7 Steps to Plan a Disney Vacation Winter GetawaySummer isn’t the only time for vacations! Unlike many theme parks, Disney is open all year round. There are all sorts of attractions and spectacles to enjoy, even during the cooler days. If you can arrange the time off work and don’t mind pulling your kids out of school (maybe they have a winter break), I strongly suggest visiting in the winter. Here are some steps to help you plan an excellent vacation.
1. Opt for a vacation home rental in Orlando, Florida.
The best Florida vacation home rental deals will keep you close to the park, but offer plenty of privacy and space that your family needs. They’re also a lot cheaper and they give you an opportunity to enjoy other parts of Florida aside Disney if you choose.
2. Pack for moderate weather.
Unlike the blistering heat of the summer, winter in Florida is a mild, comfortable season. You’ll still want to wear shorts and bathing suits, but bring pants and a light jacket as well. You’ll want to plan to be in the park during the warmest parts of the days and back at your vacation home rental by sundown.
3. Visit around the holidays, but not on them.
While winter is a great time to enjoy Disney, you’ll want to avoid spending Thanksgiving or Christmas Day in the park. Believe it or not, these are very busy days. However, the days just before and after big holidays are usually pretty slow, so you’ll have plenty of freedom to get around and enjoy your favorite attractions.
4. Plan your trip early.
Like any trip, you’ll want to plan your winter vacation in Disney as far in advance as you can manage. Book your vacation rental early to get the best deal and ensure your spot. A great trick is to divide the cost of your biggest expenses (lodging plus park admittance) by the number of weeks until your trip. Set aside that amount each week so it never feels like you blew a bunch of money at once.
5. Don’t bet on the water parks being open.
If water parks are a big part of your plans, plan your trip for another season. A cold day can ruin your plans and make sliding, swimming and wave pools very uncomfortable. If the day is too cold and clouds are overhead, Disney may even close the park.
6. Winter is a great time to see animals.
During the summer heat, many animals hide in their enclosures to keep the sun off their bodies, but during the winter they’re more likely to wander out in the open to gather the heat. If you have little kids with you that want to enjoy one of the most incredible zoos in the world, go in the winter.
7. The Christmas decorations in the park are spectacular.
Like I said, plan your trip around the holidays, but not on them. Late December is a great time to visit, but I would keep your trip to the week before Christmas. During this time you’ll get to see Disney pull out all the stops with their Christmas celebrations. The lights and decorations are simply spectacular
Written by Steve Casey of Florida Sunshine Vacation Rentals
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