First Trip to Disneyworld - HELP!!

on Mar 29, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

Hey girls, 

I am planning our 8yo's first trip to Disneyworld for the fall (shh....don't tell her!) and I need some help. We are driving down from the London, Ontario area. Does anyone know approx how long I should allot for driving? I used Google Maps, but some "Disney" friends of mine suggest their estimates are way off. Also, where is a good place to stop on the first night? I want to do as much driving as possible the first day (we have two drivers).  Any recommendations on "affordable" places to stay in WDW? (I realize "affordable" is a relative term when it comes to Disney! LOL)  

Any help and tips you ladies can offer would be SO appreciated.  Thank you!

8 Replies

Jelous! on Mar 29, 2016 @ 01:20 pm

Sorry, no recommendations because I have never been.
Just check out Airbnb maybe for some places to stay.

Disney on Mar 29, 2016 @ 01:29 pm

Disney has value resorts within the parks which are usually the least expensive options for staying inside Disney. Not sure when you are planning on going but usually come summer Disney announces a free Disney dining plan promo for Sept time frame and after and that's usually the best deal Disney has all year round. Hope this helps

. on Mar 29, 2016 @ 03:04 pm

The most affordable way to stay in Disney is to stay outside the park, but if you're really set on staying inside the park, I think there are good deals and packages online. Good luck!

P.S. Can you please adopt me and take me? :p

. on Mar 29, 2016 @ 03:07 pm

Sounds like so much fun

Disney World on Mar 29, 2016 @ 04:59 pm

How exciting!!

When I went to Disney World we stayed off park in Kissimme. The hotels are much cheaper and if you don't want to have to pay for or worry about parking most of them have free shuttles to Disney World everyday. We also saved money by going to the local grocery stores and buying our own snacks / lunches for the day.

. on Mar 29, 2016 @ 05:55 pm

When I was a kid my family drove and we did it in two days. I don't remember where we drove to the first day. In High School the school had a trip there. The bus drove straight there, with a few rest stops to change bus drivers. It took just over 24 hours.

Francine Charette
Disney World on Apr 29, 2016 @ 10:12 pm

Désolée, je ne suis jamais allée à Disney World. Il paraît qu'il faut prévoir une bonne semaine pour une bonne visite.

. on Aug 16, 2016 @ 07:10 pm

We were just there in March for our first trip, we had so much fun! We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside and it was great! We got a good discount on our room by booking through Disney. The resort was beautiful and everything went smoothly. We loved staying on property because we had a shuttle to every park that came at least every half hour, we got extra magic hours that Were really helpful for getting on rides quickly (during Easter!!) and we used magical express (however you won't need that). I wouldn't recommend staying at Caribbean beach resort! We stayed there for one night at the end of our trip and had a bad experience. Feel free to message me if you want more info or any help planning your trip:)

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