How do you grip tight to the Disney Magic with a family-a large family-in tow?
From the time my oldest son was a 4 year old to our last trip with our youngest grandson and all the times in between, WDW has been our vacation of choice. I’ve been to the World with toddlers, babies, five kids and twice when I was pregnant. We’ve had a Magical Gathering with almost 20 people and have started going with one family at a time to have lots of memories with each group of grandkids and their parents. Somewhere on our wish list is a road trip with just Grandpa, Nonna and the grandkids, if their parents let us. I suppose they could come too.
Disney takes care of families like nowhere else I know of. Sick child-Disney helped us find a doctor. Nursing mom-Disney has a lovely spot for that complete with air conditioning, and rocking chairs. Need a night out? This is the land of Mary Poppins, right? Kids with challenges are Disney’s best buds. They do everything they can to help you have a fabulous time.
The secret to a relaxing, enjoyable trip is planning. We’ve read, studied, explored and planned over the years. When you spend a lot of time and money for a vacation you don’t want to be disappointed. There is a lot to see at WDW. Theme parks and water parks are just a few of the fun things to do. Managing your time and tolerance are essential. There is a tendency to want to do it all because-well, you’re there! Having a plan is the only way, in my opinion, to have the full Disney experience.
We’ve seen it all and done it all through the years and the memories will be with me for a lifetime. I cry when I arrive; cry during the fireworks and cry as I leave. My family loves you WDW. For more information on planning, be sure to read Clare’s article titled “The Importance of Planning Ahead”.