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  • On Feb 14, 2009
    Mary from AL Asked

    I am planning a vacation for my sister. We are on a tight budget and would like to go during the time of year that is less expensive. The dates we are deciding on are 8/8 to 8/13 or 10/10 to 10/15. If you could help me it would be greatly appreciated.

    Mary,

    Know first that less expensive will not mean less magical!

    I am a huge fan of going in October, and although it is a bit more expensive than August, I think it pays off in getting to do more, and spending less time in line. But to answer your question, August typically has lower rates, but larger crowds. Staying to the first three weeks of the month (as you indicated you would be doing) will help, as the last week is very crowded.

    From there, make sure you are looking at either a Value resort hotel, or perhaps considering the Fort Wilderness Cabins. While the latter are technically Moderate accommodations, they can take a larger family, and can be a much better deal. Part of the reason why is you get a full kitchen and outdoor grill, allowing you to have more meals in your "room" and saving money.

    If you are not going to go that route, make sure you consider the dining plans. They have always saved me money.

    I am glad to answer any follow-up questions! Just visit my bio page to ask.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

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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