Walt Disney World is magical and wonderful anytime of the year but we all know the summer in florida is HOT HOT HOT! Taking advantage of Disney in the fall has many advantages. Here are the top five…..
Number Five…. Cooler Weather – Even though the days can still run in the 80s it is better than the upper 90s you experience in June, July and August. Depending on the month you might even need a jacket at night for those late night fireworks! Cool breezes and less afternoon rain are also advantages. You should keep in mind that it is hurricane season and while Disney is not usually effected sometimes the airport is!
Number Four…. Less Crowds… With children heading back to school the crowds in the fall are far less than the summer crowds. This means fewer lines and less waiting, also easier to make those dining reservations! It is a perfect time as well for locals to take toddlers to the parks without having to worry about too many “big kids”!
Number Three… Great Deals… With fall being a less popular time at Disney you can usually get pretty good deals! Free dining is still going on if you book by September 29th! Feel Free to Call our Magical Vacation Planner Matthew at 612-564-EARS! We can help you plan the best vacation at the best prices with tons of extras!!
Number Two…. Special Events! From Food and Wine Festival at Epcot to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party there are TONS of special events that take place in the fall! It’s fun to be able to experience some special things Disney only offers this time of year!
Number One… Decorations! I know your all laughing but no one does decorations like Disney! You will be immersed in a Fall Wonderland forgetting you are in the middle of central Florida. Disney decorates for Halloween and Fall like no others! You can find pumpkins and leaves at every turn and even some special spooks, All friendly of course!!
Every parent of young children knows what it’s like to try to leave the house on any given day. Whether it’s to get them to school or daycare in the morning, or even just to make a quick run to the store, it can be a challenge to get out the door. It usually doesn’t take too long to figure out that planning ahead and preparing are the best ways to combat those everyday challenges and it’s no different when you are thinking about a Disney vacation, here is a brief overview.
Planning step one: Do your research! Explore all that the resort has to offer! Being an avid Disney fan myself, planning a trip is half the fun. In the several trips I’ve planned for my family, I always discover new things along the way. There are 33 hotels and counting on Disney property which means there’s practically something for every taste and budget. Disney has categorized and themed their resorts so it makes choosing one simpler. Check out all four theme parks and their attractions. Map out the ones that interest you and your family. Finally, discover all your dining options. Disney World has some fantastic dining options in all categories. Involve your travel party if you are able, get their opinions and make it fun.
Planning step two: Reserve things early! Things book fast at the Walt Disney World Resort especially during peak season, so make sure you get those reservations done early, especially for dining. Dining reservations can be booked up to 180 days in advance and some of the most popular restaurants will book quickly once that window opens up. In order to avoid dinner with your little ones at 9pm, or missing out on that reservation all together be sure to book things early. You can always change or cancel your reservations within 24 hours so you are better safe than sorry.
Planning step three: Pack smart! You may not be packing for a Safari (or are you?!), but you sure will be walking a ton and mostly at your hotel to sleep or take an afternoon break so packing is just as important as planning to get there. When packing for trips with my family I like to pack for each day like I plan each day. I have small backpacks for everyone that serves as both a carryon for the plane ride and later supplies for inside the parks. There are stores at each resort where you can purchase something you may forget, but they are expensive, so make lists and check off your essentials.
Finally: Sprinkle that pixie dust and be on your way! You’ll feel great knowing that everything is planned and you’ve come prepared. Enjoy the sights around you because it truly is magical.