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Disney World Planning for Families

Disney World Planning for Families

It is always fun to see the magic of Disney World through the eyes of a child but to get the most out of your WDW vacation with your family and loved ones you’ll need to do a little advanced research.

We can help you with that.

Here are some of our favorite tips and resources to use when planning a Walt Disney World vacation with little (and not-so-little) ones.

Planning tips for families

Disney World with a toddler

If you are traveling with somebody that fits the “toddler” title you’ll find this post extremely useful.

Packed full of all our best tips and suggestions, this post can help you avoid meltdowns so you can spend your time creating happy memories.

→ Check out our trip plan for doing Disney World with toddlers for lots of great tips

Stroller parking

Our favorite trip plan for families

Lots of people play for a week at Disney World which usually means they’ll have about 8 days to plan. If you’re planning a trip around a week or so long, this post is for you.

→Use our best 8-day Disney World itinerary for families to find out the best places to stay, eat, and how to maximize your time in the parks

Attractions with height requirements

Even though most of the attractions at Disney World are family friendly there are a few that have height requirements.

Every trip we see at least one family with a child disappointed that they won’t be able to ride but you can help avoid that by knowing what the rules are before you go.

→Find out all of the Disney World height requirements plus our tips and advice for what to do if your child isn’t tall enough to ride

Doing Disney with large families

Travelling with more than 4?

Disney World has lots of ways to make traveling with a large family a breeze.

Check out our best tips for doing Disney World with a large family for lots of great advice and suggestions

Fun stuff to do in the parks with kids and little ones

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

If you have somebody that dreams of being their favorite princess or prince you’ll definitely want to check out Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (BBB).

BBB lets guests ages 3 to 12 experience a magical makeover. But, as you can imagine, this is a popular extra so if you want to snag a reservation for your child you’ll definitely want read up on when and how you can book a spot.

→ Learn how to snag a reservation and check out a fabulous review (with pictures) for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Fun without a ton of expense

There are lots of things to do at Disney World that cost little-to-no money.


→ Find out all about the free and cheap things to do with kids at Disney World so you’ll know exactly where to find them.

Yo Ho, Yo Ho! A pirate’s life for me.

If you have somebody that loves pirates then you may want to consider booking them a spot on one of these awesome cruises!

→ Find out all about the Pirate Adventure Cruises at Disney World, including where they are located and how much they cost

Date night at Disney World

Disney World is magical for the adults, too, and you may find yourself wishing you could have a special evening out in the parks without the kids.

Disney makes that easy to do.

→ Take a look at our favorite Disney World date night ideas for inspiration

→ Check out your childcare options while at Disney World

Illuminations date night

Fun extras

One of the best parts of a Disney World vacation is how easy it is to sprinkle that “Disney Magic” into lots of places.

Here’s some of our favorite ways to add a little extra “Disney Magic” to your trip!

→ Extend the magic to your resort room by learning how to do Tinker Bell gifts at Disney World

→ Build up anticipation to your trip by trying one of these 6 Disney-themed activities for kids

→ Keep your kids busy in the car or on the plane with these vacation travel bag ideas by age


Character meet - Anna