Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dear Disney Redhead,

So I've got about 19 windows open looking at "stuff" related to Disney . . . WDW not DisneyLand . . . when I have this "ah-hah" moment that goes like this:  "Oh my God.  I have a resource, here."

What can you tell me?  Are you a WDW or DL girl?  Can you give me a top ten do's or don't list?

xoxo,
Elle

6 comments:

Disney Redhead said...

I'm both a Disneyland and WDW girl. Growing up we went to WDW a few times. And I've gone a few times as an adult.

Disneyland...my first trip was in 2004. But since then I've been over 200 times. For a year and a half, I lived 10 minutes from Disneyland and had an annual pass. :)

What types of do's and don't's are you looking for? My perspective is probably a bit different since I've never gone with children.

When are you planning on going? For how many days? Have you ever been before?

ChristalA said...

Both are great but if you got to DL make sure you save time for Knotts Berry Farm. They have more for the bigger kids. Littles liked DL best, middle/bigs liked WDW. Talk to travel agents about package deals.

Maisy said...

WDW...you have to take the kids at least once! We went last year and stayed in a condo nearby. It was great to leave Disney and have a pool, full kitchen and easier access to other things. My kids were very young 2 and 5 and enjoyed the beach as much or more than the park. We went in October and the ocean water was WARM, even for kids. It is a tough drive from Orlando though. When we go back... we will stay at the beach for a few days and then do Disney for a few days. I am currently dreaming about a Disney cruise. I need a job first!

Elle said...

WDW is my preference . . . mostly because of Harry Potter at Universal Studios . . . . .

Lodging wise, I think I can use an exchange week w/ a timeshare and get nearby lodging . . . . I'm just thinking about what not to miss . . . . I'm thinking we'll be gone a week, but one day on each end will be swallowed with traveling. Also, because of traveling w/ kids, they require a bit of down time in the afternoon, or a full day or lazing around and checking out hotel air hockey, pool & hot tubs . . .

I'm thinking November -- likely T-giving week; 7 days -- probably Saturday to Saturday -- and my requirements are to make it as easy & stress free as possible. I think my kids would love the animals -- safari land or something . . Mimi would have to see princesses & the big kids would all go ape for Harry Potter . . . .

What else. Don't let go ALL the way to FLORIDA and not see something pivotal . . .

Disney Redhead said...

Well, WDW had four theme parks and two water parks. Then I think Universal has a couple parks, but I'm not sure. We don't do those parks. We stay on Disney property the whole time.

Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest weeks of the year there so crowds will be pretty crazy.

Homestead said...

My brother, sil & almost-2-year-old nephew are doing Disney World next week.

I'll let you know how that goes.

We are planning a trip to Edmonton to the water slides in the next few years.... they went there last month and loved it. Canada isn't a cheap trip like it used to be....