Tips for Disney World Travel with Young Children
Do you have a Disney World trip planned? Know a friend who’s going? Check out these great tips from our friend, Karen, over at Cupcake Castles Travel Company LLC!
1. Get to the parks early, when wait times are short. Then take a break and go back at the resort, to relax, later in the day. If everyone is up for it, go back to the parks, at night.
2. Pack a change of clothes. You never know when you might need them. You can even bring pajamas, if you will be staying late, at the parks. Change kids into pajamas before leaving the park, and they’ll be all set, when you get back to the room.
3. Bring a clean washcloth from the hotel room, on hot days. You can wet it and wipe kids down or put it behind baby’s neck in the stroller.
4. Pack some favorites snacks or small toys to help pass the time, during longer waits.
5. Just as a precaution: Put your phone number on your child somewhere — bracelet, on Magic Band, on clothing. Tell them that the number is there. If you are separated, someone can call you quickly. Show them what Disney employees wear — look for the name tags! Explain how to tell an employee that they can’t find Mom or Dad. Hopefully, they will never have to use this, but it’s better to be prepared for the situation.
6. Use the Baby Care Centers, at the theme parks. These are great air conditioned, quiet spaces just for families with little ones. There are rocking chairs and changing tables. They also have a small shop to purchase anything that you may have forgotten — diapers, baby food, formula, etc.
7. Share quick service meals, in order to stretch the use of dining credits. Meals are pretty large!
8. Bring battery operated Christmas lights or glow sticks to put on your stroller at night. This will make your stroller much easier to find, in the stroller parking areas. The kids love it, too!
9. Take the time to see the magic, through your child’s eyes. These years are full of wonder and you are at the Most Magical Place on Earth. Enjoy the moment!
10. Realize that you won’t be able to see and do everything, in one trip. Go at your family’s pace and then let me plan another trip for you, so that you can see those things next time.
Hi, my name is Karen and I would be honored to help you plan your Disney vacation. I truly believe in the value of a Disney vacation and the memories that it will create for you and your family.
I first fell in love with Disney World, in 2005, when we were invited on a family trip with my brother-in-law and his family. Our son was just 18 months old and I didn’t really know what to expect. Well, we were instantly hooked!
We have returned many times since then and have also been able to visit Disneyland, in California, and have cruised on all four of Disney’s cruise ships. As our children get older, we are able to experience something new each time we return. I feel so fortunate that I have been able to turn my love for Disney into an exciting career, as a Disney Travel Agent. I look forward to speaking with you and helping you create family memories that will last a lifetime.
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