I’m frequently asked where to begin when planning a trip to my favorite place, so it’s time to write it all down for you 🙂
Step ONE in planning a trip to the World is getting a FREE Disney Parks DVD. When you order the DVD, you will also get online access to the same DVD footage, so you can start your planning right away. If this is your first trip (or maybe your fifty-ith) you may want to consider working with a knowledgeable travel agent. I frequently plan my own trip, however, on occasion it is nice to give someone else your details and let them take care of the rest. There’s no additional cost for you and plenty of great benefits such as knowing my agent can make all kinds of changes to my reservation if necessary.
Step TWO is deciding what time of year works for your schedule. Each time of year has its own pros and cons. January used to be a pretty light month, however if you are going during Marathon weekend, a RunDisney event, expect summertime-sized crowds.
February is a good choice, but park hours may be limited and there may be more refurbishments happening during this month as they ramp up for summer. March is busy most of the time due to Spring Break, which happens almost every week with people from across the US. April is surprisingIy busy due to Easter holidays and the Flower & Garden Festival, but still less busy than the summer months.
May is the start of summer season, but you can still get around the World without too much difficulty. June through August is pretty nutso. I personally hate going in the summer due to the excessive heat and incredible crowds, however it works for my family due to the kids’ school schedule, so we make do. September is one of my favorite times, but expect frequent rain showers and there is always the possibility of hurricanes. October and November are my absolute favorite months to travel to WDW because of the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and the International Food & Wine Festival.
We also got married at WDW in November, so I’m definitely partial to going during November. December is absolutely heavenly with the decorations and wonderful Christmas treats.
Check out my next post for Step THREE (where to stay) and Step FOUR (create a plan).