The nation’s premier parenting convention is coming to America’s most family-friendly city. The MommyCon & DaddyCon convention will return to Orlando for its fourth year on Aug. 31. New and expecting parents will not want to miss the chance to learn new parenting tips and connect with other families. Read on for more information about how to make the most out of this interactive conference and convention:
Presented by Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans, MommyCon and DaddyCon allow guests to connect with thousands of other parents trying to become better by arming themselves with relevant information. The interactive exhibitor hall features a variety of vendors, ranging from diaper manufactures, innovative toy companies, and much more. The hands-on breakout sessions focus on the first five years of a child’s life, making this the ideal event for people who are just beginning the exciting parenting journey.
Again this year, Caribe Royale Resort is hosting the event. There are several ticket packages, allowing you to customize the conference to your needs and budget. Children 16 years of age and under will be admitted free of charge with a paid adult ticket.
WHERE TO STAY
As a prime tourist destination, there is an abundance of hotels near Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando. The Hyatt Place Orlando Lake Buena Vista boasts the ideal home base for any Central Florida adventure. Located just steps from the Disney Springs entertainment district, this hotel puts you at the doorstep of all of the fun. Or choose Disney’s Polynesian Resort for an upscale tropical experience. Located directly across from the Magic Kingdom, this island-inspired oasis is sure to relax you after a long day at the convention.
HARNESS THE MAGIC OF ORLANDO
One of the top selling points of the MommyCon & DaddyCon conference is its proximity to all of the magic of Orlando. Families will delight in a visit to any of the four theme parks located at the Walt Disney World Resort. Thrill-seekers should check out Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure for a cornucopia of exhilarating roller coaster rides. Or cool off from the summer heat at one of the area’s numerous waterparks, such as Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s Blizzard Beach, or Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay. Animal lovers will appreciate the exhibits, shows, and demonstrations at the legendary SeaWorld theme park. There is something for everyone in Orlando, which is an excellent excuse for extending your conference trip by adding in some family fun.
TIME TO CHOW DOWN
There is no shortage of fun dining experiences to be had in the Orlando area. For a taste of Africa, head on over to Boma at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. This diverse buffet offers you an eclectic mix of flavors that showcase the vibrant cuisines of Africa. Art Smith’s Homecomin’ delivers a taste of the South at this popular Disney Springs gathering place. Nosh on hushpuppies, deviled eggs, fried chicken, and biscuits while sipping creative cocktails. While at Disney Springs, be sure to stop by Goofy’s Candy Company for a wide array of sweet treats or swing by Sprinkles for a bevy of innovative cupcake creations.