Travel Tips When You’re Driving Far to Get to Disney World

| September 25, 2018 | 11 Comments

Travel Tips When You’re Driving Far to Get to Disney World

Each vacation you take is full of memories to last a lifetime. From the car ride itself, to the actual destination and fun activities you have planned, you are sure to have plenty to reminisce about. A trip to Disney will certainly be a vacation to put down in the books, however a long, daunting car ride may have you thinking twice about experiencing Disney. Don’t let a long road trip put a halt on the magic of Disney. Here are some great travel tips to follow when you’re driving far to get to Disney World!

 

Travel Tips When You're Driving Far to Get to Disney World

Topiaries of Mickey and and Minnie near the Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney Wold.

 

Pack the Right Snacks

It is a no brainer that you are going to need snacks on any road trip, however there are right and wrong foods to bring. While you may be thinking about snacks that are going to make the smallest messes, you also want to make sure that you are packing healthy, protein filled snacks, not just candy bars, energy drinks and bags of chips.

Pre Trip Car Maintenance

One of the most important tips, before you embark on your road trip to Disney, is to take your car in to the shop for a little maintenance. Get your oil changed, if it is due for one, have your fluids and windshield wipers checked, and topped off, and check the pressure in your tires. There is nothing worse than getting stuck on the side of the road, miles and miles from home, and miles and miles away from your destination.

 

Travel Tips When You're Driving Far to Get to Disney World

Vehicles in a garage for maintenance.

 

Frozen Water Bottles

While we are on the snacking topic, let’s talk about ice. Save yourself some space in your coolers by freezing bottles or jugs of water to replace bags of ice. You will not have to deal with dumping melted ice during your trip, and as the water thaws, you will have extra drinking water handy.

Save Electronics as Last Resorts

The only thing kids love about long car rides is the extra time they will have playing electronics. But eventually they will tire of them and end up whining a little sooner. Instead of handing over the electronics as soon as you get in the car, wait an hour or two. The kids can keep themselves busy with other toys or books they have brought, and afterward bury themselves into the electronics, because honestly, who would want to go from playing games to drawing and colouring?

 

Travel Tips When You're Driving Far to Get to Disney World

Travel Tips When You’re Driving Far to Get to Disney World

 

Have a Disney Playlist

After hours of being in the car everyone is bound to feel a little drained, and ready to be at Disney already. At this point it is a good idea to pull out your Disney playlist. Hearing your favourite Disney songs is sure to put everyone into an upbeat mood again, in eager anticipation of walking through those magical gates.

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Calvin says:

    Good tips for road trips in general as well. Very thoughtful

  2. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    I remember driving to Disney World and we drove straight through which took 26 hours but it felt like a week.

  3. Kristi says:

    These are all really important tips. I would definitely want to make sure the vehicle was maintained first because then it’s a lot more peace of mind.

  4. Christina Gould says:

    Are we there yet? LOL, I can’t imagine how many times I would hear that. Thanks for posting!

  5. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the road tips,these will be great for any trip!

  6. Erin N says:

    Great tips! Thank you. I absolutely love the playlist idea! Road trips are the best!

  7. Lisa says:

    Road trips are fun as long as everything is running smoothly, thanks for the tips.

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