It's hard to imagine a more exciting, magical, and eagerly anticipated vacation than a Disney theme park adventure. Visit their web site at www.disneyland.com
And because the prospect of the trip is so exciting, the planning process can be half the fun. Here's how to get started planning the trip of a lifetime - for a lot less than you might think.
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One of the first things you'll want to do is take advantage of the free Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD. This official Disney DVD takes you on a complete tour of both resorts. Go inside the parks and get a bird's eye view of the Disney complexes in both Florida and Southern California. Preview the water and roller-coaster rides and get tips on where to go and what to do. The DVD also features planning guides, information on affordable places to stay, things to do, and upcoming special events. You can order it on the official Disney Parks website.HOTEL DEALS
The second thing on your list will be to find the best Disneyland and Disneyworld acommodation deals.
Keep in mind that you'll pay lower prices on both lodging and park tickets if you book your trip during Disney's off season, which runs from October through April.
Disney resorts have a number of on-site hotels, which bring lots of advantages, including discounted ticket prices and, of course, convenience. But the experience of staying in a resort hotel comes with a price: as much as triple the cost of other hotels.
If cost is the foremost consideration in planning your Disney vacation, begin an online search for hotels near the resort instead. Many of these neighboring hotels offer comfortable, clean lodging and may provide a complimentary shuttle service to the resort. Our site www.travelnett.com has ALL the hotels in the Anaheim, California and the Orlando, Florida area listed.
Accommodations range from value-priced to deluxe, with amenities to match. Make a list of the features that are most important to you and refer to them when deciding on a hotel. If you do not mind parking your car and walking instead of using the valet, or if you do not mind limited room service, then you do not need to pay more for a deluxe hotel stay.
The distances to and from the park can differ, so be sure to ask about the location of the hotel in relation to the park, as well as whether the hotel offers complimentary transportation, such as shuttle bus or monorail service. There are lots of choices and you can find many different package deals depending on your budget and preferences.SAVING ON MEALS
Disney does not allow you to bring food into the park. But you can save money by having breakfast before entering the park and eating dinner after you leave. Lunch prices tend to be quite a bit lower than dinner prices at the restaurants inside the park, so you can experience the magic of a meal in the park for less.
You will be permitted to bring in bottled water, which is much less expensive than buying sodas and bottled water inside the park.MORE DISNEY TRAVEL TIPS
Though a Disney vacation may seem overwhelming during the planning stage, rest assured that a little bit of planning now will make for a more relaxed, memorable - even magical - vacation that you and your children will remember for a long time to come.
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