Travelling with kids increases their chances of doing well at school, according to a study by The Voice of Student and Youth Travel. Disney World is well-known for being educational and fun. It only makes sense to take your kids there on your next trip away. With the resort home to four theme parks, two water parks, and multiple hotels, it can be a big challenge to arrange. Here’s all you need to know about travelling to Disney World with kids to ensure it’s as smooth as possible.
Use a stroller
Disney World Resort is huge and spans more than 27,000 acres. The average visitor to Disney World walks between 7-10 miles per day. A trip can be tiring for even the fittest of adults, let alone young children. It’s strongly advised you take a stroller with you or you hire one at Disney upon your arrival, even if your child doesn’t usually use one. This will give them a chance to rest while you walk around the park and to grab a nap after a busy day.
Book the right hotel
The good news is all of Disney World’s hotels are child-friendly. However, some are more suited for younger children and some for older children. The location of the hotel you choose is also important as you’ll need to think about how far away it is from the theme parks. If you plan on being a frequent visitor you could become a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member. This means you use points to book your Disney trip. Points can be bought and sold and they allow you to stay in hotels that are otherwise booked up as you book via a resale contract.
Have an itinerary
You’ll need to visit Disney World more than once to see and do everything the resort has to offer. Disney experts recommend at least 2 full days in each park to make the most of your trip. But this will cost you a lot of money as Mouse Hacking estimates that a 5-night trip to Disney World for a family of four this year will set you back around $5,700. To get the most for your money and ensure you see and do the things that you want, plan your days before you arrive. This should include the parks, attractions, shows, and restaurants that you most wish to see, do, and eat at.
As they’ll do so much walking, your kids will burn off a lot of calories in Disney World. They’re also likely to get bored waiting in queues for rides. Having plenty of snacks on you to dish out will keep energy levels topped up and boredom at bay. It’ll also save you money as the average cost of one snack at Disney is between $5 and $6. They’ve also just hiked the prices up of their most popular snacks, including popcorn, pretzels, and hot dogs.
Disney World is a great place to visit with kids of any age. Just make sure you do your homework and plan your trip well to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.