Orlando is one of the World’s best family destinations, primarily due to the abundance of Disney Parks, but there is so much else to do there too! In addition to the Disney Parks, there’s SeaWorld, Universal Studios, LEGOLand, and that’s just to name a few!
How To Book Your Trip
With all the different places to visit when in Orlando, it can get a bit overwhelming when booking the holiday. I would suggest using a travel agent that specialises in Disney Destinations and relieve some of the stress. Not only do Travel agents do all the hard work for you, but they are also kept up-to-date with any changes that may occur at the parks. The last thing you want is to book it yourself and then find out that your favourite attraction is closed for refurbishment – this is the sort of information that travel agents will be aware of.
Make Use of The Ride Switch
There may be some rides and attractions that you want to go on, but either the children are too small, or they don’t want to go on. Both Disney and Universal have systems where both adults can go on the ride or attraction and still take care of the children. One adult goes on while the other stays with the children, then they swap roles without having to wait in line. This is a brilliant method to ensure the whole family can have fun while visiting the parks!
Establish A Meeting Place
Theme parks are enormous, and people and children can often get lost. Although all parks follow strict procedures for a lost child, it is a good idea to discuss with them a meeting place if they lose sight of you. Ensure that the meeting place is noticeable and recognisable, e.g. a large fountain or statue. Also, show your children what the theme park employees look like and tell them that they can talk to them and they will help them find you.
Save The Hassle: Rent A Stroller
Strollers are widely available at an affordable price. If you visit the guest services office, you can get a one for usually between $15 and $20. Double strollers are also available for families with more than one child. Renting at the parks means that you can avoid the hassle of folding and unfolding your own stroller when on transportation. I would advise having a stroller with you as you make your way around the parks. The excitement and heat can take it out of the little ones and it’s handy to have somewhere for them to nap.
Prepare For Your Park Visits
Snacks! Bringing some food with you to the parks to avoid grumpy children. If there is a long queue, or a wait until your meal, it is always handy to have some snacks to give the kids so that they don’t get irritable. Also, remember to bring plenty of water. The parks can get incredibly hot in the summer and at the peak of the day, so it is essential to keep yourselves and the children hydrated. The same goes for sun cream; the parks are often quite open spaces, and sun traps, so ensure you and your kids are regularly topped up with protection.
Factor in some downtime
After all the excitement and adrenaline of visiting the theme parks, it is great to spend a day relaxing with the family. Having some time to chill out is paramount when travelling with little ones as it can get very overwhelming and tiring for them. Having accommodation with a pool is brilliant because the children can splash around and have their fun while remaining cool. Taking the day a little slower means the family should have more energy in the evening. I advise visiting the parks at night and watching some of the incredible shows and displays.
Hopefully, this has helped you prepare for your adventure to Orlando with the little ones or encouraged you to visit. For a superb Orlando villa holiday, explore the vast range at Debbie’s Villas. With private pools, games rooms and gated communities, start planning your perfect break now!
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