven’t needed to – but its great information.

    Pecos Bill has (or had) vitamin D milk. I used to have a small list of places, I’ll post it if I can find it.

    Did I hear a follow-up article? “Best places at WDW to nurse”

    • admin August 29, 2012

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the show, Jonathan! Thanks for listening and commenting!


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