If you are going to be joining the thousands of families flocking to the Florida this year for a Disney-themed vacation then you are going to need to ensure that you are fully prepared for the trip.
Aside from the many other attractions and parks which you will find in Florida, a family trip to Disney World will offer you and the family a magical vacation filled with fun, sun and adventure. Disney World is actually split into the following four main theme parks:
- Epcot –
- Animal Kingdom
- Magic Kingdom
- Disney Hollywood Studios
Such is the size of Disney that you could visit each day for a week and see something different in the four parks and therein lies the beauty of a family vacation to Disney World, Florida, let’s take a look at how you can be best prepared.
Park Tickets and Events
Because there is simply so much to do throughout the parks, you need to really be on your game in terms of working out what you wish to do. If you simply turn up each day and do whatever takes your fancy then you may find that you miss out on some of the main attractions or shows. Equally, as you can imagine, the queues can get pretty big on some of the most popular rides and if you plan ahead then you can try to get in early.
When it comes to tickets, you should ideally buy these before you leave home, firstly this will ensure that you have your tickets in hand and secondly you may find some online discounts when buying.
Packing for a trip to Disney World will have to be considered carefully, the last thing you want to do is to carry a great deal of stuff with you when you are in the park. Florida itself is an incredibly hot part of the country, they don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing, and you should always look to be taking shorts and t-shirts, as well as hats and sun block for protection. One item that I would recommend taking is a solid pair of comfortable shoes because you will be racking up the miles on your trip and the last thing you will want is blisters.
In terms of admin before you go, you will need to ensure that you have your itinerary all mapped out before you leave. This will ensure that you make the most out of your vacation. Speak to your hotel to see if they offer free transfers from the airport as many of them have this service, if not , then arrange you transfers. Regarding VISA requirements, you shouldn’t have to worry about this if you have booked through a travel agent as they will have included this, if you have booked on your own then check to see if you require an ESTA, this can be purchased with ease online and allows you to travel in the U.S. it is valid for two years after you have purchased it.