Grandparents and Grandchildren meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse; Magic Kingdom; carousel
  • Jun 11, 2024
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    Planning a 3 or 4 day Disney trip in October w my Son and his wife my 5 year old grandson and one year grandson and their grandparents. I am the other grandmother and the only one that is a full time resident of Florida. What would be the most economical

    Hi there, and welcome to planDisney! What a fun vacation you're planning for your family! I'm a huge fan of visiting Walt Disney World Resort with a multigenerational group, especially when there are little ones in tow. You're sure to have a magical time!

    Did you know that Walt Disney World Resort extends special offers to Florida residents? Since you're a Florida resident, you can take advantage of this great pricing for yourself and your grandchildren under 18 years old. You'll just need to prove your residency either online before you arrive, or in person when you pick up your tickets. You can learn more about that process on this helpful website. Happily, children under the age of three do not need tickets! I suggest checking the Special Offers page to see if the other members of your party qualify for additional savings. 

    Another great way to save money and time during your vacation is by staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. Not only will you love the immersive theming, you'll be staying close to the theme parks and you'll enjoy complimentary transportation throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Your grandsons will adore taking rides on the Monorail, Disney Skyliner, boats, and buses as you make your way throughout the Most Magical Place on Earth! You'll even have special access to the theme parks each morning with Early Theme Park Entry. And when it's time to relax, head over to the pool, where adults can kick back and the kiddos can join in with fun activities or try out the waterslide and splash pad area! Did you know that life jackets are provided in case you need them?

    Guests of Disney Resorts Collection hotels are also able to add a dining plan to their vacation. This is another way I find great savings and value during my vacation. Since you have a little one under the age of three, I suggest heading to buffets and all-you-care-to-eat restaurants where kids under three can eat off your plate at no additional charge. Book an Advance Dining Reservation at a table service restaurant that features Character dining for even more bang for your buck! 

    The last tip I'll give you today is to visit the Baby Care Centers - there's one at each theme park. Here, you'll find a clean restroom, quiet feeding areas, and space for kiddos to stretch out and take a break from the elements. Parents love the abundant high chairs, kitchen space for prepping and cleaning, changing tables, and the fact that there are essentials like diapers available for purchase, just in case anything is left behind. 

    I hope this is helpful as you plan your vacation! Please stop back by planDisney with any other questions you have as you count down to your arrival!

    See you real soon!
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Hi friends, I’m Jennifer! I live in Georgia with my handsome Prince Charming and our three awesome Mouseketeers. My Disney favorites are food, princesses, holidays, and festivals. I thrive on logistics and details, so I love all of the intricate plans that go into making a perfect Disney vacation. So let’s get started, because tomorrow is just a dream away! Learn More About Jennifer

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