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.
Let your kids study the park maps and navigate for you. Not only is it a teaching moment developing their map reading skills, but the pictures of them in their strollers studying the WDW maps are priceless.
Excellent idea’s – Thank you.
I recently found this blog and love all the information and tips. I’ll be at Walt Disney World for Christmas this year and can’t wait to use some of the tips I’ve seen. Thank you for providing the information. Also, is there a way to contact Laura Spencer directly?
Hi Patricia! I’m so glad you like the tips! I can’t take credit for them though. These come straight from the Disney Moms. I have passed my tiara to them since my time on the panel!
You can visit them of course at http://www.disneyworldmoms.com and you can visit me here on the Disney Parks Blog!