There’s no question that Disney World is a magical place, but it can also be a stressful place when you’re traveling along with the kids. Check out these excellent tips to travel with ease as a single parent in Disney World.
Set a schedule for each day
If you have a schedule planned out for each day, your kids will more easily stay focused and know exactly what to expect each day. Set a specific schedule for napping and bedtime, choose a resort hotel or Orlando vacation home that’s close to the park so you can return for nap times, and make reservations well in advance for any hard-to-get character meals you’d like to enjoy.
Take advantage of all the special help available to you
You’re going to feel at times like you could really use a helping hand. The good news is that there is one there for you! Take advantage of the Disney World amenities. For example, look into FastPass+ and schedule them in advance so you can skip the lines. Look into stroller rental, and check out in-room babysitting that allows you to take a break for a few hours.
Downtime is essential
There are so many things to do at Disney World that you’re going to be tempted to try and do it all. While it may seem like taking on every ride and attraction is the best way to get your money’s worth, the reality is that you’re going to get the most value for your money if you have the best time possible – and that means planning plenty of downtime. Remember – it’s about quality, not quantity!
Having a plan doesn’t mean you can’t be flexible
It is important for you to have a plan – but it’s equally important for you to be flexible. If nap time has to come a little late one day, or if you end up missing a must-do ride because the kids are ready to go, then you’ll need to just accept it. No ride is worth ruining an entire trip to Disney World.