We’ve pulled together 5 Tips for your Disney Family Vacation. Traveling to Walt Disney World is a lifelong dream for many families. But what age should you bring the kids? Where should you stay? Should you visit other theme Parks in Orlando, Florida too? Let’s dive into 5 tips that can help you make the most of this Disney Vacation as a family.
Disney Vacation Planning
While the perfect Disney Family Vacation may seem elusive, flexibility is key. Perhaps you plan to spend your Orlando vacation at Walt Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Or add in a beach weekend? If you’re doing more than just Disney, consider buying Disney Orlando tickets from a certified retailer online, instead of the Make Your Way Package. You’ll be able to plan your vacation with piece of mind that you can change your plans if something comes up. And get discounts for buying Disney Orlando tickets and Universal Studios tickets together.
Bringing the Kids to Walt Disney World
The most magical place on earth is perfect for families but should you bring the kids when they’re still in strollers? Or diapers? Thinking through a few of these things ahead of time will save you heartache later and help you plan. If your kids are in strollers, be prepared to either load them on every Disney bus, or just plan to drive instead. And if you’re bringing babies and toddlers, plan a mid day break or two, to recharge or get in naps.
Stay at the Disney Value Resorts
As Disney adults we love the fancier resorts at Walt Disney World. Kids, on the other hand either won’t notice your deluxe accommodations or spend the vacation wishing there were more fun kid things to do. The Disney Value Resorts have amazing buildings decked out with Disney Movie characters the kids know and love. Fun pool activities, movies on the lawn and Disney music to keep the vibe high. Save yourself the money and book a Value Resort if you’re bringing the kiddies.
Do Something Special
It’s easy to make your Disney Vacation into one big To-Do list. Especially if you have kids. Our best advice? Build in something special that has the feeling of ritual to it. A daily breakfast at the commissary or being back every night for the movie on the lawn, will help the kids center amidst the chaos. Create time for just your family to rest and relax throughout the vacation.
Be Okay Going off Script
This is where buying Disney Orlando tickets instead of a full package can make the most sense. If you’re planning a 6 day vacation, you can aim for 1 park a day for 4 days and leave the other two days of your vacation for exploring or settling in. And be sure to look out for deals. Typically the more tickets you buy the cheaper each ticket gets. Which can help you stay on a Disney Vacation budget too without taking away from your vacation time.