When you take your family to Disney World, they will think you waved a magic wand and cast a spell to plan the vacation. The Orlando area offers an array of amusements, parks, dining experiences and shows, as well as hotel rooms. The nearby city of Kissimmee is another location to consider staying when you are visiting Disney World, as they have reasonable hotel and motel room rates.
Book an airline flight at least six months if advance if you do not live within driving distance of Orlando, Florida. A seven-day vacation will give you time to visit one or two parks and engage in other recreational activities. Choose off-season dates if you want to find good deals and avoid the crowds.
Research hotel room prices and package deals for the dates matching your arrival and departure. Check Disney World’s website for a current listing of special offers and package deals, which include park tickets with Disney World hotel rooms. Consider packages with dining options, flexible park passes and Extra Magic Hours for extended access to parks.
Compile a list of hotel room prices in the Orlando and Kissimmee areas. Factor in the price of a rental car for the week, as well as the price of Disney World park tickets when buying just the tickets and not a package. Book the hotel room or vacation package that meets your budget and your family’s needs.
Reserve seats at Walt Disney events and signature restaurants up to three months in advance, as recommended by the Walt Disney World visitor’s guide. Choose from dining events, including special tastings, dinner shows or a signature restaurant including the Rainforest Cafe or the Yak & Yeti Restaurant.
Create a basic and flexible itinerary once you have arrived in Florida, based on the number of days on your park passes and any special events you have booked. Leave room for visiting one or two locations or sites your family may discover while there, including any water parks or downtown Orlando.
- Do not try to see too many parks in too little time. Leave some time to enjoy yourself and let your family explore the parks at a leisurely pace, without pressuring them to hurry.