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  • On Jun 1, 2010
    Clare from AB Asked

    This will be the first trip to Disney World for my husband, myself and our three kids. (12, 7 and 5). There is such a huge amount of information available, that I am finding it difficult to get started. Ist qstn - Resort or not? What are the benefits?

    Clare,

    Don't let the large amount of choices overwhelm you. We'll go through this in a few simple steps to clear it all up for you.

    Step 1: Set your budget, and let that guide your resort selection. Within categories, I can make recommendations. Just write me back with what class of resort you want to opt for.

    Step 2: Disney resorts or not? I prefer Disney resorts, as I like being "in the mood" from the second I arrive until I the moment I leave. Other perks include Extra Magic Hours (more time in the parks), Magical Express (free ride to/from airport, avoid the need/cost of a cab), and other perks like being able to buy the Disney Dining Plan. FYI, I include these in with "Disney" resorts, even though they are run by other companies: the new Hilton/Waldorf Astoria, Swan, Dolphin, and Shades of Green (military-only). But ultimately the answer is YES to Disney resorts.

    Steps 3-5: Tickets, What park what day, and dining. I can help with these, after we take care of Steps 1 and 2.

    Write me back with what Disney resort class fits your budget. Then we can deal with these other steps.

    Have a magical vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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