I can't even describe how freaking EXCITED I am to finally be planning our first trip to Disney World!!!!!!
We won't be traveling until the Fall, but everyone keeps telling me I should start my planning process now so that I can decide what we want to do while we are there.
Because of the kids ages, we only want to do a 5 day trip. Two of those days will be traveling and we would like one of the other days to just be a pool/beach/relax day. So essentially, we are looking to spend two days at the park. I already have a few things I know we want to do while we are there.
1.) I want us to go to a character breakfast or lunch. I haven't decided if I want to do a Mickey/Minnie lunch with the whole family, or if I want to do the Princess lunch and just make it a "girls thing" while the guys do something else. What are everyones thoughts on dinning with characters? Worth the money? Any special meal/place/time that is worth looking into?
2.) Because of the time of year, I want to go to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. I have heard this is a GREAT time for the kids, especially if they are obsessed with Christmas like my kids are :-)
3.) My mom and dad promised a kid-free night for Eric and I while we are there so we can't wait to go to the Epcot Wine and Food Festival! Has anyone been to this? Any specific country we should start and end in?
I honestly have a list a mile long of things I would like to do there, but I have to remember that the kids only have so much energy in them. And so do we :-) So I am looking for some advice from all of you Disney experts out there. I know there are SEVERAL of you in my family alone, so I would love any advice you have about where to go/what to do/where to stay/etc. Please take in mind that we will have a 2 year old and an almost 4 year old at the time we go :-)
And last but not least, if anyone has any great tips on saving money, using discounts, purchasing meal plans, purchasing tickets in advance, etc...please be sure to let me know. We are already prepared for this trip to cost a fortune, but if there are ways to save...I'm all about it :-)
Can't wait to read all your comments!!!!