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  • On Apr 10, 2020
    Tony from NC Asked

    We want to bring our 2 grandchildren, ages 11 & 7, to WDW and want to travel in Nov, Dec, 2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar, 2021. We plan to stay 5-6 nights. What weeks are the least expensive, to visit WDW? Thank you, Tony

    Hi Tony!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It always delights me to greet a fellow North Carolinian. If we had an award, I would be pleased to nominate you for the grandparent of the year award - what a wonderful experience you are planning for your grandchildren!

    With such flexibility in dates, you have some time to actually check the Special Offers as they are released for vacation packages. When we have traveled in the past, the more affordable times have been early to mid-November, mid to late January, February, and early in March. Although prices can fluctuate, I would have to say that the most expensive time of year we have traveled (and the most crowded) has been the week of Christmas up through New Year's. If you choose to go in January, I would also avoid the dates of Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend which is currently scheduled for January 6-10, 2021 unless, of course, you decide to run!

    A five or six night stay sounds just perfect. When we started staying at deluxe and deluxe villa resort hotels, we cut back from six nights to five to keep the costs affordable. We fell in love with deluxe and deluxe villa resort hotels because we value having access to a wider range of dining and transportation options. Resorts with access to the Resort Monorail and those with access to the Disney Skyliner are perfect for us! Even though we typically pay more for a deluxe or deluxe villa resort, that additional cost is balanced with the time we save being able to walk to Magic Kingdom (if we stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort) or walk to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios (if staying at one of the resort hotels in Disney's BoardWalk area).

    Tony, on every trip, we have started planning at least one special experience for our girls. Take a few minutes to review the Enchanting Extras Collection. Our girls have loved each of the Nature Experiences we have done - Caring for Giants, Up Close with Rhinos, and Dine with an Animal Specialist. Just pay close attention to the recommended age guidelines and book early as tours fill quickly. Remember to reserve your vacation package with enough time to make your advanced dining reservations 180 days in advance!

    Our girls still have the best memories of their first trip with my parents. It was such a special trip. Bring on the magic - I trust that this trip with your grandchildren will come with lots of love and laughter!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell







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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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