So you’ve decided to head to Walt Disney World in Florida. Children of all ages dream of visiting here. So much to do and see , some end up returning multiple times.
Disney has 4 main parks in Orlando, you can spend as little or as much time in each as you want . Just pick where you want to spend your time and start making your plans.
Our first trip there was actually with our son, daughter in law, two grandsons and her mom and dad. It was a wonderful trip full of exciting adventures.
For the first trip we decided to stay at one of the resorts, Wilderness Lodge……wow, what an amazing place. There are a couple of good reasons to stay on the grounds, you get access to the Magic Express, a bus which picks you up at the airport. They even collect your luggage for you and take it to the hotel. Unless of course you need to clear customs in Orlando, if that is the case you will need to get the bags to do so. This unique perk for staying at the resorts helps take away the stress of transportation to and from the hotel. We found that since our plans were only to go within the Disney world properties we did not rent a car, the Disney properties all offer transportation to the various sites either by rail, bus or boat so there was no need to worry about parking or maneuvering in traffic. Another benefit of staying at the resorts is that you are able to gain additional time at the parks as a perk for being their guest.
On our second trip to Disney we stayed off site with friends & family and rented a car. We had a great trip both times but I am glad that we stayed onsite the first time around as we did spend all our time going between the various resorts, parks and at downtown Disney for shopping, all of which we could use the Disney transportation to reach.
When you go to the parks there is so much to see and do……I recommend doing some research so that you don’t miss the things that are unique to each of them. Be sure you catch some of the great shows and of course the parade and fireworks at magic kingdom. You will have numerous opportunities to purchase the admission tickets ahead of time and various sites offer them, in various combinations. We took the park hopper where you paid for 4 days and got the 5th free. This one allowed us to go to more than one park in a day. We did use that feature as one day we went to Animal Kingdom and then later in the evening went over to Magic Kingdom for the fireworks and some rides. Don’t forget to check out what may be going on at the resort you are staying at as they have fun things lined up as well.
There is so much to do and see make sure you have taken the time to do your research regarding the activities, timings and any special happenings while you are in the area.
Above all this is the place to have fun, have a wonderful trip.