Worried your magical Disney vacation has ruined other destinations for you in the future? Think again! We’ll show you how to plan for the alternatives. Ready to learn how to plan a trip that is fun, affordable and a vacation your family will love – Disney fees not included? Many people save for years …
What is Disney World and where is it located?
Walt Disney World is a massive four-park theme park complex located in Orlando, Florida.
The four parks of Walt Disney World include:
- Magic Kingdom
- Hollywood Studios
- Animal Kingdom
In my experience, most people underestimate the size of the parks before their first trip. In total, the parks, the restaurants and resorts encompass roughly 40-square miles of land in the Orlando area. It’s like it’s own city, which is why it’s so easy to get lost in the “Disney bubble.”
It takes several days to see the entire park. It also costs several thousands of dollars for most families, but there are exceptions.
Is a trip to Disney worth it?
Granted, I’ve already been there twice. One trip was much more enjoyable than the other. None of our kids really remember either of them, despite the oldest being 8/9 and our youngest being 4/5.
Given that, and given the much more crowded and expensive conditions at the parks these days, I would say it probably isn’t worth it at this time. You might consider one of the other Disney opportunities available or one of the other awesome destinations mentioned on our site.
How can you make the most of a Disney vacation?
So, you’ve heard the warnings and still want to take the plunge. Completely understandable! The parks are amazing fun and there’s nothing quite as relaxing as escaping into the Disney bubble for a week or for a weekend. Here are a few essentials to make the most of the investment:
- Plan your trip – this isn’t the place to just stop by for a quick visit
- Go during off-season – January is our favorite time of year to go
- Stay onsite – Splurge and go with a moderate or deluxe resort
Keep reading to learn how to make a mystery out of your Disney World trip!