What are some smart tips for taking young kids on a Disney vacation?

My family are going to Disney World the first time with my 19 mo and 6 yr old girls. Do anyone have any tips? We are staying in Disney value resort which has no refrigerator in the room. Therefore, I can't freeze my little ice pack. how to keep milk cold around the park all day? or any tips on where to go? we will be there for 7 days with 7 day park tickets.



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magle

Asked by magle at 9:39 AM on Feb. 11, 2009 in Travel

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  • When you get into the parks first thing in the morning go to the nurses station. They have fridges there where you may store breastmilk, formula, and medications. Its free of charge, they have have baby mother stations throughout the park as well.
    WishyClarkson

    Answer by WishyClarkson at 9:55 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • I know Disney Studios has a HSM parade last year, not sure if they still do.
    WishyClarkson

    Answer by WishyClarkson at 9:56 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • Also I recommend going and buying a disney world travel book at your local bookstore. They are filled with info about everything Disney has to offer. Some libraries have them as well.
    WishyClarkson

    Answer by WishyClarkson at 9:58 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • Write your cell phone and last name on each child's leg. Take a picture each day of each child on your cell phone so you know what they are wearing.

    If you drink milk, save and clean an empty gallon milk jug and fill it 3/4 with water and freeze it for your room - it will stay frozen for a long time in a cooler.

    Go early in the day and take a break before lunch to come back to the room and cool down.

    There are a bunch of good Disney sites on the web - have fun and take your time!
    Wimsey

    Answer by Wimsey at 10:06 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • YES!! The unofficila guide to disney is a great book. It is at my library. also "debs guide" Which is www.allearsnet.com great ideas!!!!
    chefjen

    Answer by chefjen at 11:34 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • oh, and we have used our lined trash can in the room as a cooler filled with ice in an emergency too!
    chefjen

    Answer by chefjen at 11:35 AM on Feb. 11, 2009

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  • There are custom tattoos you can get for the 6 yr old in case she gets lost. Very cute. http://www.kidsafeink.com
    Have you looked into some of the meal passes? It can save you a lot of money. We did the deluxe and it was too much food, but I think there are two levels below that.
    If you want to do any of the character meals you can book them about 6 months out.
    We have used a small portable bottle warmer and ice in a bucket or trash can.
    The baby centers in the parks are great. You can normally buy some supplies there also although it is expensive. We caught a taxi to a market outside the parks and stocked up on some items there. I can get the name if you need it, my dh had been there before on previous trips.
    AussieMum2

    Answer by AussieMum2 at 1:50 AM on Feb. 12, 2009

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  • Bring your own stroller,they are very expensive to rent there. $15 for a single and $31 for a double. We just got back from a Disney Vacation and didn't know we could bring our own stroller on the plane for free so we had to rent one. Bring snacks as well for the little ones because obviously snacks there are expensive and not usually healthy,they have fruit at some places but it's expensive. The place is less crowded in the morning and evening,it would be a good idea to take a break for your kids' sake if you can,especially if you plan on staying til the fireworks at the end.
    kdrouill

    Answer by kdrouill at 4:38 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

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  • we are going to DisneyWorld Too!! (our second time), and all of the above suggestions are great plus i would add, renting a stroller for your six year old as well, they are fairly big and there is a lot of walking to do, so comfortable shoes/tennis shoes are a must! also don't forget the antibacterial wipes or pump for kids hands, sunblock and sunglasses , hat for baby, Everything in DisneyWorld is great! i know you'll have lots of fun!!
    ashleyamanda

    Answer by ashleyamanda at 8:20 AM on Jul. 16, 2009

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    Answer by Anonymous at 3:58 PM on Jan. 14, 2010

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