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Part 2 – Tips for Choosing a Disney World Resort
- Will you stay on-property or off property?
- If you stay on-property, which Disney World resort should you choose?
Is Staying at a Disney World Resort the Right Choice for your ADHD Family?
Would your family answer yes or no to the following questions?
- Do you plan to spend more than 1 day visiting areas of the Disney World property? This includes theme parks, Downtown Disney, etc.
- Do you think your kids (or you) will need a break during your trip to the park(s)?
- Do you like your vacation experiences to have a more seamless feel?
- Does your family get a notable amount of enjoyment from little details such as themed meals, rooms decor, etc.?
- Do you plan to avoid renting a car and/or will you be flying in?
- Would your family enjoy using some of the amenities at Disney World resorts other than the one you’re possibly staying at?
- Do you plan to drive to Disney and use your car to get around?
- Do you plan to spend no more than 1 day at a Disney World park or in the Disney area?
- Do you have a vacation condo or home available to you that you can rent for significantly less than the cost of staying on-property?
- Does your family anticipate spending the majority of your money on an event not related to visiting Disney World?
- Are all of the members of your family old enough to spend an entire day, beginning to end, at the theme park(s) you intend to visit without a break (outside the park) during the day?
Which Disney World Resort is Right For Your ADHD Family?
- Take a breath
- Create a list of must-have features/qualities/amenities your family wants/needs
- Narrow your choices down to 2 or 3 resorts only if there is no obvious first choice
- Evaluate objectively for a reasonable amount of time; give yourself a deadline so you don’t waffle too much!
- Choose confidently knowing that you know your family best
Questions to Ask Yourself When Creating Your Must-Have Resort List
- Do you want a resort right next to Magic Kingdom or is a shuttle ride of 20 minutes or so going to be okay? Some resorts are far closer to parks than others, though all are accessible by shuttle.
- Is there a specific theme your family would enjoy most?
- What’s your Disney World resort budget per night or per person?
- Do you need a suite/villa or will a standard room be large enough for your family?
- Do you want a resort with free activities for your children to participate in? I’ve noticed some resorts offer more of these than others.
- What kind of pool setup would best work for your family? Some resorts have water play areas for young children, while others have a large pools and toddler pools only.
Once you find a resort that meets the criteria you’ve come up with on your must-have list that has a theme your family will enjoy–book!
I hope this helps! Do you have any tips for determining whether or not visitors should stay on-property or off when visiting Disney World?
Check back soon as I’ll be doing a full review of our experience last year at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge from our Family ADHD perspective!