Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Jan 30, 2011
    Anne from CO 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.

    We are going to WDW in Oct or dec. We may possibly add on a cruise. This is really our first disney experience and wonder if we should do the parks and the cruise on separate trips? Our kids are 7 and 5. Their cousin will be 9.

    Hi, Anne!

    Those are great questions to ask yourself as you consider your options for a Disney vacation -- you certainly can't go wrong with the choice of surf, turf or both!

    I encourage you to examine how you like to vacation. Do you like excitement and action and you get bored if there's not a plan? The parks may be exactly your cup of tea -- in fact, a spinning cup more like it! However, if you love the thought of a pixie-dusted vacation with just the right amount of rest, relaxation and a case of the "no-where-to-be's" -- then, a Disney Cruise Line ship could be smooth sailing for you.

    Of course, many guests enjoy the best of both worlds by combining a Walt Disney World visit with a voyage on Disney Cruise Line. Karen explains this Surf & Turf vacation option best -- click on the link to get her advice. My only caveat is that you have to be aware going into a two-part vacation that there will be a lot of "getting there" -- packing, traveling, unpacking, repeat. When I'm at the parks, I have the mindset of planning everything to the park days, meals, bathroom breaks and souvenir shopping. Yet, on a Disney ship, I tend to sit back and let things unfold for me. It's harder for me personally to switch gears. Therefore, I prefer a long Disney Cruise with an equally long visit to the Disney Parks at another time of year!

    Maybe that has helped you navigate the waters of planning a Disney vacation! Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation -- no matter which you choose. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

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