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!
Car Travel Tips to Get to Disney World
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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?
5. 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.
Good tips for road trips in general as well. Very thoughtful
I remember driving to Disney World and we drove straight through which took 26 hours but it felt like a week.
Wow! That a lot of hours on a road trip straight to Florida!
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.
Definitely! That’s number 1 priority!
Are we there yet? LOL, I can’t imagine how many times I would hear that. Thanks for posting!
OMG, yes! My pleasure!
Thanks for the road tips,these will be great for any trip!
Great tips! Thank you. I absolutely love the playlist idea! Road trips are the best!
Road trips are fun as long as everything is running smoothly, thanks for the tips.
Great ideas! If I win the lottery tonight or tomorrow I’m going to need these tips. Its a 12 hour drive without stopping from my home. We would be stopping alot. I have a 4 year old and a 10 month old. I refuse to fly so we would be driving lol.
Hoping you win and travelling by car is still so much fun!
These are all great tips, if you checked everything off your list, everything should go smoothly, we also take a roll of toilet paper as well, just never know when you’re going to get stuck out where there is no station in sight
Oh yes, toilet paper is a must! I bring one too!
Great tips! We are planning to do a trip to Disneyland – straight down the west coast – for next summer (or the one after). We will be bringing our travel trailer.
It will be such a fun trip! I envy you!
Great tips ! I remember driving there over 20 years ago and I kept thinking this drive is never going to end
Great travel tips! Road trips are our favorite way to travel.
Yes, they are so much fun for the family!
Great tips, having a vehicle check up is important but I can also see it being missed by many.
Thanks for the road tips; There are so many things to prepare when leaving home