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Planning a Disney Vacation

Planning a Disney vacation it’s important to look at many things.  This could include time of year, crowds, budget and much more.  Here is a list for you:

#1 PICK A DATE & SET UP YOUR MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE ACCOUNT

My Disney Experience Account: link

Picking a Date

“Slower” dates include: 

  • Mid-January through Mid-February, Mid-April and until early May
  • Last week of August until mid-October, and Mid-November until mid-December.

Busy dates include:

  • Holiday/Long weekends busy especially Christmas week & New Year’s Week busiest
  • School Breaks Busy and don’t underestimate Summer as it IS busy (also VERY hot)

#2 PICK YOUR ACCOMODATIONS

On-Site Resorts      
VALUE

 

MODERATE

 

DELUXE

 

DELUXE VILLAS

 

·   All-Star Movie Resort

·   All-Star Music Resort

·   All-Star Sports Resort

·   Art of Animation Resort

·   Pop-Century Resort

 

·   Cabins at Fort Wilderness

·   Caribbean Beach Resort

·   Coronado Springs Resort

·   Port Orleans  – French Quarter

·   Port Orleans – Riverside

 

·   Animal Kingdom Lodge

·   Beach Club Resort

·   Boardwalk Inn

·   Contemporary Resort

·   Grand Floridian Report and Spa

·   Polynesian Resort

·   Wilderness Lodge

·   Yacht Club Resort

·   Riviera Resort

 

·   Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

·   Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani

·   Bay Lake Tower at Cont. Resort

·   Beach Club Villas

·   Boardwalk Villas

·   Old Key West Resort

·   Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

·   Villas at Wilderness Lodge

·   Boulder Ridge Villas

·   Copper Creek Villas and Cabins

·   Animal Kingdom Lodge-Jambo

·   Villas at Grand Floridian

·   Riviera Villas

 

 

 

 

Off-Site      
Time Shares Hotel/Motels House Rentals Family/Friends
*probably need/want rental car  *dining reservations 60 days -each day *

 

 

#3 TRANSPORTATION

Choose your method of Transportation (Flying/Driving/Train). Remember parking at a Disney Resort is between $15 and $25/night. For parking at a park when NOT staying at a Disney Resort is currently $25 per day.

#4 CHOOSE HOW MANY DAYS IN EACH PARK

  • The more days you buy, the less cost per day
  • Age 2 and under free, age 3-9 child, 10 and up adult (Disney definitions)
  • Park hoppers
  • Water parks and more
  • Nighttime entertainment in each park

#5 PLAN DAYS IN PARK, DO NOT SCHEDULE

  • FLEXIBILITY
  • General plan not, schedule (schedule creates stress)

#6 TABLE SERVICE VS COUNTER SERVICE

#7 RIDE/ATTRACTION RESERVATIONS

  • Genie+ is important but has a cost. Also, use of Individual Lightning Lanes is key
  • Use ride reservations for most popular rides/attractions
  • When staying at Disney Resort get into any of the 4 theme parks 30 minutes early
  • If at Deluxe Resort get extended evening hours at Epcot (Monday night) & Magic Kingdom (Wednesday night)

#8 WHAT TO DO ON YOUR DOWN DAY

  • Sleep in and relax
  • Go swimming
  • Enjoy and explore your resort or other resorts
  • Explore to Disney Springs

#9 RELAX AND ENJOY!!

Call Colleen Parisi because she makes the planning a Disney vacation easy!  518-265-1421 or Colleen@awalkintheparkwithcolleen.net or consult with me.

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