Mummy has been to Walt Disney World, Orlando three times and plans to go again in 2021 to celebrate her 50th Birthday (If she can’t get there before!). It will be my first visit. Mummy remembers trying to imagine what it would be like before she ever went and we thought we’d share some top tips for your first visit to Walt Disney World:
Mummy and big sisters in April 2006
*Accommodation Tips – If you choose a villa you will need a car.
*If you choose an off site hotel – you will need a car or make sure it has shuttle buses to Disney World.
*You can of course stay in a Disney Hotel, they have their own benefits but are a lot more expensive. You wouldn’t necessarily need a car as many provide buses to other attractions.
*You can book a package holiday with flights, transfers, accommodation and park tickets all included, or price it all up yourself separately. If you choose this option you should buy your park tickets in the UK before you leave.
*Once you are there, either set out later in the day to stay late especially if there’s a parade or fireworks you want to see, or get up early so you can leave earlier. You cannot do early starts and late nights especially with little ones, it is exhausting.
*Characters may be overwhelming for small children and babies. Some of them are BIG!
*Plan, plan and plan more! This is a must to fit everything in.
*Plan your priorities at each park – for each family member. You cannot do and see it all.
*When it’s hot, it’s HOT, and even more exhausting. You walk miles and miles in a day! There is so much walking, even my 6 year old needed a buggy! We hired the park ones – they had twin ones which were perfect.
*A popular time for Brits to visit is January – prices are cheaper and the weather is usually cooler. In June we saw temperatures of 115 degrees at 11am!
*Don’t be disappointed if your children are grumpy and not as hyped – it is the holiday of a lifetime but also the most overwhelming holiday you’ll ever have !
*You will need at least a day out of the parks to recharge your batteries. Relaxing by the pool may seem like you are wasting your time but honestly, you will need the break, especially if you are there for two weeks.
Have you been to Walt Disney World? Do you have any tips for first timers?