Movies to watch before a trip to Disney World

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Movies to watch before a trip to Disney World

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As we prepare for our big family trip to Disney World I’ve made a couple things I am excited to share with you! I hope this will help your family plan your own memory filled trip to Disney World.
FREE printable with what movies to watch before a trip to Disney World listed by park you are visiting (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios). This is a must for Disney World planning fro your next family vacation

Disney World

When you are taking a trip to Disney you want to prepare. Not just making reservations and dinning reservations, but getting your family ready for the fun too! By preparing your family you will help foster excitement and will have fun in the process.

Although you can go to Disney World without doing any prep and have an amazing time, I think knowing who the characters are helps add to the magic. But sometimes knowing what movies you should watch can be challenging if you’ve never been to Disney World. I’ve made a {free} printable with park by park movies you should see to understand the rides and characters you might choose to interact with. There is also a top 21 or Top 9 list if you are pressed for time.

We laminated ours and kept it next to the TV for Family Movie Night. When you watch it you can just cross it off with a dry erase marker. Please use your judgment as to which movies your children are ready to watch. Some movies (such as Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King) has some intense scenes that may be to scary for younger children.

For more Disney Fun and my planning tips see: The Ultimate Guide to Disney World from a Mom who’s been there, done that.

ultimate guide to disney world from a mom that's been there done that

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  1. HA! My husband and I were recently talking about going to disneyland and decided we needed to wait until our kids saw some of the movies! Thanks for the doc. We downloaded it and will decide which ones we want our kids to see!

  2. This list is wonderful! We are much closer to Disneyland than Disney World though and probably will be headed to California for our next Disney adventure. I know you have been to Disneyland too. Do you think the list is pretty much the same for Disneyland or would you suggest different movies?