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There is no vacation as wonderful as the one that takes you to Disneyland or Walt Disney World. No matter which of these two parks you choose to visit, these 7 Ways To Make Disney More Fun are going to keep your family happy the entire time. Disney parks can be the ultimate of vacation destinations, but they can also be overwhelming for many. With so much to take in, it can be hard to figure out what you want to do first. These tips are going to give you focus, and ensure that fun happens every step of the way!
7 Ways To Make Disney More Fun
Order the free map.
On the Disneyland and Walt Disney World websites you can order a free map of the park. This map will help you to locate things like Princess tea parties, the castles, specific rides you want to go on. Even if you are in the park for a few days, this map will help you navigate and plan out your days in advance. You can choose restaurants and treats by what area of the park you plan to be in each day. Having this in advance helps tremendously.
Ask your kids who they want to see.
We often go a bit overboard as parents because we want to give our kids the best we can. Sometimes trying to go to every single event, character meet up and party just isn’t a good idea. Instead of trying to book times to see every princess, ask them which is their favorite and make sure they get time with that one. You can always do more if time allows, but over booking can create tired, cranky and unhappy kids and parents.
Enjoy treats but limit junk food.
This may be an oxymoron, but as a parent you understand that one too many treats can result in a sick kid. While Disney has every delicious treat you can imagine having from the ice cream treats to deep fried or cheese laden items, it isn’t necessary to eat them all. Remember that there are multiple places throughout the park for fresh fruit, salads and healthier meal options. Choose healthier meals with a few treats here and there for an overall happier experience.
Dress comfy not cute.
Yes, we all want to look adorable and of course your kids want to dress up. However, think about walking around for hours in a theme park in layers of costume, or uncomfortable shoes. Not a pleasant thought, huh? Think about what you are wearing and pack comfortable items. Choose comfort over fashion every time.
Take advantage of the monorail and train.
The best thing about both parks is they include great travel options inside to get you around the park easier Just use them. Don’t even go the route of, “I can walk this”. Take your tired self to the train station or the monorail platform and let them take you to and from the different areas of the parks. There is absolutely no reason not to take advantage of these conveniences.
Invite a friend.
This is for the kids more than you, but it will end up making your experience better. If you have an only child, or children with large age range gaps it may be a good idea to allow them to invite a friend to join you for your trip to Disneyland. This gives them someone to go on rides with, and helps you to relax and enjoy things a bit more for yourself.
Don’t try to do it all.
Unless you have a season pass and can go every single day as you want to, it will be impossible to do everything every time you go to Disney. No matter how strictly you schedule things, there is just too much to take in. Don’t stress about that. Don’t try to do it all. Do the things that are top on your list, and accept that anything else is a bonus.
Learning how to make Disney more fun is all about relaxing a bit and realizing you just can’t do it all.