There is nothing worse than two kid sitting in the back seat completely bored during a long, multi-hour drive to Florida. Add the anticipation of a Disney vacation and the drive can seem like an eternity for the kids, and the parents too. The best way to pass the time is to keep the kids occupied during the trip. The busier they are, the quicker the ride will feel and less complaining you will get from the backseat of the car.
When packing for your Walt Disney World vacation, set aside a separate bag just to hold items they can enjoy, use and snack on during the drive to Disney. Call this your “Kid’s Disney Activity Pack.” Help create some interest from the kids by asking them for their ideas of what they would want to be placed in this pack. To help put the activity pack together, here are a few tips and ideas of things to include:
- Kid’s Travel Guide to Disney - with a notepad to write down all the things they want to see and do.
- Disney Autograph Book Kit - include everything the kids will need to collect autographs from their favorite Disney characters during the vacation, such as a blank journal, stickers, markers and other items the kids can use to decorate their book with.
- Disney-themed books, video games, movies and music.
- Coloring and Activity Books - try to buy ones that are Disney-themed.
- Disney-themed snacks - you should be able to find fruit snacks, pretzels, etc. that are themed with Disney characters.
- Clip Board or Lap Board - this offers the kids a hard surface when working on things from their activity pack.
Coloring tip: Avoid packing crayons. It is best to include colored pencils or markers in the activity. If not put away, a crayon can melt in the Florida head, causing a mess of the back seat or floor of the car.
I hope these tips help make the travel time easier during your next road trip to the Walt Disney World Resorts.
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