Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On May 8, 2009
    Katherine from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm travelling solo with dd8 very soon- SO EXCITED! :), and am wondering if you have any personal safety tips re: hotel room location, travel, parks etc. We're at POFQ. Disney is the safest place I could think of for this very special trip. THNX!

    Hi Katherine!  Traveling solo with children is always a challenge...actually traveling in general is a challenge!

    There are many great tips to think about when preparing for your trip.  Keep your carry on items to a minimum so you are not trying to juggle lots of bags while going from place to place.  Purchase a small over the shoulder zip purse so you have your hands free to help your daughter at all times.

    Once you arrive at Walt Disney World just remember the general safety guidelines that are in place in your everyday life.  Keep valuables in safes, have zippered pockets or small purse for tickets etc, and keep a calm pace during your visit.  It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement and hustle and bustle and then get stressed over it.  The Disney property is well lit and all resorts have security on staff.   I would not have a preference on any specific room due to safety reasons.  The Disney buses are wonderful and the drivers are generally very helpful with their assistance and information.  I have also taken many cabs and never had an issue with any of them.  Ask your resort cast members what cab companies are reputable if you have a question about this.  If a child gets lost in any of the parks or actually anywhere on property Disney cast members seem to come out of no where to assist lost children and follow a set procedure.  It is good to have your child's identification on them as well as your information in case they do get separated from you during a park visit.

    I have taken many solo trips with my children and have never felt uncomfortable in the slightest.  The cast members have always been extremely helpful and the whole mood of the property is just magical.  I am sure you will have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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