EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 14, 2012
    Bridget from NH 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.

    My husband and I are trying to plan our first family trip to WDW! I have a few questions; 1- what is pricing like for a family of 3 ( our son will be 6)?, 2- When is a good, not really busy time of year to go?, 3-when is it cheaper to go to WDW? Thanks!

    Hi Bridget!  There are many different factors to consider when pricing a Disney vacation. Do you want to get a package where your resort lodging, park tickets, and a dining plan is included for one base price?  Many guests love having that done before they come and only have to have money for souvenirs and extra recreation.  I did a sample pricing for a family of three at a Value resort with a preferred room, 7 day park tickets, and a basic dining plan. You can see this quote by clicking HERE. You can add park hopper options, delete a day of park tickets, or forget the dining plan to make changes according to your needs.  There is often a Free Dining special being offered as well so make sure you check on that when you finalize your dates.

    Some of the least crowded times to visit the parks is early January until Presidents Weekend, September, November until Thanksgiving weekend, and early December.

    Most of the Disney resorts do have Value seasons and these will be around January to mid February but won't likely include weekends so the rates will go up for a couple of days during your stay.  Also mid July until the end of September is a value time for most resorts. Each category of resort (Value, Moderate, Deluxe, Campgrounds, Villas) will have a slightly different value season and dates so you need to narrow down your choices and then check on each individual resort.

    If you have any more questions just yell and we will be glad to help you with the planning process!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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