It’s no secret that in many families, the moms are the planners. They organize, make lists & calendars, execute schedules, pack, and make and bring snacks everywhere families go. Many of us moms love doing it all (like me!) – but when it comes to an undertaking as large as planning a family vacation to Walt Disney World – we would love some help! Because the truth is – moms – You don’t have to do it all! Read on for my tips on how to “Delegate for Disney”:
Packing: Even young toddlers can help with packing their own bags – picking out a few smaller toys and their own outfits, while the older ones can be handed a list to check off as they pack on their own. And kids of all ages can help by trying on their warm weather clothes to see what still fits and what they may need to get before Disney
Shopping: you may still have to be the one who makes the list, but you can send out the husband and kids to get it done! And while they are out stocking up on sunscreen and trail mix for your trip, you can take the opportunity to relax and put your feet up (and enjoy the peach and quiet!)
Itinerary Making: This is one that can be really hard to tackle, as there is just so much to do and see at Disney world – that fitting it all into your trip can seem daunting. Well – don’t panic. First off – here’s some tips for making a good itinerary to help you get started. Do your research, don’t plan out every minute of every day, and above all – remember that you’re there to have FUN!
Picking ADR’s & Fastpasses: As us seasoned Disney World travelers can tell you, ADR day (180 days before your trip) and Fastpass booking day (60 days before your trip if you’re staying on property – which I recommend) are a BIG DEAL – and require their own sets of planning and strategizing. My best advice for this one is don’t do it alone – let the kids and husband have a say in where you eat and what rides you fastpass – and if they can’t agree on them, let them each pick one
So go ahead moms – assign away! Not only will it take some stress off of you, but letting the family help will help get them excited and ready for your trip, too!