Booking a Disney vacation takes a lot of preparation and hard work, from figuring out what resort you want to stay at to securing dining reservations. The time of year you plan to visit, your desired accommodations, and your dining preferences will all determine when you should book your Disney vacation. Overall, booking your Disney vacation as soon as reservations open for your desired dates is best. This helps you get the best rates and offers the most hotel availability. The earlier you book, the higher the chance you get the reservations you want. Below, we answer some of the most common questions about booking Disney vacations.
There’s nothing like Christmas at Disney and Universal! The theme parks deck every hall with festive decorations and seasonal offerings. It’s no wonder why so many people take advantage of the fun and magic of the season and visit during the holidays. This also makes it the busiest time of the year to visit the parks, so the holiday magic you envisioned could quickly be overshadowed by unmet expectations, interruptions, and planning failures. Check out these tips and tricks to ensure your family has a magical holiday vacation that will be a positive memory for years to come.
The right mindset about what your holiday theme park trip will be like is crucial to vacation planning success. Go into your vacation knowing that it’ll be busy, the lines will be long, and it will take longer than you expect to accomplish your must-do attractions in the parks. Allot more time than you initially expect to find a spot for parades and fireworks, and allow extra time to travel between theme parks (Disney recommends accounting for 1.5 hours of travel when using Disney transportation).
Before your trip, sit down with your family to discuss your priorities regarding attractions and activities. Does your family want to jump from thrill ride to thrill ride all day? Are you itching to get a family photo in matching Christmas PJs in front of the castle? Do you have young kids who can barely contain their excitement to meet Mickey? Do you want to prioritize taking a midday break at the resort? Discuss these things before you leave so everyone’s on the same page.
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