Sep 132019

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Preparing for a family vacation sounds like a dream come true until you realize how much work goes into packing for multiple children. With almost 10 bags at hand, our trip to the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa was smooth.

Feet up and relax after planning ahead.

After meeting with other influencers and Walt Disney World team members, we grabbed dinner and made our way through Epcot, a theme park dedicated to foodies looking to taste the world without traveling around it.

If your little ones love Finding Nemo and enjoy underwater creatures, then they’ll love The Seas with Nemo and Friends. It’s a quick ride and the kids will enjoy the experience of the clam mobiles. There aren’t any seatbelts, so make sure the little ones are seated.

Snippet from our room at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

A Magical Experience

To get the most out of your visit to Walt Disney World, you’ll want to keep in mind a number of things. Below are five tips to keep in mind when traveling with kids, includes what to pack.

  1. Plan to bring something for the kids to ride. This doesn’t have to be a stroller. We brought our Radio Flyer wagon. It also helped with lugging our 10 bags over to the room.
  2. Wear comfortable shoes and skip the flip flops. Although flip flops can be comfortable at times, they won’t be functional at a theme park. Closed shoes work best.
  3. Decide what you’d like to explore. Walt Disney World is huge, and it might cause some anxiety with kids. Not to worry, if you do your research then you should be fine. We know our kids love certain characters so we’re planning around those events and theme parks.
  4. Create a plan. After figuring out where you’re headed, you might want to know how you’ll tackle these locations. We decided to do two parks in one day during our stay. We’ll be sure to update you after to let you know how that goes.
  5. Stay flexible. Although it’s a great idea to have a plan, you’re better off staying flexible during the day. Anything can happen with kids, and the last thing you’ll need is added stress.

Our first night was short, but we managed to tired the kids out. One of the perks of theme parks is the amount of exercise you get from walking everywhere and the kids get tired out as well.

Keep an eye on our Instagram stories via @motherhoothroughmyeyes to catch live action from the park.

Reader Comments

  1. These are awesome tips to use when visiting Disney World. I visited when I was a teen and then we took the kids several times and now we take the grandkids once a year. I still love to read tips about making the most of a Disney vacation.

  2. It sounds like you had amazing experience, what a lovely way to meet other influencers. The tips are great as well – sometimes in the heat all you want is flip flops but totally not good for long walks.

    1. Yes, it was great to connect with others and share our day-in-the-life stories. It goes to show how we all have similar day-to-day struggles.

      I’m all for flip flops — if it doesn’t require much walking.

  3. I’d also add in plan a little downtime in the afternoon. We went back to our hotel midday just to sit and relax by the pool for a little bit. My 8 year old had a late night meltdown because she was exhausted from a full day of running all over the park. I wish we would have planned some downtime on our first night there.

    1. Yes! We just went through the meltdown fiasco tonight during the Not-So-Scary Halloween party. It can be a bit much for the little ones if you explore the parks during the morning of the event.

  4. I want to take my youngest son to Disney in the future. He hasn’t been but his older brother and sister have. I am all for making our trip as easy as possible since I suffer from chronic health problems. Renting a scooter is a must and I’ve heard it is expensive renting through Disney. I’ll have to do a bit more research on it.

    1. Yes! We’ve seen so many people on a scooter. It would be the right decision for you. Hope you get a chance to experience the Not-So-Scary Halloween event as well. Please let me know if you do.

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