The decision has been made; your next vacation will be to Disney World! Congratulations! Now comes the fun part, planning! No, really, it is fun! I’m here to help you plan your trip. Maybe you’ve been before or maybe this is your first time. I hope everyone can find information to help plan a most magical trip!
The first step is to make the big decisions: when will you be going, where will you be staying, how many days will you be there, who all is going/what are their ages and most importantly, what is your budget?
Step two would be to fill in a few details such as: are you going to drive or fly, do you have someone in your party with special needs (wheelchair, dietary needs, medical concerns), are you going to use Disney transportation only or will you have a vehicle, what are the dining options, should you add the Dining Plan, are you going to purchase park hopper tickets, should you add the parks and more option?
Once these decisions are made, then it’s time to customize your vacation to your individual needs. What park are you going to go to on what day? (Crowd calendars can be a great tool to help with this decision. Touring Plans Crowd Calendar has been my source for this information since 2008. They are fantastic!) What attractions do you want to see? Which table service and counter service restaurants should you go to? What is Disney PhotoPass? These are just a few of the items I will be writing about.
And then there are the ultra-fun add-ons. For example, we make our own matching shirts every year. Some guests decorate their room or their windows. Sprinkle some extra pixie dust on your children by scheduling a visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or to the Pirates League. You can plan the basics, or you can plan every detail, it’s all up to you.
These are some of the first steps in planning your Disney World vacation. So let’s start with one of the most asked questions, “When is the Best Time to go to Disney World?” There is no one answer because it depends on several factors:
- Are you taking children?
- Are they in school?
- Do you want to go while they are on vacation (Christmas Break, Spring Break, Summer)?
- Or are you going to take them out of school?
Do you want to be there during the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) the Epcot Food and Wine Festival or another special event?
If you can go any time, then are you interested in the lowest rates, best temperatures, or lowest crowds?
In short, there is no “best time” to go to Disney World. I’m sure if you ask any Disney fan, they would tell you, “anytime is the perfect time!” For a month-to-month comparison, check out What Month Should You Travel to Walt Disney World.
Amy is a Disney Addict and stay at home mom who loves to craft, cook and plan Disney trips. She’s been known to shed a tear at the end of Wishes and has to walk out of the room when Mufasa dies.
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