Driving to Disney World: Best Tips
Driving to Disney World does not have to be a stressful trip full of “Are we there yet?” You are about to embark on an exciting adventure in the most magical place. The trip there can be just as exciting. Here are some tips to get you through those long hours towards Disney.
Load a portfolio or something similar with coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, stickers, markers, activity/puzzle books, etc. Markers can be messy, and stickers might end up on car windows, so be careful with those two. Make one for each child to lessen the chance of fighting over who needs the red crayon right now.
You can get a good assortment of coloring, activity, and puzzle books at the Dollar Store, as well as some novels and chapter books, to suit a range of ages. They also have crayons, stickers, and other easily portable supplies.
Depending on the length of your trip, finding enough music can be difficult. Constantly hunting for stations while driving through different broadcasting areas can be frustrating. Satellite radio is an alternative that will let you pick one station from coast to coast.
Smartphone apps like Spotify that stream music are also a great idea. Many have free options, but subscribing will give you more control. Spotify also offers curated playlists (subscribers can create their own) so you can choose enough Disney songs to last your whole trip. Just put “It’s a Small World” on repeat if you want to feel like you’re already at the park!
If data usage is a concern, Spotify will let you download songs, albums and playlists directly to your phone. You can then play these without using any data, as long as you have an active subscription.
Save devices until you’ve exhausted all other options. If the kids are already bored of their electronic devices, coloring books aren’t going to hold any appeal.
If you’re in the market for a new car, consider one with a DC outlet built in. While it won’t be strong enough to charge anything quickly, it can make a charge last much longer.
Make sure you’ve charged everything beforehand, or your children will never forgive you.
Buy some quart size ziplock bags and make each child an individual snack bag. You can just give them the whole baggie instead of digging through a bigger container to find whatever your kids want right then.
Do you have any tips to share? What do you do to keep the kids entertained?