Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Blue Loop. Today we are sharing tips to survive Spring Break at Disney.
Escaping the cold dreary weather and heading off to Walt Disney World is the way many families chose to spend their spring breaks. Just because you’re headed off to Florida doesn’t mean you’ll be guaranteed beautiful sunny days you’re day dreaming about. Here are some tips to keep you warm and dry when those pesky afternoon showers pop up, avoid heavy bag fees from over packing, and to spend your souvenir money on things you want instead of things you could have packed but forget.
Keeping Warm and Dry
Spring in the South usually means some breeze, an afternoon rain shower, and cool evenings. Getting out of the freezing temperatures you’re used to at home might make fifty degrees at Disney sound like heaven. Sure it’s better to be chilly at Disney than freezing at home but be sure to throw in a sweatshirt or jacket to keep warm or dry.
As for staying dry, an umbrella, rain coat or poncho never hurts to have on hand. Usually when we’re spending hours in the parks, we make sure we’ve got on comfortable walking shoes. One thing we make sure to have in our park bag when rain is expected is a pair of flip flops or other water friendly shoes. It’s no fun squishing around the park in wet tennis shoes and the blisters you’ll have the rest of the trip won’t be any fun either.
Anything that can be double duty is your friend when you’re trying to pack light. Can your jacket work as your rain coat as well as keep you warm? Great – that’s one less thing you’ll need to pack. Throwing a poncho from the dollar store in your bag can keep not only you dry, but your stroller, your bags, your spot for the parade or fireworks all dry and doesn’t take up much space or add a lot of weight to your bag.
Sharing supplies is another way to keep from adding too much weight to your already full suitcases or park bags. Look for sunscreen everyone in your group can wear so you just need to pack the one bottle instead of a different strength or brand for everyone. Picking snacks to bring along that everyone will eat saves your budget (both at the grocery store and in the parks) and space in your bags.
Stretching Your Budget
There’s always something you can find to bring back home from your Disney vacation. There are lots of ways to save on souvenirs during your trip but one big one is not having to purchase unnecessary things while you’re in the parks. Keeping a small first aid kit in your park bag or suitcase can save you from having to purchase that overpriced bottle of Ibuprofen from the store at your resort when you get a headache.
Any special or specific medications you require need to make it into your bag before leaving home. If they’re not available on property, now you’ve got to pay for an Uber or taxi ride to the store, to purchase your item, and the ride back to your resort. Those can all add up very quickly.
Extended trips can be made more enjoyable and budget friendly by taking the time to make a stop on the way from the airport for groceries. If you’re not renting a car to get from the airport, you can order groceries online and have them delivered right to your resort.
What’s your trick or tip for packing when you visit during Spring Break?
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Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Blue | Disney Spring Break Survival Guide Loop:
- 1st Stop – Love Our Crazy Life | What You Need To Know About Spring Break At Disneyland
- 2nd Stop – Disney Mamas | 5 Spring Break Must-Dos at Walt Disney World
- 3rd Stop – Magical Mickey Tips | Last Minute Disney Trip, No Time to Plan
- 4th Stop – Adventureland Pam | 5 Reasons to Visit Disney for Spring Break
- 4th Stop – My Pixie Dust Diary | 5 Packing for the Parks During Spring Break