I post often about Disney. It's one of my favorite places in the world. It ranks right up there with my mom's kitchen and a warm toasty fire on a chilly fall afternoon.
After having four kids, it's safe to say flying to Disney is too expensive. If we went every few years we would probably just save the money and fly like birds on Jet Blue. Or Delta. Or Southwest.
But we try to go every year.
We live in the northeast, and our road trip to Disney takes about nineteen hours if we drive straight through. Yes, nineteen long hours with four kids in the car. It's enough to make some parents want to stick needles in their eyes.
In all seriousness, I do have a few tricks to get our family to Disney without any major meltdowns. It's fairly easy, if you have patience and the will to drive nineteen hours.
1. Pack coolers. Stock your car with a cooler jam packed with drinks, snacks, fruit and anything else you'll desire for the trip. Pack bread and PB&J, or grab deli sandwiches to bring along. More on the lunch items in #8.
2. In the cooler, pack a damp washcloth. Nothing keeps you awake like a cold towel.
3. Every child should have their own pillow to rest.
4. Switch drivers after breakfast if you haven't done so already. We have Hubby sleep before we leave, and I try to catch a few Zzzzz's during the first few hours on the road. After breakfast, I drive a bit and Hubby sleeps.
5. When you enter Florida, stop at the Florida Welcome Center. This tradition was started by my father, and I cherish the memories of "Welcome to Florida" sign and the free fresh squeezed orange juice.
As always, any advice you need feel free to email! Jodie@allgoodinmommyhood.com