Walt Disney World is a vacation destination for people of all ages. Families, couples, and individuals flock to Disney World year round for the exciting attractions they have to offer. Although there is no target demographic, Disney World has always been a destination for families first, particularly if you have kids under the age of 13. Even so, Disney World with kids can be a challenging experience. Follow these tips so you can keep your sanity and have a fantastic time.
The 5 Family Tips & Tricks for Disney World with Kids Under 13 Years Old
Include Rest in Your Schedule
One thing to remember is that it is so important to include downtime. It’s easy to overload your schedule and pack it too much with all the things you want to do. Disney World with kids is hard enough just getting them ready in the morning and arriving at the park sometime near the opening. I do recommend putting in the effort to getting to the park without delay, but if you aren’t trying to meet a deadline, or get to a reservation, try to pace yourselves, or schedule plenty of leisure time.
Book More Days
If you want to do a lot at Disney World, it is tough to do in a short number of days. The best experience involves doing a little over a more extended period. The hardest part of Disney World with kids is getting around from one part of Disney World to another. It’s much harder than going solo, as a pair or with other adults. It’s better to have more days at a Value resort than a few days at a Deluxe if you are on a budget.
Take a lot of the pressure off and bring home great memories by buying the Memory Maker package. This package entitles you to photos anywhere you see a PhotoPass cast member and includes all ride photos. You don’t have to concern yourself with taking enough pictures, and you can make sure the whole family is in the shots.
Know Your Routes
Before you go, get a solid understanding of where your resort is in relation to the rest of Disney World. The Monorail runs a loop between the Ticket Center, Polynesian Village, Grand Floridian, Magic Kingdom, and Contemporary. At the Ticket Center, you can connect to a monorail line that goes to Epcot. There is also boat at some resorts that have specific routes and destinations. Be aware of walking paths and additional park entrances as well. Another thing to bear in mind is that you will need to fold your strollers up when you take a bus.
If you need quick transport and have a transportation budget consider the Minnie Van which is operated by Lyft. Uber is also available, and a cheap alternative, but Minnie Vans offer a continuous and reliable Disney experience. I don’t recommend renting a car, because the added cost of the rental and parking fees is not worth it unless you plan to spend part of your vacation away from Disney World. Disney World with kids is best when you stay within the Disney bubble and make the most of the complimentary transportation.
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