5 Best Tips to Help You Select Your Disney Vacation
It’s time to start thinking about a Disney vacation, but which where should you go? What park should you visit? How many days should you stay? Should you take a cruise or head to the Hawaiian Islands? So many questions. Here is a guide to get you started:
What park should you visit?
Your Disney park options are Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida; Disneyland in California; Disneyland Paris; Tokyo Disneyland; and Shanghai Disneyland. If you are interested in going on rides and seeing shows, these are your best options.
However, which one you choose will all depend on location, location, location and budget, budget, budget. If your budget is big enough for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Shanghai or Paris, then you should tie-in a trip to Disney in your international getaway.
However, if your budget is a bit smaller, you might want to consider a trip to Orlando or California instead. You will save money on international fares and, if needed, passport fees as well.
If you’re looking for a resort and getaway that has the Disney magic, but not the crowded theme parks, Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian resort might be the perfect option for you. There are plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy and the Oahu islands right in front of you if you decide that your vacation is more about rest and relaxation with the sun on your toes and a drink in your hand.
For the adventurer in you
Adventures By Disney take you around the world, where you have once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you’ll remember forever. Choose a trip to Japan, Australia, China, Ireland, South Africa, Costa Rica, Peru or other destinations where you will zipline across a rainforest canopy, walk the Great Wall, and explore medieval castles.
Adventures by Disney offers a wide selection of all-inclusive trips for travelers of all ages and levels of activity including Disney River Cruises with sailings down the Danube and Rhine Rivers.
How long do you have for a trip?
Where you go will also depend on how much time you have to enjoy your vacation. If you only have a few days and want to jam in everything to your Orlando Disney vacation — all the parks, all the excursions, all the rides and restaurants — you might be disappointed because you might not have enough of time to do everything you want to do. It doesn’t mean that can’t go, but you may have to adjust your to-do list.
There isn’t anything like a cruise and a Disney cruise is extra special. You can set from various ports — New Orleans was added — to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Baja, Pacific Coast and the Panama Canal. Food, entertainment and private islands are included wherever you go. Disney Magic includes character experiences through the Marvel Day at Sea, Pixar Pals Party, Royal Cart Royal Tea, and Frozen Deck Party fun.
Who is coming with you?
What park or adventure you decide on may depend on who is traveling with you. Kids and grandchildren may not be able to keep up with some of the Adventures by Disney excursions, so a cruise or a trip to a park might be a better fit. Teens love Disney World, but may want to skip Magic Kingdom for something a little more daring. Adventures by Disney might be the right option for them.
So it’s all about budget, time, location and the people coming with you. Once you know all of these factors, talk with a Disney travel agent who can put together the trip that fits what everyone wants and what you can afford.