How To Survive Walt Disney World With Your Older Kids
Walt Disney World with your older kids opens up a whole new world when it comes to traveling. When you think of taking that trip with your young adult children, what comes to your mind first? To me, it’s independence, new experiences for both me and my children.
Walt Disney World with your older kids especially when you’re traveling with an 18-year-old and 20 years old has some really unique qualities. I have made a list of some of the best!
1. Young adults can spread their wings and venture off to create their own story, the beginning of their whole new world.
2. Young adults can help with planning, booking excursions, dining, and resort reservations. Leaving them in the Captains seat to take control, it feels good to give that to them.
3. Young adults have a new perspective on travel, new destinations they want to explore, new places to see, activities to learn and take back with them to reflect and grow with.
4. Young adults are independent, leaving time for everyone to do lots of activities together and experiences as well as paving paths of their own. They’ve grown up, yet they still are a part of the family.
5. Young adults are able to feel like they can stay up later, push their own limits a little responsibly, and come up with new plans that are unique to what interests them.
I have traveled at every stage from infancy until this place with my boys, at first and it was a bit scary to give up control, but they have this. They learned to be responsible, independent and they truly enjoy the freedom they earned and can grow with. I will be the first to admit that Walt Disney World with your older kids is every bit as magical as traveling with younger kids and maybe even a little bit more.
I love that we taught them about traveling from everywhere from Maine to the Florida Keys, the entire eastern seaboard, and experienced amazing things. Surfing, kayaking, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, snorkeling, fishing( both Ocean and backcountry), scuba diving, boating and so much more.
They are more than ready to take the wheel, navigate the trip, and bring us along with their adventures. It’s a fantastic place to be, and they learn on each and every trip. It won’t be long until they are the planners, the ones that create the adventure.
After all, they have traveled to Canada, hunting trips and Block Island as well as several other short trips to visit college friends at their schools solo, and have done amazing things!
They are more than ready, and so are we! Have you ever traveled to Walt Disney World with your older kids and what are your best tips?