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WHERE DO YOU BEGIN TO PLAN A DISNEY TRIP FOR FAMILY?

First time for all of us!
2 adults and four children: 19,16,12,10
Deals will be great

 
Inheritingkids

Asked by Inheritingkids at 11:27 AM on Oct. 3, 2010 in Entertainment

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  • WE planned out trip through Disney.com. We got an estimate form an agent and it was the same price down to the change lol. WE did not have to add airfare or anything though since we live in Ga. The one thing I recommend is staying in a Disney resort and taking advantage of the meal plans. Staying in a Buget resort is about the same price as staying out side the park one you add in the travel factors. Since the resorts cover all of you transportation to and from the parks and even between parks you aren't driving all over Orlando! The other thing to consider is the time with in the parks it saves. Going back and forth parking between parks can waste a lot of time.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:32 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Once your stay is planned make a plan of what parks you want to visit each day so you can make reservations at the restaurants you want to at at. That way you are in the park you are eating at and don't have to make a mad dash between parks. A loose plan not a hard core time sheet. lol. (example) Day one: Magic Kingdom, Lunch at the Liberty Tree, hotel Pool, MGM at 5 for a quick dinner and parade at 6.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:35 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Don't forget to order your customized maps form Disney.com! We have ours framed. They are pretty cool. It says 'The Taylor Family Guide to the Magic Kingdom' at the top. You get to mark all of your favorites on it. um... Lets see... OH! Disney.com will allow you to make payments on your vacation. Major Plus!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:37 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • ...I love Disney :0) lol!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:37 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Well, step one would be setting a budget. How much can you afford?
    Step two is get our your calendar and pick the dates you want to go.

    Once you have those figured out, then you can start with other things. I prefer the Disney Hopper Passes, because they don't expire and allow you to do what YOU want through the parks. I also prefer renting a house outside of Disney rather than staying in the park. They tend to be cheaper and because they have laundry & kitchen facilities right in the house, which helps you save on those costs too - you can just cook breakfast and whatnot instead of going out...

    I planned an entire 14 day Disney/Universal vacation for just $3500 (but that was only for 2 people) but that did include food and shopping... It CAN be done, just know your limits and wants...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:42 AM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • THANKS ALL !!!!
    Inheritingkids

    Comment by Inheritingkids (original poster) at 4:39 PM on Oct. 3, 2010