In one of our previous posts, I shared my opinions about bringing little ones to Walt Disney World.
I was not quite finished, but I felt like that entry was getting a bit long-winded. So, let me continue it here. And this post has been updated to reflect a few technology updates Disney now has available.
StuCrew Kids Run the Show
One of the biggest mistakes I see parents make at WDW is stressing out about "getting it all done." I understand that for most, there is only a limited amount of time to experience it. But, I think stressing out and dragging exhausted, over-stimulated kids around a theme park or two is a bummer. How is that fun for anyone?
We usually game plan before heading into the Park. Our game plan includes a ride or two that each kid really wants to do and a maximum wait time. My kids are prepped ahead of time that Mommy will not wait longer than (insert your own number here, mine is 30) minutes. We book our FastPasses* ahead of time as often as possible.We usually try to make their dreams come true, but sometimes the Parks are busier than I'd like. When that's the case, the kids roll with it. After all, it was on the game plan and anything missed on this trip will be attempted on the next.
* FastPasses can be booked ahead of time on the Disney mobile app or on the website. If you do not have your Park tickets before your trip, you can book FastPasses at the Park when you arrive. There are FP kiosks located in each Park. Ask a Cast Member, they will point you in the right direction.
Remember, you can only book 3 FastPasses at a time, and all three must be in the same Park. After your 3 expire, you are able to book more via the app or kiosk. At that time, you can book in another Park.
Our Disney Sides
We are fortunate enough to live a short drive away from the Happiest Place on Earth! And we take full advantage of it!