Monday, May 12, 2008

Our Vacation Plans

A couple of my fellow bloggers have been writing about their summer plans, which inspired me to discuss our upcoming vacation. I can not call this our "summer" vacation, because we are going in the fall. But, because of the sheer expense of visiting Mickey world, we've forgone any big plans for this summer to concede to our kids' dream to spend a week hoping to get a glimpse of Mickey!

We're leaving on Thanksgiving Day and staying through the next week. Yep.. it's 6 months out and I've already got our plane reservations (we were worried about airfare rising), our accomodations booked (family suites on Disney property fill very quickly) and I'm trying to work through making meal reservations!

If you've ever done the Disney thing, then you know the effort you have to go through to make sure you get the "full" Disney experience. Should you go to Hoopty Doo, Chef Mickey's , Breakfast with Cinderella, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party??? How much is too much to do with four kids ages 10 -2 in a single day? Or, is it possible to do too much at Disney??

I've already read the "Unofficial Guide to Disney" and am aware of . These sights have been helpful and almost are information overload.

I'm opening this post to anyone who has any kind of advice for what to do or not to do at Disney. I'd love to accept any tips and welcome the opportunity to learn from those of you who have already undergone this ridiculously expensive endeavor!


Dona said...

Are you wanting "tips" like we would give a waitress? Or "tips" that have worked for us when we went to Disney? Are you sending subliminal messages to your readers, to pay for the trip of a lifetime?

One thing that worked for me when we went to Disneyland was going back to the hotel from about 2-5. Your kids have the opportunity to rest, watch TV, eat snacks, etc. If you eat a late breakfast, this can save you money by eating sandwiches or something at the hotel.

Rose C said...

I would totally do the Christmas party. Free cookies and hot cocoa, so fun! Plus, minimal lines for rides and easy access to characters.