Planning a Disney trip is a big part of the vacation experience. However, all of the details can often start to feel overwhelming. In order to keep the stress of planning to a minimum, it is important to step back and focus on what is most important. Your children will not even notice the little details. All they will know is that their mom also had a magical time at the happiest place on earth. Before you start planning, consider these tips that might help you to survive Disney:
Schedule Time for Yourself
Disney is not just for kids. There is a myriad of things that moms can do by themselves at Disney to get away from the madness and truly embrace this amazing fantasy world. If you are at Disney World, a trip to Epcot to browse the shops at the World Showcase and sample some of the unique adult beverages is a fun way to spend the afternoon. The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa offers an upscale Victorian afternoon tea that is perfect for moms that need to relax and rejuvenate. Any Disney theme park boasts a variety of fun shops that perfect for moms who enjoy the thrill of finding the best souvenirs.
Hunt Down Discounts
While a trip to Disney can start to add up, there’s a surprisingly large number of opportunities to get discount Disney tickets out there. You can also save money on hotel accommodations and dining if you are committed to scouring the internet for the best deals. Walt Disney World even occasionally offers a free dining promotion. This deal gives you the dining plan for free if you book an onsite resort and ticket package.
You Don’t Have to Dress Them Up
There is no set rule that says you have to dress your child up for a trip to Disney. Moms should not put too much pressure on themselves to create the perfect outfits for the trip. Doing so can lead to unnecessary stress which will filter down to the rest of the family. Sometimes it is simply more comfortable to wear normal clothes, especially during the warmer weather months when wearing heavy costumes could make your kids too hot.
A trip to Disney is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime for your family. With these tips, your Disney trip can be much smoother. Just embrace the chaos and go with the flow and your family will get the most out of this special experience.
If you’re driving to Disneyland or Disney World, you might need some extra tools to make the road trip more comfortable. Check out this other article for more information about some great tools to have with you when road tripping with kids!