I promise to tell you all about my adventure with the python at Gatorland but it will have to wait until I am back home and able to download more photos. Right now I am in San Francisco for the New Comm Forum conference. In the meantime, here are some tips for getting around Orlando with kids.
- Buy the chewing gum BEFORE you get to the airport. They do not sell chewing gum anywhere in the Orlando airport. The clerk at the newstand who told me this said it was a maintenance issue. I can understand their point; hundreds, thousands of kids travel through that airport every day. If only a small number of them dispose of their gum inappropriately, they’ve got a huge mess.
- If you are planning to spend the day at Epcot or Magic Kingdom, and stay for the fireworks at night, make a dinner reservation at one of the sit-down restaurants. Everyone will appreciate an opportunity to sit down for a quiet meal after a long day traipsing around the park. At Epcot, I recommend France or Canada for good views, good food. Disney Dining – 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463)
- Universal sells an add-on to its ticket that lets you bypass the regular line. This is well worth the money; we had two-park, two-day tickets, and bought the add-on for our first day in the parks.