How to Choose the Best Walt Disney World Vacation Options for You – 39

Ready for a Disney trip and confused by all the options? We help you choose and book the best Walt Disney World vacation options for you?

Topics Covered for Disney World vacation options

  • When is a good time to go to Disney?
  • How long should we stay?
  • What type of tickets should I purchase?
  • Where should we stay?
  • How much will our Walt Disney World vacation cost?
  • Extra activities during your vacation
  • How to have peace of mind when booking your vacation

This is continuing our series on WDW (started episode #36)

When is a Good Time to Go to Walt Disney World?

  • There is no “dead” time at WDW anymore.
  • If schools are out, WDW is busy.
  • The supply of available (not booked yet) rooms affects the cost.

Length of Stay and Type of Tickets

How long should I go and what types of/tickets?

  • 4 parks, 2 water parks, resort days/times
  • Using that first/last day with flights (do you settle in or hit it from the beginning?)
  • Knowing your family’s speed here really matters!
  • If first trip…1 day per park with 1-2 bonus days to repeat/relax
  • Tickets (1-park, Park Hopper, Park Hopper Plus, newer ticket…Water Park and Sports option. 1 activity per day)
  • Buy your tickets as part of the package (deposit cost, park reservations)

Accommodations (There Are So Many Options!)

In which resort should we stay for our Disney Vacation?

  • Resorts for every budget
  • Resorts for every interest!
  • Levels of Resorts and why choose each level?
    • Value
    • Moderate
    • Deluxe
    • Villas
  • Room types at each level
    • Standard hotel rooms
    • Themed rooms
    • 1-3 BR
    • Cabins and Campground (at Ft. Wilderness Lodge)
  • Amenities at resorts these are full resorts with:
    • dining
    • activities
    • pools, etc

Sample Package Prices of Disney World vacation options

  • July 18th-24th (6 nights)
  • 2 adults
  • 2 children ages 10 and 6

Value Resort Vacation Package Example

(All-Stars Music, newly refurbished)

  • $168 av per night for a standard room
  • Vacation package with a 6-day single park ticket
  • $3,014.71 (uses promo we will discuss)

Moderate Resort Package Example

(Coronado Springs)

  • $251 av per night for a standard room
  • package price $3,561.45

Deluxe Resort Package Example

(Beach Club)

  • $506 av per night for a standard room
  • package price $5,284.95


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Disney World has Everything for Every Taste. There are many things to consider when planning and budgeting your meals for a Disney Vacation.

  • Snacks
  • Quick-Service Dining
  • Table-Service Dining
  • Signature Dining
  • Mobile Ordering
  • Reservations for table service at 60-days (traditionally 180 days), yes some fill up that fast!
  • Dining Plan (Describe, will it be back?)
  • Planning…choose 1 TS a day or several “special meals” for the trip, as a suggestion)
  • Eating in the parks vs at the resorts vs at Disney Springs
  • Cost (Snacks 6 pp, Quick-Service 10-15 pp, TS 20-30 pp, Signature Dining)

Extra Activities

  • Disney Springs
  • Golf/minigolf
  • Tours
  • Special parties
  • So many things!
  • Unless that is a “must do”…focus on those things once you have everything else set (you will get overwhelmed fast)

How to Have Peace of Mind When Booking Your Disney World Vacation

  • Did I make the right decisions?
  • Only a $200 deposit
  • Cancel/Change up to 30 days before!
  • Or, travel protection allows even more flexibility.

With that deposit price…get a trip on the books!


What are your biggest obstacles when choosing the right options for a WDW vacation?

Please let us know in the All Things Travel Podcast Facebook group!

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Ryan and Shayne are both Travel Advisers with Creating Magic Vacations, an authorized Disney Vacation Planner. Feel free to reach out to us for a free quote and to start making magical memories.

Current Promotion (as of 3/17/2021):
[Get 2 extra days added to your ticket when you buy a 4-night/3-day room-and-ticket package at select Disney Resort hotels, valid for arrivals most nights through September 25, 2021. Packages are out into 2022!]

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