Much needed advice please! :)
Starting to plan early for our trip to Florida 2014..I know we can't book yet but I just want to be prepared!
My partner and I and our currently five year old daugter (who will be six or seven at the time of travelling-her birthday is July 25!) are looking to do a two or three week trip in the peak season, and this is where I need help.
Firstly, peak season, are we mad?? I know it will be scorching but I'm pretty sure we can cope. I'm concerned about crowds and therefore advice on Fastpasses and anything like that would be great..are they worth it, how does it work etc. Price-wise...I had to take a deep breath when pricing up (London to Florida isn't cheap!), I know it's more expensive in these months but I'd like to do it during the school holidays. Anyone know of any regular Disney offers that are likely to come up?
Secondly, two or three weeks? It wasn't actually that much more money for the third week so I'm seriosuly considering it. Bearing in mind we want to do EVERYTHING. As in, all of the Disney Parks (Water and Theme) and all of the Universal (Maybe not the Universal water park or seaworld, but defintely the two theme parks and Harry Potter). I don't want to feel rushed and like we are not fitting in everything we want to do, and would like a couple of days of rest round by the pool, so to achieve this, does three weeks sound more realistic?
Thirdly, What are the prices like for restaurants/fast food? Is a dining plan a sensible option? How restricting is it? We like the freedom of choosing where we eat spontaneously. Three weeks of eating out at Disney prices and I'm concerned for my partners reaction! lol
What hotels would you recommend? One at the more modest end of the scale and another at the higher end?
Finally, we may be out there for my daughter's seventh birthday..what do they do out there to make it special for such an occasion?
ANY advice would be REALLY appreciated. I have been to Disney as a child but have limited knowledge as to what to expect now!