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Toddler Travel Tips to Orlando

Toddler Travel Tips to Orlando

I never really thought about it - but it really is such a brilliant idea!

Traveling with toddlers to Orlando in May!!

Why such a great idea, you ask?

Because think about it.  Spring break, the holidays mean insanity in Orlando with all the families piling into the city to take in a vacation.   But in May - it's not too hot yet.  Plus the big kids are still in school.  Meaning any parent who has kids that are in pre-K and younger should TOTALLY be taking their vacations to Orlando then!

Here are 5 Great Toddler Travel spots in Orlando:

*LEGOLAND . This was by FAR the best place we visited while there this past trip!  What's great about LegoLand is not only the fact that it's not as insane as some of the other major locations in Orlando but they are opening a fabulous new toddler attraction in May!  Duplo Valley is set to open in May with some awesome new attractions for the toddlers!  We unfortunately didn't get to enjoy the new visitor spot when we were at LegoLand because it was all caught up in construction. But the barn was there - and I was DYING to get a sneak peak!  So, when you go in May - be sure to tweet me with your shots!! 

*NICKELODEON HOTEL - Seriously.  This was a shocking addition to our stay!  Everyone knows my family love of Disney.  We LOVE LOVE LOVE Disney (so much so, we're hitting up DisneyLand next week! lol)  But when I had the opportunity to 'visit Orlando' this time I wanted to try out something totally different.  This hotel was perfect for us!  They had so many great things that were not only awesome for kids - but parents too!  (Remember the show back in the day hosted by Mark Summers called Double Dare?  They have actual shows IN THE HOTEL!)

 

**TRAVEL FYI FOR TODDLERS**

AIRPORT BABY DRAMA -- Heaven forbid you get stuck with weather or mechanical delays or maybe even the airline lost your baggage - good news; baggage claim offices at airports will have emergency supplies of baby products, diapers, formula, baby snacks, blankets - AWESOME, RIGHT?

EAR POPPIN' PLAN -- Speaking of airports - if you have a child under 1 - be sure to bring a binky, bottle or something for your baby to suck on to avoid the ear pressure pain.  That is the WORST.  (Have gum on hand for older kids too...you'll be glad you did.)

SKIP THE LINES FOR YOUR SANITY -- Do you despise long lines and crowded theme parks?  TOTALLY need to take your toddlers to Orlando in MAY!  The weather is great.  It's past spring break so the lines are SHORTER & kids' are STILL in school!  BRILLIANT time to go if you don't have school age kids.

BEST TIME TO PLAY IS IN MAY -- May is also a great time because many of the theme parks in Orlando have HUGE discounts!  Buy an adult ticket, get a kids ticket free type deals.   Sea World, LEGOLAND, Universal & more!  Check out www.VisitOrlando.com/May for the great deals!

If you could go to Orlando - what would be the first place you'd head?

 

#RockYourVacation in STYLE with Kissimmee!

 

Ya know... Do you ever stop and wonder "How can I vacation or get away more?  Who doesn't wonder that on a daily basis.  I know I do!  Especially if you get an opportunity to WIN a fabulous vacation that is totally paid for!!!

I'm sure you've seen me post about the amazing trip I get to enjoy with Experience Kissimmee, right? (Time to totally catch up on the instagram #RockYourVacation awesomeness!)  But from ziplines to gators to a feast watching a real medieval battle - this trip is so much more than a 'visit to Kissimmee'.  It's been a EXPERIENCE in KISSIMMEE!  

I love to travel.  It always has been a passion of mine.  I've been to Florida twice in the last month and everytime I come down here I see something totally different than the last!  So much to do that you're guaranteed to NEVER hear 'I'm bored!'

When I think of Kissimmee - I think of an experience over a visit for sure.  So what am I doing this week?  Promoting the AWESOME promotion they are doing called #RockYourVacation!!  Experience Kissimmee held a video contest on Instagram on how you would #RockYourVacation and now the voting has begun!  Be sure to head over to www.RockYourVacation.com and vote ONCE a DAY for your FAVORITE video!  There are some really amazing & creative videos.  Who would have thought you could rock a 10 second video? haha  

Ok - so this winner is getting a trip of a lifetime valued at $10,000!!  NO KIDDING!!  Some of my press friends and I get to experience tiny bits and pieces of this trip and I can assure you - it's going to #ROCKTheirVacation!!  

So where am I staying?  A GORGEOUS home with AllStar Vacation Homes.  Where am I eatin'?  A persona chef has created some meals for us from   A Chef of Your Own   Also dining at Columbia Restaurant..and DESSERT at Chocolate Kingdom! Plus caught a show and dinner at Medieval Times.  Shopping?  Orlando Premium Outlets of course!  Playing?  ZIPLINING at Gatorland, SeaWorld Orlando VIP tour, getting crazy at FUN SPOT USA!  

THEN.... yeah.  That's not all. 

THEN - we're going on an airboat ride AND a hot air balloon ride!!

Yes.  I do love my job.  Someone's gotta be a daredevil to share the fun with you, right?

Ok... so enough about ME. 

Get over there and ROCK YOUR VOTE FOR #RockYourVacation!!!