I've been to Disney World more times than I can honestly remember and Disneyland five times. Some of the memorable trips were my senior trip and honeymoon. I love all things Disney! So when we decided that this year would be a Disney year (we don't go on vacation every year.) I have to tell you I got excited. Then I realized that since we went in 2003 things have changed with planning for Disney. Fast Passes have changed big time and our family size and ages are very different. This trip is going to take some research and planning. I'm going to share some things I learn along the way over the next few weeks!
Thinking About Planning A Disney Trip?
1. Try to nail down your dates. Preferably not during any holiday or kid's vacation time. Those will be the busiest times at the park (spring break, Christmas, Thanksgiving.)
2. Decide what is important to you for lodging. Will you stay on site? Do you want an amazing hotel experience? Will you spend lots of time out of your room and just a standard hotel will do?
3. Think about eating. Do you like late night snacks at your hotel? Will you want a cafeteria you can pop into whenever hunger strikes?
These three things determined which hotel we chose and what dates we chose. Since we are homeschoolers we don't have to go in the summer which is a major plus. We also choose a value resort because we would rather put our money into other areas of our trip. The value resorts all have a cafeteria you can visit anytime to get food. This is a must because we often want something to drink at night or get up early and want some breakfast before traditional hours. I've also found the dining at the All Starts and Art of Animation type hotels is less fussy. So my picky eaters will happily pick something from the menu.
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