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  • On May 6, 2011
    Shannon from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My family and I are looking to do a split vaca 7 days in WDW and a 4 day cruise. Is that possible? If so what order would you do it in WDW and then the cruise to relax? OR the cruise then WDW? We would be looking to go June 2013.

    Hi, Shannon!

    As far as a "surf & turf" Disney vacation goes, there are steadfast believers in each of the plans -- cruise and parks or parks then cruise.  As a matter of fact, my wise and well-traveled predecessor, Disney Cruise Mom Karen, would advise you to begin with a Disney Cruise and end with time at Disney Parks.  She has some great points on her Surf & Turf Video.  In addition, I think that if you have small children, you can spend time with the characters on the cruise and not feel obligated to take photos with them at the parks later.

    For me and my family, our kids are a little older than Karen's, and we hit the parks full speed for several days -- spending almost every moment together. Then, we take relaxing on a Disney Cruise very seriously! We enjoy our time together in the ports during the day and at dinner or the shows each evening. Yet, my husband and I use our time at sea to relax and unwind before heading home, and our teenagers don't mind spending time without mom and dad.  They will even volunteer to play games with their younger siblings or take them to see a movie. A Disney Cruise is just what we need on our vacation before we head back to reality!

    As far as planning your vacation, you can visit the Pre- or Post-Cruise Packages Page to view the offers. Plus, call your travel agent to find out possible incentives for booking a Disney surf & turf vacation. I hope this helps you plan!

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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