Should we change our vacation plans for DH's parents?

posted 2 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wouldn’t change it. It sounds like you’ll have a better time/ experience just the 3 of you.

Besides, its 6 days at Disney.. How much would your in-laws really be watching your kid for you? Sure it may be nice to have time to yourselves but, it is a family vacation and you can have alone time when your son sleeps. 6 days is not a ton of time, you’ll likely fill your days up and end up in your room exhausted by end of each day.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wouldn’t change your plans either.  Although I love spending time with family, it just sounds like a better experience all around to go on the last week of October.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Make sure you do mickys not so scary Halloween party and the epcot food and wine festival will be happening when you are there! Also don’t change it. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

Do your in-laws know all the reasons why you wanted to go on the original dates? I think if you explain all the reasons you wanted to go the last week of october (leaving out the part about them being tiring lol), they would likely understand. they than can decide to a) change their trip date b) offer to pay the difference if they so desperately want you to go at the same time (still not ideal but it might be worth it) or c) everyone goes the originally planned dates lol

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

Bichon Frise:  Tell them you can’t afford to change your plans and suggest they change theirs to the last week of October if they want to spend time with you. If they can’t change their plans then so be it. Go on vacay with them next year instead.

Post # 7
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Newbee

Personally, it would depend on how often we see them during the year and how much time the baby has had with them. I’m also not too particular with hotels and food… i’m actually more of a cheapo lol. 

BUT– this is a family vacation for you guys! Is it your first big one together? With a baby, it’s also important for you to be comfortable. To know the resort and rooms are clean, to have good food, etc. especially after long days at the park… you’re gonna need a wonderful room and meal to look forward to. So I say go all out hehe. Enjoy yourselves! Just maybe appease the in-laws with orher plans together sometime soon.

Don’t forget to factor in the fact that the Magic Kingdom will be closing early on days when they’ll be having Trick or Treat events, and I imagine there will be more of those on the last wk of October than earlier in the month. And also don’t forget to buy your Trick or Treat tickets! (They’re separate from theme park tickets)

Post # 9
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Newbee

Bichon Frise:  In that case, I think you should just keep your plans. Hopefully your DH will take charge of explaining it to them. Tell them they’re welcome to change their dates to join you guys, but if not then maybe you can make some other plans together At another time. Hope it all works out! 

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