This trip is very different for us, for many reasons:
- We’ve never traveled to Disney in September before (we normally go in the winter months, or in May),
- We’ve never gone without my husband before, and
- We’ve never flown to Disney (we’ve always driven down).
What is your family’s normal mode of transportation to Disney? Since this is our first time flying, I thought it would be fun to poll some of my blog readers and ask them for their tips on flying to Disney with kids. I figured that if I was in need of some ideas, maybe you would be as well. So, here is what they had to say:
Kara says: “We fly with our 3 year old and we always bring her portable DVD player, and a special new toy for takeoff since you can’t have electronics on while taking off.”
Jennifer says: “Load Iphones/Ipods/Ipads with movies for the Plane!!”
Melissa says: “A surprise of new travel sized toys to play with and the DVD player.”
Christina says: “I pack special snacks and a new toy or coloring book for the plane. I get the triangular (preschool crayons, crayons makes them), then you don’t have to worry about traditional crowns rolling off the tray and under the seats.”
Nicole says: “Keep them up all night so they sleep on the flight.”
Sarah says: “Give them their own ‘carry-on’ it will make them fill like a big kid and you don’t have to carry all their stuff in your carry-on.”
Kelly says: “I have 4 kids & we fly every year from Ohio. For the youngest (now 3&5) I get those small backpacks and through out the year if I find something cute and small I get it and put in the bag. A great time to shop is after the holidays when everything is marked down! You can get small trinkets (Valentines Day, Easter etc) for cheap … stampers, stickers etc. By the time our trip rolls around I have a backpack full of goodies and that keeps them occupied for the 2.5 hour flight!”
Ann says: “Earplanes are special earplugs designed to lessen the pressure on your ears when landing. They come in children’s sizes too and are a must for our family!”
Corey says: “Get a Trunki. They’re not too expensive, and they are designed for the kids to ride on. My sister used hers to travel with my niece, and it was so much easier for them to sit her on it, and pull her through the airport, and it meant no stroller in the airport.”
So, what about YOU? Do you have more tips on flying with children? Please leave your tips in the comments section below. Thanks!
Now, as for me and my kids, we’re just anxious to see this: