I am trying to plan our vacation and it's so hard. We are spending a week on Sanibel Island with a total of 3 families. My family, my sisters family and my Dad and Step-Mom. Then the second week will be spent in Disney with only my family - and only two (out of 6) of the kids. My older three kids have been do all the Disney parks year after year so we are leaving them with the grandparents. They have two sets of grandparents within two hours of Orlando. (And Olivia, my step-daughter, is an adult and does her own thing.)
I am stuck at... stay on site, stay off site or take a Disney Cruise.
Staying at a Disney resort isn't as much as I thought it would be. There are about five Disney Value Resorts that are fairly cheap and include passes to the parks. Staying off site, but still in the general area is a couple hundred cheaper, even with purchasing our tickets. Of course there are benefits to staying on site though.
Our third option is a Disney Cruise like Virgin's Disney Cruises. Those are fairly good prices too but a tad bit higher. I've been searching and I have found Disney Cruises for as low as $1100. That's not too bad for such a fun vacation! I would LOVE to go on a Disney Cruise because there is less to worry about. Its' all taken care of for you. Mike wants to go on a Disney Cruise too. If we don't do a cruise this time, we are definitely going to do one next time. That WILL be our next vacation!
Either way, when we are at Disney World, one of the things we are planning on doing is dinning at Beast's Castle. We've watched videos and the castle is beautiful. Gracie loves Beauty and the Beast and Beast even makes an appearance during dinner!
We are also going to "Dine with the Princesses". I can't wait for that! Gracie is going to love that too!
Have you been to Disney? What kinds of things do you like to do when visiting?