Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing ways for you to prepare kids for a Disney vacation.
Did you know that the Walt Disney World Resort is 40 square miles? That’s the size of San Francisco! Preparing for a Walt Disney World vacation can be like preparing for a marathon. In this post I will suggest ways you can get your kids physically ready for their magical vacation.
You will certainly walk many miles during your vacation around Walt Disney World or Disneyland. How many miles do you think you might track? 2 miles? 3 miles? How about 8 miles!! Yes, I actually walked 8 miles during a day at Epcot and I enjoyed attractions in Future World and World Showcase. So, with that in mind, just think how exhausted your kids can get if they are not ready for walking miles during your vacation.
Once your kiddos have grown out of a stroller it’s time for them to walk their little legs all over any Disney park. While your smaller kiddos may still asked to be carried from time-to-time they can get really heavy after just a few minutes. The key to having them ready to tackle the parks for their vacation is prepare them a few months ahead of time.
1. Go for a Walk or Run With Your Kids
Getting your kids stamina up will be very beneficial when you are on vacation. Take a walk everyday with them and try to go just a little bit further each time. Make a game out of it too. Challenge them on how many steps they complete each day and keep track of their steps with an activity band. Once you arrive at Disney you will be amazed at how much your kids will walk and not get tired as easily.
2. New Kicks
At least a month before your trip make sure to check your kids shoes to see that they are fitting properly. If they are getting snug then think about buying a new pair of kicks and athletic socks for them. Doing this at least a month in advance will give them time to break in their new shoes.
3. Activity Band
My girls love their Unicef Kid Power Bands, it helps keep them motivated to be active. They come in a variety of colors and there is a special Star Wars Force For Change style as well. You can also download the Companion App that is loaded with challenges to help keep your kids motivated. The app will also track their progress and encourage them to make their goals.
One of the unique traits of the Unicef Kid Power Band is that as your kids activity is being tracked they are also earning points to help kids in need. Points are then converted to funding & UNICEF delivers lifesaving packets of therapeutic food to severely malnourished children.
With these easy tips your kids will be ready for the best vacation money can buy, a magical Disney vacation with memories that will last a lifetime.
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Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Red | Preparing Kids for Disney Loop:
- 1st Stop – Love Our Disney | What If Your Child Gets Lost At Disney (How to prepare them before you go)
- 2nd Stop – The Delightful Life | Our favorite Kid-friendly Disney Planning Resources
- 3rd Stop – Distalgic | An Addict’s Guide to Preparing Kids and Teens for Disney
- 4th Stop – Mousekatools Mom | Using Youtube to Prepare Kids for Disney
- 5th Stop – I Am a Mommy Nerd | Ready, Set, Lets Go to Disney