medford Posted June 2, 2016 Share Posted June 2, 2016 I've touched on this a bit in the past, but now this trip is real, but still a year or so away. We have already booked my father's condo on the Gulf Coast of Florida for early next summer for a week and we'd like to slip away to Disney for 2-3 days (1-2 nights) during that trip. We have a son that will be 8, almost 9 at the time of the trip, a daughter that will be just past her 5th birthday and a young son that will be about 18 months at the time of this trip (ie still napping). We were down there for a family reunion when our oldest was a little over 1, so from that perspective, we're used to seeing a child that age just nap in the stroller for a brief spell, but as we were down in Orlando for a full week, we only did half days at the parks so he could sleep in the afternoons at the condo we were renting, plus we didn't have any other kids pulling us in different directions. We'd plan to be there sometime middle of the week. Based upon the Disney crowd schedules that I see, I expect crowds on the 7 out of 10 scale, but are there days in the middle of the week that are traditionally better for the Magic Kingdom? At the moment, I don't think we plan to hit any of the other Disney parks unless we did go for 3 days. I know when we went 3 years ago, a 3 day pass was only a little more than a 2 day pass, and beyond that it was only like an extra 5-10 dollars a day for additional days. Anyhoo, now that that is out there, I'd like to start with the most basic question first, where to stay and when to book. Ideally, I'd like to stay on property, but that is not a must. We're about 2 hours away where we are staying, so its feasible to drive back and forth, but I think would make for an overall more relaxing, enjoyable stay if we booked somewhere with easy access to the Magic Kingdom. As I mentioned, my youngest will be 18 months, so a nap is a must, are you allowed to enter the park early in the morning, leave mid day then reenter on the same pass later that evening? If so, what would the ideal resort hotel to stay at that would provide quick access to the main park? I'm thinking a moderate level hotel, don't want to fork out the money for one of their top shelf places, but wouldn't mind something a little nicer than their basic accommodations. Having a "memorable pool" would be an added perk for the kids, not sure which places have the best pools, though I'm not sure how much time we'd spend in the pool seeing as we'll be at the beach the rest of the week with both the ocean and a basic pool to play around in. Once I figure out where to book, when is the best time to book? Thanks in advance, once I get that settled down, I'll ask follow up questions on the magic pass (or whatever they are called these days), food plans, etc... 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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