I have a 17 DD and a 10 DS. We have never taken a big family trip like this before. We are going to Disney world. It will be a 7 day trip. We are considering staying at a Villa of the the Seven Dwarfs.. seems to be a bit cheaper that way plus we will have 3 bedrooms to move around in an not 1 room. We can also have a kitchen. We will drive there so the rental vehicle is not an expense.
Now, the big question is this....will the kids enjoy the 4 parks of Walt disney World or should we split the week between Universal Stuidios and some water parks? The reason I ask is we have plenty of water parks where we live now and I am not sure that will be a big thrill for them. I want this to be exciting but not childish! My DS is big enough to go on all the rides, that is why we waited until now to go! Wanted him to go without restrictions!
Any suggestions on cost cutting and such????? I want this to be memorable. This will be our last big vacation as my dd is graduating and moving out to college and becoming an adult. She is vey independent and wants this to be it! Lovingly of course! We don't need the princess dinners or the mickey mouse breakfasts or to stay at Disney for the expense...nor do we need the glamour of the ritzy hotels...just the fun of the family life!
Thanks to anyone who has been there and done that for any suggestions!!!