Disney World is truly the happiest place on earth. To see the excitement and wonder on your child’s face when they first step into a Disney park is truly priceless. It is a place where the impossible becomes possible, and magic does exist. Traveling with young kids is never easy, and you may be wondering how to get the most out of your Disney vacation when you have little ones. Here are some of our best Disney World tips for families who are traveling with young kids.
If this is the first time you are going to Disney World, you may want to look into booking with a travel agent. There are many benefits when you book with a travel agent. They can give you some firsthand information about the best places to visit with young ones, best resort for your family size and make sure that all discounts available out there are applied to your vacation. They can also help you plan your whole itinerary and give you great advice not known to the general public like where the best place to watch fireworks are and where to get the most for your snack points.
Staying in the park also has its perks. If you are staying at one of Disney World’s resorts, you will get early access to Fast Passes which help you get quick access to their most popular rides and attractions before the general public. You also can enjoy their extended hours where the park is open only to you and not the public at large. There is an easy complimentary transportation to and from the park which makes it easy to come back to your room to put your little one down for a nap and head back out to the park in the evening. Not to mention that at the resorts have awesome themed pools and entertainment of their own.
Character meeting is one of the most exciting things about Disney World! But if you are a little kid, this can be a bit intimidating and scary. Before your trip, show your little one YouTube videos of young children like themselves meeting Disney characters. This way they get an idea of what to expect and how big these characters can be in real life. Make an autograph book to bring on your vacation. This will be a good icebreaker for kids to approach their real-life heroes.
Souvenirs can be quite pricey at the park. But when your children want a piece of the magic, it’s hard to say no. A great tip is to purchase souvenirs beforehand and bring them with you on your trip. You can get fantastic Disney items for 75% less than what they would cost at the park. A surprise goodie bag every morning is a wonderful way for them to feel like they have something they can bring home with them to remember their pleasant trip by without breaking the bank.