• On Mar 10, 2011
    Christine from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you had to choose between last week in July or last week in August 2011? Family is 5, two adults, 3,13,16. Also any suggestions for what dining plan? Thanks in advance!

    Hi, Christine! I'd go last week of August. The parks will be much less crowded compared to the last week in July. Check out the crowd calendar to see what I'm talkin' about, Willis.

    You'll also have more vacation offer / discounts to work with in late August compared to late July. Not many discount incentives are offered during the middle of summer. For example, right now, you can get your resort room up to 40% off if you're going the last month of August. Pretty sweet, right?

    You could then choose to add the dining plan, especially considering how much you'd be saving per night on the room cost alone. If your teenagers are big eaters, it makes sense to consider the dining plan. If they're not big eaters or you don't plan to do that many sit down dinners, it's usually more cost effective to pay out of pocket.
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I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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