Disney isn’t just for kids; it’s also for the kids at heart. If you are planning a fun time together with the family, Disney can be the place where people of all ages will get to have a magical experience. However, you may be thinking twice if you have senior family members going with you on a Disney trip. This doesn’t mean you can’t go! With a little modification, you can have an enjoyable time together with everyone. Below are some helpful tips in going to Disney with your elderly loved ones.
Check for Senior Discounts
One of the great things when traveling with seniors (especially if you’re treating them) is that you only pay part of the price! While Disney World doesn’t offer senior citizen discounts on tickets, you may wish to check with any senior citizen organizations that they belong to, as special offers may be available through those groups. If you don’t have luck there, there are always other places to find discount tickets.
Senior-Friendly Activities at Disney
To accommodate everybody’s idea of a magical day, you can also check out senior-friendly activities. The Magic Kingdom is a Disney resort on a monorail loop, so grandma and grandpa can enjoy the views while comfortably sitting. Epcot has boats that can transport people to Disney Hollywood Studios. You may choose to be transported by the resort’s bus while picking attractions that are mostly for viewing such as “It’s a Small World” in Fantasyland, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland, or Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at Tomorrowland.
Don’t Forget to Take Breaks
Your children may not need to take a break, but your older folks might! You may want to reserve or take lunch within the resort to have a midday break. Not only will you regain much-needed energy for the rest of the afternoon, but you will also provide your senior family members some rest before they keep on going. You can also take a break on some of the indoor areas at Splash Mountain, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or certain locations in Epcot. You may also decide to split into groups, as other abled-adults can join the kids, and others will join the seniors. You can decide to meet at an appointed time.
Having fun at Disney can be for everyone. With a little effort, you can make sure that both you and your family have a great time. All you need is a little planning ahead and consideration of all your guests for the trip.