“Taking a Vacation is almost as much fun as Planning a Vacation”
That statement is never more true as when planning a trip to Disney. Having grown up in Florida, I’ve always been a lover of Disney Parks. It wasn’t until I became a parent however, that I REALLY had a fresh love of the Happiest Place on Earth.
In my opinion there are two types of Disney vacations– and both are absolutely FANTASTIC.
1. The one you plan for far in advance. This is the vacation you think about months or even a year ahead of time– scour the informational websites, plan everything down to the last little detail including Advance Dining Reservations (which can (and sometimes should!) be made 6 whole MONTHS in advance. Our first trip when Lucy was 2 years old, we only spent two actual days in the Park, but I planned for MONTHS. Some might be shocked to hear how many hours I spent (during nap times of course!) to research and come up with a plan for us. The result was that we were able to do everything important to us and we didn’t really miss out on anything. This is the trip that allows you to have the best chance of getting to do much of what’s on your list of “must-do’s” and so this is a great way to go about planning for Disney. And, it’s PURE fun to get to look forward to something as fun as a Disney Trip!
2. The Last Minute Trip. Maybe you just got one of those fabulous Pin Codes from Disney in an email and you and your family decide to go for it. You take the kids out of school, take a few of those vacation days, pack up the family car and head to Disney! Woohoo! Nothing is as exhilarating as a last minute vacation– especially to Mickey’s House! Whether for one day or a long weekend– Disney is one of those places you can truly escape for a couple days. So why not? Absolutely a great option. Sure, this trip may require a bit more flexibility on your part but as long as you’re ok with that– go for it!
So either way you decide to go–
Where do you start?
Well, my advice would be to start with the date. There are many resources out there to help you choose but I found this calendar to be very helpful.
Actually, the entire WDW Prep School site is genius. So much information, very nicely laid out. I wish I would have found it a long time ago!
Also– make sure to check out the Disney Food Blog! Great info– including reviews on dining plans and the MANY restaurant offerings at WDW.
After you have a date selected–
Book your trip and start the fun planning process.
Where will you eat? What parks will you visit? What fun pictures will you take?
And that’s just the beginning!