Podcast note: Sarah and I record almost all of our episodes of Best of Both Worlds at least a week or two ahead of time, and this episode on all things Disney was recorded before the war in Ukraine began. We’re not a news-oriented podcast anyway, but I know the juxtaposition of this and more news-oriented podcasts in people’s feeds might be jarring. I donate to Doctors without Borders, as they are active in Ukraine and many other conflict zones around the world. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check them out – LV
It’s something of a parenting rite of passage: Taking the kids to Disney. Maybe you’ve gone. Maybe you’re thinking about it now that Covid cases are falling and things are opening up again. Maybe the kids are asking.
If so, this episode is for you. Sarah and I have both taken our broods to Disney World numerous times — in her case because she lives close by (her most recent trip was a few weeks ago), and in my case because some of my kids are obsessed. Disney was most definitely not a part of my childhood, so this has been an adult learning experience for me.
We both share our hard won wisdom on making a trip to the parks work. From “consider not taking babies and toddlers,” to setting a gift store policy, to staying somewhere where you won’t have to drive to Magic Kingdom, we hope this episode will prove useful to some listeners. If you have done the Disney World family experience we’d love to hear your strategies. And if you have elected not to do the Disney thing, feel free to share that as well. In the Q&A section we discuss some Disney alternatives that might be worth checking out too.