So you’ve decided it’s time to take your little one to Disney! With our helpful hints, we will do all we can make your trip as peaceful and worry free as possible but it is important to prepare before you leave home!
There is always the stroller debate! To rent, to bring, what to do?
I always recommend bringing your own. Your child is comfortable and familiar with it and it is far easier than a rental. If you have a long ride, no room or don’t want to lug the cargo there are options! You can rent strollers, singles or doubles, at any of the parks as well as Downtown Disney. You will get a name tag that you can keep and use to identify your stroller. If you park hop just keep your receipt and pick up your stroller at each park! If you decide that you would rather rent a stroller for your length of stay there are a few stroller company’s you can rent from that will deliver the stroller to your hotel. These are also strollers that you can take with you out of the parks.
Packing: What to bring! The age old travel question….
I find it easiest to pack by outfit – the whole outfit from shorts to socks and jackets if need be. I even like to pack my outfits in ziplock bags and label them so all I have to do it grab that days bag to get the kids dressed. No searching for a random sock or missing hair bow! Florida is hot most of the year but I would suggest a jacket starting in late September thru early May. In the winter it can get cold, it can be hard to believe but you might want to bring some pants and long shirts! Be sure to check the weather! Don’t forget sunscreen the Florida sun is hot!
Plan a park schedule ahead of time!
Matthew is amazing at this and is happy to help – you can contact him thru the site! He sends all the information you will need including height requirements, ride descriptions from the DRCP, a complete packing list that includes trip, park and water park packing lists and a photo itinerary that the kids can follow. With Between The Ears Travel you will always have a plan!
A nice thing to know about the parks is that there are baby care centers for your convenience. These are great air conditioned retreats for you and your little one! They have changing tables, rockers and anything you might need from diapers to Tylenol to food! A tip for parents potty training the baby care center has “toddler sized” potties that all kids find fun!
Be sure to take breaks! Toddlers and parents can get tired! Vacations should feel like vacation! Don’t rush thru the parks just to get everything done! Take advantage of all the wonderful pools the Disney resorts have to offer or
quiet nap time in the room! It is much easier to enjoy yourself if you avoid the heat and crowds using our touring plans!
Make memories, take tons of pictures and enjoy Disney thru your little ones eyes! There is nothing more magical!