Our tips for how to make your Disney Family Vacation educational is written on behalf of Disney but it’s all based on our experiences because we’re huge fans! We’re being compensated to share our ideas but we’re actually already planning our next Disney family vacation!
How to Make Your Disney Family Vacation Educational
If you’re like our family, you enjoy traveling in the off-season. This is especially true for us when it comes to planning our next Disney family vacation! Disney World is one of our favorite destinations but once the kids our in school, it can feel like a challenge to make it a learning experience when you want to travel during the school year.
You don’t have to wait for Spring or Summer break when you’re family trip is a learning (and bonding) opportunity!
The great thing about Disney World is that there are so many opportunities to make memories while learning something new too! All you have to do is do a bit of planning to make sure you hit some highlights and you’ll be ready to have a Disney family vacation that is rewarding in so many ways! Be sure to add the attractions below to your to-do list and you’ll be ready to go!
Scholastic has some great planning resources as well on the Can’t Wait for School Break page!
Around the World at Epcot
Epcot is one of the best parks to visit with kids of all ages if you want to learn something new while have fun as a family. The World Showcase area at Epcot is the perfect place to learn more about different cultures of the world.
You can try different foods as you travel around the park to the different World Showcase Pavilions. That’s one of our favorite things to do but you can also learn about language, architecture, dress, and other cultural details. You can even chat with cast members who are actually from each country when you’re visiting that country’s pavilion! If you visit during special events, like the Flower & Garden Festival, there is even more opportunity to learning!
Combine those learning experiences with the chance to meet some of your favorite Disney characters like Donald, Alice, and Mulan, for amazing memories!
Go Wild at Animal Kingdom
If you have an animal lover in your family, then Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a world full of learning opportunity for you!
Animal Kingdom is the largest Disney theme park and is all about nature and conservation! You can explore the world of African animals as you take a safari across the savanna. Then walk along paths to see even more animals!
Visiting Conservation Station is a great way to get hands on at the petting zoo area or watch the veterinarians at work through viewing windows. There are so many great opportunities to learn more about nature and animals while experiencing the Disney magic.
You can also learn more about insects and bugs as well as dinosaurs by exploring attractions like It’s a Bug’s Life (located under the Tree of Life) and The Boneyard (which also features a great playground area for the kids)! Be sure to check out some of the newest evening attractions too!
History Making at Magic Kingdom
There are quite a few opportunities to learn more about the way the United States has developed when visiting the Magic Kingdom. The Hall of Presidents is a fun way to learn a bit more about the presidents that have lead our country in a very Disney way.
The Carousel of Progress will give you a look at how technology has changed over time too. Kids of all ages enjoy it and it’s a great way to get out of the heat if you’re visiting during a hotter time of the year.
Be sure to visit Tom Sawyer Island and make connections to the book with your child. Then explore the Swiss Family Treehouse which brings Swiss Family Robinson to life in a way that will let you have some great adventures with your family!
Whether your kids are older or younger, there are plenty of adventures to be had at Disney World that can keep them learning even when they’re out of school. Family time is an important part of life too! Get even more ideas by checking out the Best Educational Attractions at Disney Parks Around the World and then pack your bags!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Disney. The opinions and text are all mine.