Oh I get this question alllll the time! I am talking to friends or co-workers and they are planning their first vacation to Disney World: “What is the BEST way to plan a Disney vacation?” they ask me….
Well, it depends… After all, Walt Disney World is enormous, with 4 major theme parks, several “minor” theme park attractions, dozens of resort hotels, restaurants and various eateries, etc. etc. etc. You need to consider so many variables:
- what time of year are you planning to visit?
- age(s) of children?
- first visit?
- transportation plans(will you have a car with you?)
And so forth. As I said, lots to consider when discussing the best way to plan a Disney vacation. Because, as with so many things in life, there is just not one easy answer.
Or, then again, maybe there is =)
Because, really the best way to plan a Disney vacation is to have a plan!
Yes, that’ right: PLAN to plan. Sounds crazy, but it actually makes a lot of sense. And that’s because, with Disney World being sooo big, with soooo many people visiting at the same time you are, and with the costs involved, you are doing yourself…and your family…a major favor when you take the time to plan ahead where you want to go, how you want to visit, discuss where you want to eat, and a whole host of other things.
Of course, if you have never visited Walt Disney World before, then you need some help. The Affordable Mouse website and The Affordable Mouse Blog are great starters. But you also owe it to the success of your Disney vacation, and the sanity of you and your family, to invest in a good guidebook or two.
Now I know that, if you are like me, there is just not a lot of time left in the day for reading, but I do have several favorites that will be helpful for you. The great thing is that, while being filled with great information, they are not the size of a major city’s phone book, and are simple, fun, and easy reads. I will share details about each one in the coming days, but if you want to check them out now, you can click here.
There’s a lot of Disney planning information out there. My goal with The Affordable Mouse and The Affordable Mouse Blog, is to gather the best information in one place, to help as you discover the best way to plan a Disney vacation.
Have a magical day!