Need tips for driving to Walt Disney World? It was 10 hours from our house in Alabama to Disney when we drove and I always came up with fun ways to keep them entertained to make the drive easier on all of us.
Something New Every Hour
Try to find something new for them to do every hour. They know as soon as the clock rolls over to the next hour, they get something new and exciting to play with.
I pick up a bunch of stuff at the Dollar Tree and put them in a bag that I keep in the front seat. I’ve gotten things like coloring sets, small toys, games, activity books, stamp sets, etc. At the top of each hour, I give them a new item from the bag.
Bring your favorite Disney movies from home and watch them on the way. Get your kids excited to meet the characters from the movie.
My kids love playing games in the car. Here are a few of our favorites:
- ABC Disney – Start with the letter A and try to name all the Disney characters you can think of – Alice, Brother Bear, Cinderella, etc
- I’m Going to Disney World – This is a variation of the game “I’m going on a picnic.” You start with the letter A and name all the items you can think of that you might bring with you on your vacation. You each take turns naming the items and you have to name what was already said. For example: “I’m going to Disney World and I am going to bring an Alice in Wonderland Costume.” The next person would say: “I’m going to Disney World and I am going to bring an Alice in Wonderland Costume and a banana.”
- Disney Movies – The first person names a Disney Movie — Aladdin for example. The next person has to think of a Disney movie that starts with the last letter of the previous movie — Nightmare Before Christmas. The next person would pick a movie that starts with S. And so on…
- 20 Questions – One player thinks of a Disney Character. The other people in the car can ask the player 20 questions to figure out who the character is. All questions must require a yes or no answer. Example — Was this character in an animated movie? Is this character a girl? Does this character have long, blonde hair?
Load up on snacks that feature Disney characters. You can also get Disney juice boxes at the Dollar Tree.