7. Pushing Kids Too Hard
If your child normally eats lunch at eleven, naps from one to three, and is in bed by eight, he’s probably not going to do well eating lunch at one, riding rides all afternoon, and staying in the park to see the fireworks. Instead of a magical, fun day, it’s likely that your child will be overly tired and cranky, and the rest of the family will be miserable. I see examples of overly tired kids on every trip I make to a Disney park. Resist the temptation to try and do it all (see #1) and take breaks. Stick to usual mealtimes, naps, and bedtimes if you can, and everyone will have more fun.