Geekin’ Tips – Disney World With Little Kids

This block of tips come from Episode 133 with Melissa Grover, EJ Cruz and Jennifer Galambos.

  • Jennifer – Arrive early
    • Get character pictures,
    • Get vacation started early
    • Catch the park opening show
    • Attractions not as crowded. You can accomplish a lot before crowds without fast pass.
    • It takes a long time to travel by bus to parks. MK show starts at 15 min before scheduled time. Leave at 7am.
  • EJ – It’s ok to bring little kids. Magical moments when they’re little. Under 3 is free.
  • Melissa – Go back to resort mid-day for a break for a nap. No Commando. Know your  child’s habits.
  • Jenn – Cruising not as hectic.
  • Jenn – Be prepared by having clothes prepared night before. Batteries charged and all your stuff packed for the day. Ready to get out door early.
  • EJ – Watch YouTube videos of things that might scare them at home. Limit things that might scare them.
  • Melissa- Bring a stroller even for 5 years old. A lot of walking. A place to sleep. Mommy hooks. Rented strollers have rain cover and cooler
  • Melissa – Add Christmas lights, special markings, glow sticks and a fan as accessories so you can find in the large stroller parking areas. You’re stroller will stand out. You’ll get compliments
  • Jenn – Bring towels from room – clean up for rain or pee. Towels are great for sitting on. Bring swim suits in case kids want to go in splash play areas
  • EJ – Disney bounding. Bring Disney inspired clothes. Lover Dover dresses on Etsy. Princess clothes. CM will recognize and comment.
  • Melissa- bring light up toys and electronics for entertainment in lines.  Use line saving tips so kids don’t get bored
  • Jennifer – bring bags, trash, zip lock, extra change of clothes, for cameras. Autograph books. Keep stuff dry and organized. From sheets. Gallon bags. Each daily clothes.
  • EJ – Grocery service  like Garden Grocery. Breakfast, diapers . Pre order before vacation
  • EJ – Rent stroller from outside service. Kingdom Stroller clean and more features. Don’t have to bring on plane.
  • Melissa- potty ask before getting in line. Practice on regular toilet. Foldable seat.
  • Jenn – Get souvenirs first day at Disney Springs. Then they have them all week.
  • EJ – Light infinity scarf for nursing.
  • EJ – Baby care centers baby supplies
  • Melissa – bring a night light.  Lightens up a strange dark room.
  • Jenn – Gift cards from family members. Disneygiftcard.com to consolidate cards.  That’s their budget for stuff
  • EJ – Memory Maker – You’ll be in all in pictures Professional at all the great spots. Video and picture on rides automatically. Makes getting logs of pictures easier
  • Melissa – bring small snacks like Cheerios and crackers.
  • Jenn – Use soda cup lids to put on Mickey bars for dripping
  • EJ –  Pack essentials for carrying on bag in case of luggage lost
  • Melissa – bring a toy leash attached to stroller and toy.  You’ll save the tragic loss of a favorite stuffed toy
  • Jenn –  Curb your enthusiasm- kids may act up or be fearful.
  • Jenn – Make a must do list for every body going on the trip.  This way you can prioritize the must do’s
  • EJ – backup phone and clear memory. Use Dropbox or Amazon backup.
  • EJ – Dress kids in Disney pajamas at night.
  • EJ – Don’t forget to count your baby in dining reservations(ADR)
  • Melissa – Safety. Your cell phone attached to children somewhere
  • Melissa – Take a picture of children in morning so you can describe to CM’s
  • Melissa – Teach children what a cast member looks like by explaining the name tags they wear.

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