That “surprise” WDW trip I was going to plan for my sister’s HS graduation next year? Yeah…she recently told me she wants to go to Cedar Point.
Oh. :huh: Okay.
Don’t get me wrong, I love roller coasters and all…but…you know…I’m Disney deprived. :rolleyes:
Which means I’m back to planning a trip for me, DH and the girls instead!
Problem being, I can’t seem to decide if we should go to DL or WDW. It will be the girls’ first trip and there are pros and cons to both WDW and DL.
[B]The pros for DL:[/B]
~Free admission (CM friends :happy:)
~We can drive, which will save airfare $$
~Smaller size might be less overwhelming for the girls’ first trip
~More economical all around; we could go sooner
[B]The cons for DL:[/B]
~Free admission means waiting on my CM friends to sign us into the parks. (The last time we did this - before we had kids - we ended up waiting [I]a lot[/I]. My friends are not the most reliable.)
~I’d be obligated to pay visits to friends both at DL and in the immediate area. Which means less time at the parks, and more dragging the kids around.
~No dining plan. I consider that a con because having meals planned out/paid for would be a huge blessing - DH and the girls (okay, all of us) need to eat at regular intervals to avoid crankiness. :laugh:
~Would have to be an off-site hotel…the DL hotels are just not financially viable for us.
[B]The pros for WDW:[/B]
~No friends to visit; it would be a more relaxing vacation
~We could afford to stay on-site
[B]The cons for WDW:[/B]
~More expensive. Period.
~The sheer size of WDW might be overwhelming for our first trip with 2 little ones
~We would have to save longer
As always, my post is ridiculously long. Sorry! If you read it, thank you. :laugh: If not, I don’t blame you. I’m just trying to think aloud. I’d appreciate any feedback/thoughts.