EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 3, 2012
    Mike from NB 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.

    My wife and I are taking our family December 1st-11th. Our girl is 9, and two boys, 6 and 4. When is the best time to book our vacation? I think we will be staying at POR? Any tips on what we should do? Are there any musts that i need to consider?

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks so much for writing.  I recommend booking your Walt Disney World vacation as soon as possible.  December is an extra magical time of year to visit.  The parks and resorts are decorated in a sea of holiday whimsy and fantasy that could bring a smile to the face of Ebenezer Scrooge himself!  You'll also be able to enjoy Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom (a separate ticketed event) if you chose to do so.  This is one of my family's absolute favorite holiday favorites.  As you can imagine, the holidays are a popular time of year to visit the parks, which is why I recommend booking your vacation as soon as possible.  If a better offer or special deal becomes available for your travel dates, you can always ask to have it applied to your vacation. I have done this successfully many times.  As for "musts", with children your kids' ages, I'm betting Magic Kingdom will be a giant hit.  I would recommend spending some time on the parks' website exploring the different attractions and making a list of those your family most wants to experience.  Don't forget to make dining reservations as close as possible to 180 days in advance of your trip by calling 407-WDW-DINE, to ensure you secure those you most want!  Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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