Getting there: Our choice was Southwest from TF Green to Orlando nonstop; JetBlue and Delta offer nonstop service from Boston.

Getting around: If you skip renting a car, take taxis or Uber for trips not accommodated by on-site ground transportation at the parks. We used Hertz ( for the daytrip from Orlando to Kennedy Space Center.

Accommodations: Cabana Bay Beach Resort (www.universal offers family suites starting at $149. A vast array of Disney properties range from $109 to $569 (disneyworld.disney.go

Park Passes: Disney has a special guide for trips including grandparents ( Create an account at My Disney Experience ( Universal Orlando (www.universalorlando
.com) offers a wide variety of packages and ticket options.


Dining: Among the surfeit of options: The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar (
Restaurants/CityWalk/The-Cowfish) and Emeril’s Orlando (emerils at Universal; Tusker House (disney and Ohana at thePolynesian Resort at Disney(disneyworld.disney.go