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Already have your badges, hotel and transportation figured out? In Part 2, we’ll discuss all the ins and outs of a day at SDCC with kids: what to bring, how to manage your schedule, and our best secret tips we’ve learned for avoiding the crowds.
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Ready? Let’s dive in. Here is what we’ll be discussing, if you’d like to jump around.
Badges and Member IDs: Getting Into Comic Con
Where To Stay
Getting Around SDCC
Other transportation options might be Uber/Lyft (but you may need your own carseats), pedicabs, or rentable scooters/bikes. Just keep in mind that the scooters and bikes are NOT permitted on sidewalks, helmets are required (who carries a helmet with them around a convention?!?), and that kids are not allowed to ride them, so they aren’t as appealing as they seem.
All About Strollers at SDCC
Also, a stroller lets YOU be a little less burdened when you’re moving. You can store your backpack, snacks, or swag bags in the stroller, keeping your shoulders from aching. We joke that we don’t know what we’ll do when our kids outgrow the stroller…maybe bring a helper donkey with saddle bags? Haha!
If an autograph session is going on, nearby? Don’t even try to get through with a stroller, or you’ll get stuck or trampled. Go way around and come back later, or if you want to see the celebs, trade off with another adult and walk by on your own while the kids are safely further away.
Planning Your Schedule
Want to Get Into Hall H?
Even if you’ve never been to SDCC, I’m sure you’ve heard stories about the famous “Hall H.” This is the biggest venue at SDCC that hosts the most popular panels. Marvel, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, etc.
Now if you’re ready to brave SDCC, let’s move on to Part Two, where we talk about what a day at SDCC might actually look like.
Have you braved San Diego Comic Con with Young Kids? What are YOUR best tips for the pre-planning stage?
Tell us below in the comments!