Vote of the week: When do you take vacation?
We're talking about vacation planning on Theme Park Insider this week, with my series on that topic
debuting yesterday. Plus, Disney's three-nights-free plan
has people talking, too.
So the vote of the week this week is this: When do you prefer to take your vacation? Are you a summer vacation fan? Do you prefer traveling over the Christmas holidays? Sping Break? Or are you one of those folks who goes for the smaller crowds and better deals by booking your trip during the school year?
I'll have an article on this topic in my vacation planning series, but for now, I'd like to hear from you.
Tell us about your choice, in the comments, please. Thanks!
Well for going to WDW, i love going during colder seasons. I've done every month in the summer and i never enjoy myself as much. April was by far my favorite time to go.....not to hot or cold.
There is nothing more magical than Disney World during the holidays...as if the place weren't amazing enough, it takes on an even grander status during the December holidays. And whether it be Disney World, Las Vegas, a Cruise, Mexico, or anywhere else, every year I go somewhere for New Years...I absoultely love New Years Eve fireworks and parties! So December is definatley the month for me
Before schools are out in May, or after schools start up again in September. Parks are less busy, and it is warm enough that the resort pools are a viable option.
I enjoy the Fall and Spring time best because of the weather and less crowding. But I voted for May because the sun is making outside weather nice for the wet rides in CA, but not skin burning hot like in the summer. Plus, the crowds are still much lower than in summer when schools get out in June.
What's up with the big vote for October? Halloween? Lemme hear from you, October vacation fans.
Speaking as a UK tourist who loves to visit Orlando's parks, the first week of October has been the ideal time for us hit The World and friends.
I said May because it seems to have the nicest weather for Disney World. However, if speaking of theme parks, I like to go if there is a special event too such as Holidays around the World, Flower and Garden Festival, Fright Fest, etc
I have been going on vacation in October yearly since 2004. The main reason-FALL BREAK. My kids start school in Hawaii in late July and the first quarter finishes the end of September. The first week in October is Fall break. When you have 3 kids in 3 different schools (grade, middle and high) you have 4 choices for vacation: Summer, Christmas, Springbreak and Fall break. This one is a no brainer. The Halloween stuff is an added bonus. The weather is cooler.
Our first Orlando trip was in early February after 9/11, so travel was severely down. We continued going at this time for a while and also tried going on New Years Day for about a week.
We seem to go a different time every year with each month offering different bonuses and negatives.
We've always gone in June, either my son's last day of school or the very next day after his last day of school. We usually take 10 or 11 days and come back home with 5 days to vacation from our vacation. Something about being done with homework and schoolwork for awhile and taking off immediately has always worked out nice for us. Right before the 4th of July holiday rush and before the weather is too miserable.
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