This is the year. You’ve been saying it as long as the kids have been asking about Mickey and The Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney World is on the destination list for 2018 and we’ve got the best tips to help you plan an epic trip with your family.
Best Time to Go to Beat The Crowds
The insiders at Undercover Tourist say the best times to plan a trip to Disney World are in the last week of January and the first few weeks of February, after the surge of the holiday crowds. Since more than 50,000,000 people visit Disney World each year (incredible, right?), it’s smart to pick a relatively slow period so you can cover more ground and wait in shorter lines. The week after the Walt Disney World Marathon tends to have the fewest crowds, but that also means reduced park hours and often scaled-back entertainment. Three other long weekends in 2018 that won’t be packed are the Labor Day, Columbus Day and Veteran’s Day weekends.
Buy Tickets During the Optimum Window
Just doing a little research on your own can translate into bigger flight savings. The latest study has determined the best way to snag airline tickets for your family like a pro is to book passenger flights from January 1 through October 24, and the best day to buy airline tickets is Sunday, especially if you're booking more than 21 days in advance. Families can also cut airfare costs by traveling on the off-peak days of Tuesday through Thursday. Most airlines allow pre-school children over 14 days and younger than two to fly for free if they sit in your lap.
Three of the most highly rated sites for saving on flights are Momondo, Kayak, and Expedia. You can set up a fare watch when a flight to Orlando decreases by a specified dollar amount or drops below a set amount. Set “my dates are flexible” options in your searches to see the best prices.
At the End of The Day, Relax at CLC World Resorts
There is going to be a lot of high energy output and excitement during your time at Walt Disney World and if this is a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation, you may want to unplug (especially with pre-school kids) and settle into a lower gear at the family-friendly vacation homes of CLC World Florida Resorts, both within a short distance to Disney. There is plenty of magic family time to be had here with children, with amenities such as the enjoyable golf cart service to and from the Clubhouse, daily kids’ activities at Team Marina, lounging by the pool at the end of the day, and enjoying a fabulous, no-fuss dinner at either resort’s onsite restaurant.
You’ve now got the tools and the tricks to make the planning come off without a hitch. Disney here you come!