Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 2, 2016
    Maria from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning to visit during Christmas with my mom and two sons in their 20s. Is it more economical to stay inside the park? Are hotels "all inclusive" ? Do they include meals, discount to theme parks and transportation from airport and to park

    Visiting Walt Disney World over the holidays is such an extra-special time to visit as everything is filled with such holiday spirit and amazing decorations. While the Magic Your Way Vacation Packages are not all-inclusive, there are some extra-perks that I find very worthwhile when visiting especially during the very busy week over Christmas. For me, some of the best perks during this time are the ability to make dining reservations and FastPass+ reservations earlier. You will also receive complimentary transportation to and from the airport. In fact, if you use one of the participating airlines, once you check your luggage at the airport it will be delivered directly to your room. No waiting at the baggage claim!  And on your way home, you can check it at your resort so you don't have to do that at the airport. These are such great time-savers.

    You can also add a Disney Dining Plan to your package, which through careful planning can help to save money. As a Disney resort guest, you can rely entirely on Disney transportation, so you won't need to rent a car. However, I should let you know that with Christmas being a popular travel time, the rates for the resorts will be higher. In fact, you may likely find less expensive rates outside of Walt Disney World. But if you look at the big picture, I still think it is worthwhile to stay on-site. There are also Value Resorts that are more budget-friendly while still having all the Disney perks. Please let us know how we can help further!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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