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  • On May 8, 2009
    Suna from ON 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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    Hi Joanne - you helped me before so I am going to continue asking you questions:) First question is What is the best way to book our trip (travel agent, website, other)? Also is end of April beginning of May a good time to go? (weather, crowds, budget)?

    Hi again Suna! Ask away - I love helping you plan your Disney vacation! If you're dates are flexible, my advice is to start by checking the Walt Disney World website regularly. They post the current specials there, for example, right now you can get free Disney Dining Plan if you book before June 21, 2009. In addition, you can plan to travel during value weeks, when rates and crowd levels are lowest. I personally prefer to use the internet instead of a travel agent, but this often requires regular searches.
    I always start by checking Expedia first to see what's available, and the I will check a particular airline to see if their price is lower. I'm not sure how close you are to a US airport. We often drive the three hours to Syracuse, New York, as the savings are often worth it. Last summer, my daughter and I both flew for half the cost of what it was going to cost leaving from Ottawa.

    The weather at the end of April, beginning of May is great, not as hot and humid as during the summer. Easter is early in 2010 (April 4), but April can still be busy with spring breaks, but not crazy busy like other times.

    Write back as you continue planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Joanne, Ontario

Hi! I'm Joanne from Ottawa, Canada. By day I work for the Canadian government. I'm a single mom to my amazing, 15 year-old daughter and am thrilled to be on the Moms Panel. I absolutely love helping you plan your vacation and create your own magical memories! Learn More About Joanne

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