I am FINALLY in the process of planning a trip to Disney World with the family and Iâ€™m already overwhelmed. I decided it will be a great Spring Break family vacation. We are going to drive to Orlando, FL from NC so we donâ€™t have to worry about air fare for six people. Considering weâ€™re originally from NY and take that road trip whenever weâ€™re feeling home sick we can handle the nine hour ride to FL with the kiddos. Theyâ€™re used to going back and forth to NY. Iâ€™ll pack the car with snacks, DVDâ€™s, games and music of course. It really shouldnâ€™t be any different than when we travel home. I also prefer to drive at night. They eat dinner; sleep the entire ride and wake up at our destination. I went ahead and ordered the Disney Parks 2013 Vacation Planning DVD, just watched it as a matter of fact and it was very insightful. Now, I need to book a hotel that will comfortably accommodate my family of six. I did see on the DVD that they had some hotels with kitchenettes or full kitchens so weâ€™re not forced to eat out the entire time. I am definitely leaning towards something like a Marriott Residentâ€™s Inn type of hotel. I am definitely looking for a value resort with my family size. My first choice at the moment is the Disney Art of Animation Resort.
I did win a couple of Park Hopper passes last year during the Disney Party at Type A Parent Conference and I am super excited I get to redeem them in a couple of months. I am going to purchase additional park hopper passes for the rest of the family. I like that it will allow us to visit multiple parks during the day and we are not tied down to one park per day. We like to jump around! I also have to take into consideration that I have a preschooler and three teenagers. They are definitely into different things. I want everyone to enjoy themselves and get a chance to do what they want. So, weâ€™re going to have to compromise and make it work. Iâ€™ll have to schedule time in each park and figure out which attractions to visit first. I want to visit Every Last Disney Park; I donâ€™t want to leave anything out. I have planned vacations before but, nothing like this and Iâ€™m also planning a trip to Jamaica this summer which is giving me a headache but, one trip at a time! So, Iâ€™m asking all the moms who have been to Disney World with the family to please share tips and travel bloggers please weigh in with your knowledge. Iâ€™d like this trip to go as smooth as can be and I want it to be enjoyable and memorable for us all. Please Shareâ€¦ If you have a blog post on Disney or Travel please leave a link in the comments and Iâ€™ll read it. Thank you.