We shouldn’t really be talking about the aim of surviving when it comes to a holiday, but there are certain types of holiday that will leave you wondering whether you need another break to recover!
One of those aforementioned types of holiday is anything that bases itself in DisneyWorld, Orlando, because believe me, you will be needing comfortable shoes, a lot of sleep, and a desire to tire yourself out day in day out, to get the best out of it. Is it worth it? Absolutely!
The other side of a Disney break is of course cost, because as much as Mickey Mouse is a very jolly little mouse indeed, those who house him are running a business! Again, every penny is worth it, but if you can save a little along the way then it’s only going to benefit you. A good way to save here and there is to look at your travel plans, and see if you can supplement them in any way. Why not drive yourself to the airport and book your spot for airport parking with ParkBCP, which saves you stress and money? Think about it, if you’re traveling as a family you don’t want to be paying out for public transport fares for every one of you, when you can drive and park up your car for one cost. You also get to have total control of your travel plans, which is never a bad thing! I regularly use Gatwick Parking at the south terminal and have always found it to be great value for money, so check out what’s available at your departure airport.
Travelling at less busy times of the year will also save you in terms of air-fare, as well as block booking your tickets for the theme parks, such as buying an Ultimate Ticket, which gives you unlimited entry to the parks, and works out cheaper. Simply plan your time accordingly and buy the correct number of days, and this will save you money when compared to paying on the door. Look at the Disney Dining Plan too, if this is available to you then you will be able to eat almost on an all-inclusive basis, giving you a certain amount of meals and snacks per day, with no need to budget.
The ultimate advice? Comfortable shoes. There is a lot of ground to be covered, and that means a lot of walking! Go for comfort and you’ll enjoy yourself a lot more. In terms of clothing, you need to think light and breathable, and always wear a hat, because that Florida sun can be harsh! Sun-cream is a must too, and I find taking a small travel-sized bottle in my bag is a good way to top-up during the day, as even once a day applications are seriously tested in this heat!
Keep drinking water! A refillable drinks bottle, bought in the park and topped up throughout the day at the various kiosks, is a must do, as again dehydration could be an issue.
Finally, it’s all about planning, to make sure you get the best out of your break. Look at when the fireworks are in certain parks and go to that park on that day, use the Fast Pass system, so you don’t stand in a queue for hours on end, and go to the more popular rides during parade time, as the queues will be shorter
Mickey and Minnie are waiting!