Tips for Visiting Disney with Little Kids
Visiting Disney World for the first time is such a magical experience for small children. They get so excited to see their favorite characters and go on fun rides with mom and dad. However, it can also be overwhelming with the heat and all of the people. If you’re not prepared, it can end in a complete disaster. To make the experience the best it can be for your little ones, try following some of these tips for your trip to Disney World (including renting a vacation home near Disney!):
Choose the right time of year
If you can, try to avoid the crazy summer crowds that can be really overwhelming and even scary for young kids. Go during a time when most kids are in school like the winter and you will also get to experience some fun holiday festivities.
Bring changes of clothing
Kids can be cold in the morning and then hot later on so you’ll want them to dress in layers. It’s always a good idea to bring an extra set of clothes in case of an accident or if kids get wet on a ride and want to change out of wet clothes.
With such large crowds, it can be really easy for little ones to wander off and get lost. Make a security tag with their name and your cell phone number on it to sew inside their clothes or put in their pocket just in case they get separated from you.
Buy souvenirs before the trip
This may sound silly but you can save a lot of money by buying Disney toys from a dollar store or party store and bringing them with you on the trip to give to your kids as souvenirs rather than buying overpriced merchandise in the gift shops. Your kids will never know the difference!
Bring a stroller
Even if your child has outgrown the stroller bring one anyway because they will get tired of walking but will be too heavy for you to carry around. Plus you can use the storage space to hold snacks, water, and souvenirs.
Plan for naps
If your kids are used to taking naps, don’t skip them! Get an early start at the parks in the morning, go back to your hotel or vacation home rental in Orlando, Florida near Disney in the afternoon for a nap to recharge, and then you can head back to the parks again afterwards feeling refreshed and energized.
Even if your kids will be in a stroller, have comfy shoes for them anyway. Don’t buy them new shoes to wear for the first time at the park – make sure they are broken in before the trip. Comfy shoes are key for walking around and standing in line for many days.
Don’t forget to pack your own snacks for the trip! Your kids will get hungry from all the walking around and Disney food can be expensive. Bring fruit, crackers, cereal and then go ahead and buy a popsicle during the hottest part of the day so your kids can cool down.
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