orlandovacation_comfortable-disney-shoesEven folks in the peak of health can have serious trouble at Disney World. Traveling throughout the parks everyday can put miles on your worn shoes, and can lead to sore feet and backs at the end of the day. The good news is that as grandparents you’ve been around long enough to know how important it is to take care of yourself. Here are a few tips to help you keep your health and spirits up so you can be there for the grandkids.

Invest in comfortable shoes

One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to assure you have comfortable, supportive shoes. Visit your local running store and let them know you need walking shoes that offer both support and stability. They can take a look at the way you walk and recommend shoes that are perfectly fitted to your needs. The right shoes can make an enormous difference during your trip.

Pick up moleskin and Body Glide

Body Glide is a special product that you can put on your feet before you head out to the parks. It works to prevent blisters and can make a huge difference. Moleskin is a product that comes on a sheet and can be cut to the size you need. When you first see that a blister is trying to form, you simply cut the moleskin to size and place it over the affected area. Note that moleskin and Body Glide should not be used once a blister has appeared, so be sure to be proactive.

orlandovacation_mobility-scooter-rentalRent a mobility scooter

You can rent scooters from Disney directly, or save money and rent one from a third party. These scooters can be used the entirety of your trip, or you can simply use them to get from one ride to another. Every ride and attraction will have an area for you to park your mobility scooter if you’re not using it at that particular moment.

These simple tips can help you keep your feet in top shape and allow you plenty of energy to make the most of your trip with your grandkids. Please click here for more articles for grandparents.