Originally Posted by tabbylincat
Hi Everyone. IM Tabby a mom to 2. Our daughter Bella who is 4 is recieving a make a wish trip. We go April 12-22nd, 2014. I have been looking at everything i can to get us ready! My big thing is for those who drove to thier wish what helped? Also how did you fit everything in?? I dont know how to do everything that she and her brother want with out fear of them both being overly tired! lol We are driving from PA - Give kid the world village in Florida. Also.. what did you find were the best things to carry with you in your purse or backpack for the park? Sorry so many questions.
We didn't drive but we had a long flight going there from Hawaii.. it took a whole day to arrive there at GKTW. If you do plan on driving, make sure you get there in the morning. We got there at night and we just wasted a day. They count your first day there so if you get there early your day is not wasted. Try to travel light as you can wash clothes in your villa. They also provided as with bathroom essentials like toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and lotions. They also gave us snacks (that we brought with us at the parks) and drinks. As for what to carry to the park-snacks for the kids, bottle water (u can also get free ice water at all the disney parks), ponchos just in case of rain, jackets if you are staying late at the park, extra clothes for the kids in case they get wet on the water rides, sun block, good walking shoes. They provide free strollers at the disney parks, universal studios and island of adventures, gatorland and sea world. So the kids wont be doing a lot of walking. If you are using a stroller see the guess relations and tell them you are using the stroller as a wheel chair. They will give you a tag that will allow you to bring your stroller straight to the ride. With the pass that GKTW give you, you get immediate access to the rides and character greetings.. sometimes we brought left over pizza that we ordered from the village as snacks at the park. At the village Gingerbread house serves dinner from 6pm to 8pm. Most of the time we didnt get back early to eat there. You can order dinner at Katie's kitchen till 10pm(food is delicious but they serve the same thing everyday) or u can order pizza till 10:30pm.. breakfast is serve at the ice cream palace n gingerbread house every morning. Yes it was hectic and fun at the same time... but it was the best vacation ever.. the kids will be treated like king and queen..