In this week’s episode, the ladies of the Podcast share their Top 5 Mom Tips while visiting Disney. Here’s the link to our podcast on iTunes. We’d love it if you subscribed so that you’ll get future episodes sent to your device automatically. Also, if you enjoy what you hear, leave us a review! Thanks for listening!
Show Notes: Top 5 Mom Tips While Visiting Disney
Leah’s Top 5 Tips:
Tip #5: My kids always want to start spending their souvenir money from day 1. My advice is to take pictures throughout your trip of the souvenirs your kids want. Then, toward the end of your trip, let them look through the photos and decide what they actually still want.
Tip #4: Bring your own food and snacks into the parks. Even if it’s not a full meal, you’ll be glad to save some money and have food available when the kids are hungry.
Tip #3: Even if you don’t go back to your hotel for naps in the middle of the day, take a break somewhere. Find a quiet ride or a place you can relax and grab a snack. In the photo below, I was riding the monorail around and around and around… In the other photo, we took the boat to the Poly from the Magic Kingdom, played on the beach for awhile, and relaxed with a Dole Whip.
Tip #2: Stay on property! It’s so much easier to use the Disney transportation to get back to your hotel for a nap, or if you need to split up at the end of the night.
Tip #1: Take them when they’re young! Even though our kids might not remember it all, we always will!
Lesley’s Top 5 Tips:
Tip #5: Mark your stroller with a bright ribbon to make it stand out and easy to find in the sea of strollers.
Tip #4: Have your purse full of baggies for phones, bandaids, hand sanitizers, wipes and a portable charger.
Tip #3: Allow each child to pick a Fastpass each day so everyone gets a “must do”.
Tip #2: Take a picture of your children each morning in case they get lost.
Tip #1: Allow time for sleeping in when traveling with teens
Melody’s Top 5 Tips:
Tip #5. Stay hydrated. Kids aren’t going to ask for drinks all the time, so stay ahead of it and keep prompting them to take drinks.
Tip #4. Have them earn money doing chores before the trip. Then, put their money in an envelope and encourage them to do the math (if they’re old enough) to see how much they have left as they spend. That will give them more thought in how they’re spending their money as they go along.
Tip #3. Baby Care Centers – great for getting supplies, having quiet time, feeding kids of all ages, kid sized potties, nursing rooms, kitchens, etc.
Tip #2. Be flexible with plans. If you have a fun day planned, but the kids don’t seem to be cooperating or in the mood for ride after ride, be willing to change plans and do something else. Read your kids and know their limits – do what you can to avoid meltdowns. We all know our kids’ triggers.
Tip #1. Research rides ahead of time. If you know your child doesn’t like certain kinds of stimulation, avoid rides that have those experiences. For instance, kids with sensory issues probably will not enjoy rides like Dinosaur, It’s Tough to be a Bug, Flight of Passage, etc.