Post # 1
All right ladies. im prob leaving the bee for good… sniff. im headed out to sea with my husband. but we are going on our honeymoon end of october for halloween and early november. two weeks in flordia. Any advice on disneyworld around that time?? we are there for a while so we are not staying anywhere expensive. is there anywhere cheap on site. or some where budget but close?? maybe somwhere in between studios and disney?
any advice on orlando studios? im thankfull for anythign you guys have to offer. DH doesnt really want to plan so any last min stop advices? I know halloween isnt everyones choice but DH and i have done hawaii and mexico. as some of you know we had it set for feb. but had to move it to the closest other date. which is october!
Post # 2
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I’ve never been, but we are going mid-late November, and I have been scouring the blogs. This one has been the most helpful to me. Even has, down to the exact date, the best parks to do which day.
Post # 3
Disneyworld was built to be an all inclusive resort, so from what I’ve heard it’s difficult to find an inexpensive hotel really nearby, unlike Disneyland. Their whole thing is wanting to get you on site and wanting you to stay there.
I second checking Disneyworld boards. Their members go regularly and will have the best tips
Post # 4
Disney world is not all inclusive, just I credibly expensive. I go usually twice a year so have been like 50 times, and I would definitely recommend staying on Disney property.it will make things much easier for you, especially the free transportation to and from parks all day 🙂
The “all star” resorts are around $100 a night, but are probably still good quality because they are Disney resorts. I think they are more affordable because they are in a “less desirable” location (animal kingdom) whereas most people prefer to stay near magic kingdom, epcot, and MGM (or whatever they changed the name to lol). For that reason, pretty much all of the resorts on Disney property can be anywhere from 300-500+ a night.
I definitely think that 100 a night is super reasonable for being able to stay on property and free transportation tho 🙂
Btw October is my favorite month for Disney! The weather is warm but not unbearable like Florida summers tend to be..And Halloween is so much fun there too, Disney always does something special for holidays!
Post # 5
- Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club
I am a huge Disney fan, my family has their timeshare and we have hadd annual passes forever. Staying on property is expensive, but totally worth it. The amenities are great and they treat you like gold. If you are looking to stay off property I would recommend WorldQuest. It is not too far and is condo style so you have plenty of space and a kithen if you want to make breakfast, lunh, snacks, etc.
That time if year EPCOT has their Food and Wine Festival wich is delish! It is a bit expensive as the food samples are not included in your entry ticket but it is a lot of fun and yummy.
The Walt Disney World Resort has a lot to offer in addition to the theme parks. Amazing pools, delicious restaurants, great spas, mini golf, boat rentals, carriage rides, there is a lot to do. You could spend a week there without ever stepping foot in a theme park and have a really lovely time.
Post # 6
kortizi0: I didn’t mean all inclusive in the sense of you pay once and get everything, I meant all inclusive in the way that they want it to be everything you need is on the property to keep you there.
Unlike Disneyland where you can find a hotel that’s cheaper and probably closer than one of Disneyland hotels.
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a_day_at_the_fair: ohh definitely agree with you on the Disneyland thing! I wish Disney world was all inclusive!!! How awesome would that be?! Lol
Post # 8
kortizi0: That would be awesome, but I bet what they’d ask would scare a lot of people off lol
Post # 9
a_day_at_the_fair: I think it already does 😛 hehe
Post # 10
My DH and I love Disney. We went there as part of our honeymoon! We stayed at Pop Century Resort, which is one of Disney’s value (aka cheaper) resorts. Even though it was cheaper than the others, it was still amazing. The only difference between that one and the one that we stayed at during our engagement trip (Coronado Springs, a moderate level resort) was that Pop Century had more kids. I think it would definitely be worth it to stay at one of the value resorts on site. You get free transportation around the parks, extra magic hours, free parking, the ability to charge things to your room, the magical express to and from the airport (which I’ve never used), and great customer service.
Can you tell that I’m trying to plan a Disney trip right now? Haha 🙂
Post # 11
We took a family trip to Disneyland and were there the first few days of November. One day we went to the park and it was all decorated Halloween and the next day we went back and it was all Christmas- which was amazing to see how quickly they changed everything over!
Post # 12
We went to WDW in November to run the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Epcot has the Food and Wine Festival that time of year- it is awesome!! I think Epcot in general is awesome, lol. I would recommend staying at one of the All Star Disney Resorts- they are pretty reasonable (we stayed there at the movie one, there is also a sports one and anotherone- music maybe?). There are a lot of benefits of staying at a disney hotel- they will pick you up from the airport, they have a great bus system to take you between downtown disney and all the parks, and they take you back to the airport. Downtown Disney is a place you can spend a whole day… and it’s free!
Disney has a pretty good app- I used it to schedule meal reservations (for the places that required/suggested reservations).
As for Universal, I have heard it is just as busy as Disney now that they have all the Harry Potter stuff. They also constructed a MEGA hotel for park guests- I think it opens this summer. You might be able to get a good deal on a room!
Post # 13
I just went to Disneyworld for the first time a few months ago, and we stayed at one of the All Star Disney Resorts (Disney budget hotel, basically). It was super convenient because of the shuttles to the parks and Downtown Disney. It wasn’t outrageous price-wise, so I really recommend looking into staying on-site For us, the meal plan was worth it, so you might want to check that out too – I know you don’t want to plan, but if you want to do any Disney dining experiences, you really need to make a reservation ahead of time – for instance, we had dinner at the Beast’s castle, which was a lot of fun, but definitely required a reservation.
We didn’t have time to do Universal as well, but I’ve heard great things.
Post # 14
There is a ton of planning info over on the DIS…. Disboards.com will help you a ton in making the most of your honeymoon!
Post # 15
souza_2005: I’d be happy to help if you have any questions planning your honeymoon – I’m a Walt Disney World local, honeymooned there, got married onboard Disney Cruise Line, and am a certified Disney Vacation Planner! 2015 packages comes out this week, so if you’d like some help, please don’t hesitate to ask!