Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On May 13, 2015
    Lori 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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    I am looking to either go to WDW or do a disney cruise in Dec 18-28, 2015 possibly while my husband is home from overseas with our two kids 6 and 8. Trying to figure out which one will give us the best experience for the cost

    Welcome Aboard, Lori!

    What a great dilemma to have, trying to choose between a wonderful vacation at Walt Disney World or a fantastic vacation aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship! Why not do both? Since you are looking at a ten day window, you could try spending a few days at a Walt Disney World Resort and then take a nice relaxing cruise after the hustle and bustle of navigating the WDW theme parks.

    If you are looking to spend Christmas onboard a Disney ship (which would be amazing, by the way), there is a 4-Night Bahamian sailing on the Disney Dream that departs on December 24, or a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean sailing on the Disney Fantasy that departs on December 19. Both of these would fit in nicely to your vacation dates.

    Your family will have a super fun time at Walt Disney World, of that I have no doubt. But if you are looking to spend some quieter time, with no running, I would recommend a cruise. Your children are the perfect ages to enjoy the Oceaneer Lab and Oceaneer Club during the day, while you and your husband can take some time to yourselves at the Quiet Cove Pool. Then, each evening, you can enjoy a lovely meal together in the main dining rooms. You can also attend the Broadway-caliber stage shows and maybe even catch a movie in the Buena Vista Theater.

    The Walt Disney World resort is decorated to the hilt at the holidays! I would recommend stopping by to see the amazing Gingerbread House at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. It is a sight to behold!

    Whatever vacation you choose, I am sure you will have a magical time! Please visit us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel to ask more questions as your vacation gets closer.

    Happy Cruising (or WDWing), Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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