Disney Tips for Traveling With Preschoolers
Plan a Magical Vacation That is Perfect For Your Family
I’ve had the opportunity to review a new book that takes all the guesswork out of planning for a trip to Walt Disney World with preschoolers in tow.
The girls were 7 and 11 at the time, in 1994. We went towards the end of August when the rates were somewhat less expensive, and stayed directly on the grounds in Florida at the Polynesian Resort. I don’t mind the heat since I live in New England. Actually I thrive in it!
Now that my daughter has two toddlers of her own, she’s been making “noises” about wanting to revisit Disney with their kids, who are 1 and 3. Both my daughter and charming son-in-law are extremely close to both sets of parents. They’d really like that the grandparents can all join in together for a memorable family trip.
As a parent, you already know that you don’t want to have to carry your preschooler around in your arms all day. You couldn’t possibly make it through the day! You also can’t expect your child to walk all day long.
Beyond the Attractions: A guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers by Lisa M. Battista (BookSurge) is a definite must-read book.
Lisa Battista answers common and not-so-common questions in Beyond the Attractions such as advance reservations; the best time to visit; sleeping away from home and more that will assure that your family vacation is enjoyable and stress free:
Strollers – Strollers are not only welcome at Disney World, they’re highly recommended. In fact, Disney World rents strollers for a reasonable fee. My suggestion would be to tie something on the stroller, such as a brightly colored ribbon to help identify it from all of the other strollers in the park.
FastPass – You don’t want to spend your entire Disney World vacation standing in long lines. This can be avoided by using Disney World FastPass. FastPass can be obtained from kiosks located near the rides that accept FastPass. This doesn’t mean that you get to immediately move to the front of the line. It’s more like scheduling an appointment for the ride later in the day – at which time you actually will move to the front of the line. In the meantime, you’re free to go enjoy other sites and rides around the park.
Many other tips to help you maximize your hard-earned vacation dollars are included in this reference guide for parents, by a parent.
Whether you’re driving with preschoolers in the car or flying, start planning your next vacation!
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For More Information Visit: Beyond The Attractions
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