Walt Disney World Moms Panelist Andi S is like most of us. This mom of four is really, really busy. She believes that since families spend so much time at work, school, dance and music lessons, doing homework, playing sports, doing chores and more, vacation is the perfect time to spend quality time with one another.
Andi and her family use these tips when they are on the boats, monorails or buses of Walt Disney World Resort and while they wait in line for attractions. Family vacations provide golden opportunities to make memories by practicing the art of conversation!
Ask questions. This is a great way to get to know your family, especially during family reunion trips with family you might not see as often. Ask questions like “What’s your favorite color?” or “Who is your favorite Disney character?” Or tricky questions like “How can you tell the difference between Chip and Dale?”
Play Games. Parents can be creative and invent fun games to play. What about photo scavenger hunts with disposable cameras or having a “find the hidden Mickeys” contest?
Plan Together. Pull out the theme park maps and plan the following day each night at dinner. Verizon’s Mobile Magic Application is a great way to get the most up-to-date information about entertainment schedules, character locations, dining suggestions and more! The application also has trivia games the family can play as they tour the parks.
Take Lots of Pictures. Not only is this a great way to capture your vacation, it’s also a wonderful conversation piece during your trip. Funny events, sweet moments, or silly faces can be reviewed again and again on digital cameras.