My friend’s children were 6 and 4 the first time they traveled with RCI to the Walt Disney World theme park for a Disney vacation. She remembers thinking that they were the perfect ages to appreciate this trip. She told me though that once she got there she realized that kids of any age, and even adults, can enjoy the diversity of the four parks, and the other attractions throughout the Orlando area.
Her children rode the Buzz Lightyear and Dumbo rides, ate lunch with Chip and Dale, and SO much more. As an adult, she was able to appreciate the ethnic offerings at Epcot or the bigger rides. So guess where her kids want to go for our next vacation, at ages 14 and 12? You got it: Orlando and another Disney vacation.
In my role at RCI, I get to hear a lot of feedback from our subscribing members. Seems like the Orlando area is the destination of choice for a lot of RCI members with children and grandchildren of any age. Read what some of them had to say about their Orlando and Disney vacations*:
Judi, Philippi, WV: We took our entire family—17—to Disney World for a week and stayed at an RCI location. We had a wonderful time and it wouldn't have been possible if it hadn't been for RCI. We had our three children and their families—granddaughters 11, 8, and 7, twins 5, two 4, twin boys 18 months. They all still talk about what a wonderful time they had.
David, Onalaska, WI: We took our daughter and family to Orlando when our grandson was 8. While we were watching the laser show at the World Showcase at Epcot, my grandson was sitting on his uncle’s shoulders. As the show was coming to an end, he made the comment that this was “The Best Day of My Life.” That comment made our whole trip worth it.
Steven, Sumter, SC: We searched to find a resort that was convenient to most of the theme parks and had resort amenities to please adults, as well as grandchildren from 18 months to 16 years old. We found all we were looking for and more at Summer Bay Resort. The children loved the activity center's activities, as well as the onsite water park. We all loved karaoke and our well appointed condo. We are all looking forward to staying there again.
* Although we've corrected some spelling and technical errors, these vacation stories from RCI members are otherwise unchanged. They are not meant to inform you about resorts, destinations or about RCI® products and services. Some stories mention unusual exceptions made or circumstances that may not be typical for most vacationers. RCI always recommends that you do your own research when making travel plans.