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School-aged children are ready for the adventure of a lifetime all over Orlando. Discover the best bets for an unforgettable family getaway with your kids.

Tips & Tricks for an Incredible Adventure

Save time, energy and money with these helpful vacation strategies. Organize now so you can focus on enjoying memory-making adventures once you arrive.

    Have Snacks on Hand

    Snacks become especially important when you have a longer-than-expected wait or finicky eaters.

    Create a Trip Playlist

    When you return home, your family can relive the happy memories by singing favorite tunes.

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    Schedule Breaks

    Everyone will feel refreshed by heading back to the hotel for an afternoon nap or cool dip in the pool.

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    Rider Swap or Switch

    This service is featured at all major theme parks - just let a ride attendant be aware of your need.

    Rent Lockers & Buy Chargers

    Most of Orlando’s theme parks offer easy-to-use locker rentals. You can also buy electronic chargers if you forget them.

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    Visit Dedicated Lands

    Orlando’s theme parks feature entire lands with rides, stage shows and activities for school-aged kids.

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    Know Minimum Heights

    Some rides at Orlando theme parks are better suited for school-aged kids than others.

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    Hire Childcare Services

    Several local companies can help with babysitting services when you want to enjoy a kid-free night on the town.

    Packing for Your Orlando Trip

    Create a realistic list of everything you will need for a successful trip to Orlando. Keep things light when packing by shipping diapers and baby food directly to your hotel.

    Bathing Suits




    Reusable Water Bottles

    Wipes & Hand Sanitizer

    Rain Ponchos

    Light Sweater or Jacket

    More to Explore

    You will never run out of one-of-a-kind adventures in Orlando. See what else is waiting to amaze you.