Thursday’s TipPosted by Affording the Mouse
Anyone who has taken a trip to Walt Disney World with infants, toddlers, or preschoolers understands that any such visit is really all about the kids. Yes, there are many, many attractions that the whole family can enjoy together, but there are certainly a few that the munchkins will not be able to enjoy…and sometimes that means the adults won’t get to enjoy them either. Yes, there is the Child Swap option (which essentially allows one parent to wait with the little ones while the other rides, then they switch places without having to wait in line twice), and it’s a great option. But what if Mom and Dad want to ride a few things together? Or share a calm dinner alone at, say, Le Cellier?
Which brings me to Thursday’s Tip: why not invite Grandma and Grandpa along? (Or Aunt Lucy…Cousin Fred…you get the picture, right?) Having an extra adult or two on the trip can be a godsend. What relative wouldn’t love to see Disney through the eyes of your precious little ones? And letting Grandma ride It’s a Small World a few (dozen) times with junior will allow Mom and Dad time to take on Space Mountain.
One of the most common questions I get asked by parents is if there are on-site babysitting services at WDW. Yes, some of the Deluxe Resorts do have kids clubs for that purpose. And there are a few local services, although not officially affiliated with Disney, that will come to your hotel room to watch your kids. But wouldn’t you feel better (and safer) about having someone you love and trust watching over–and enjoying their time with–your little darlings? It’s a win/win!
Grandma and Grandpa, if you’re reading, we hope you can join us for our next trip!