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  • On Jan 5, 2012
    Kimberly from VA 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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    We are looking to take a Disney vacation in fall 2012. First, with a 6 year old and 2 year old -- cruise or theme parks? When is the best time to go? Affordable places to stay that are on the tram? Thanks!

    You've chosen a great time to visit, Kimberly; fall is my number one choice for time of the year to visit WDW.  Having experience with both Disney Cruise Line vacations as well as Walt Disney World Resort vacations, I would say that both offer something unique.  That said, personally, I would wait until the two-year-old was a bit older before setting sail.  Reason being that the fabulous kids clubs aboard the ships are open to (potty-trained) children ages three and up.  At two, your child would be welcome in the nursery area, but there are additional charges for that childcare service whereas the kids clubs are included with your cruise fare.

    If you're looking to plan a WDW vacation for the fall, I'd recommend late August through early October as ideal times to travel.  As for which resort to call home, unfortunately, the monorail resorts (there are three of them) are not the most affordable places to stay, though they are some of the most convenient, especially for guests traveling with young children.  Of the three, Disney's Contemporary Resort typically is the most economical option.  I hope that helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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