Around the Disney World in Less than a Month
December 8, 2010 6:00 AM Subscribe
Last-minute vacation madness: my sister in DC just asked me to plan a vacation to Disney World for my 6-year-old niece during this year's winter holidays. She'd like 3-5 days, either before or after Christmas. Today is already December 8. Is this perfectly doable, or difficult/expensive but worth it, or not recommended? If we go ahead at this late date, what can we do to get the most out of the trip?
posted by shortfuse to travel & transportation around Washington, DC (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Basic info: The trip will be for me, my niece, and my parents / her grandparents. Thinking of Dec. 21-25 or Dec. 26-30. Budget is flexible; my sister is willing to consider options that might be more expensive than what a DW trip might normally cost.
I was thinking of just booking a vacation package from the DW website. Maybe a Premium or a Platinum, if it will help us make up for the lack of advance planning. Is this a good/bad idea? As far as I can tell, the packages give me vouchers for dining, but I need to reserve specific restaurants separately. Will this be possible at this point?
I'm worried that we will not be able to reserve the good stuff and wait in endless lines for 3 days, because we are starting our planning so late. My impression was that people booked at least 6 months or more in advance, and lots of reservations were required for dining/rides/events, especially around Christmas / New Year's Day.
Thanks for any help.