Have you ever thought about a short getaway to Walt Disney World? If so, you may be wondering if it’s worth it. I took a 3 day weekend trip in November and can tell you, it’s definitely worth it!
Visiting Florida provides just the sunshine, fresh air and pixie dust you need to rejuvenate, especially during the long winter months. Here are some tips for making the most out of a short trip.
Weekend Trips are for Adults (or older children)
A quick vacation is great for couples and friends. Fly down Friday morning, be at the resort by lunchtime and in the parks by mid-afternoon. You can fly home Sunday evening and still enjoy several hours in a park before you leave. It’s enough time to have some fun, but not worry about being away too long from the kids or other responsibilities.
A weekend trip is no place for toddlers who may or may not sleep and who won’t have the stamina for the long days. Plus, with no kids, there’s no whining that the lines are too long, complaints about being hot or needing to cut anyone else’s food. You can just relax and enjoy a bit of me-time. Enjoy quality time with older children – it can be a really memorable Mother/Daughter or Father/Son experience. Just be sure to set expectations on what you will do (and implement a No Whining policy for everyone!).
Weekend Trips are Budget Friendly
Craving a getaway on a budget? With just a 2-night stay and only 2-3 days at the parks, you can stick to your budget. Stay at a Disney Value Resort and make it quick and inexpensive or take the opportunity to try out a Disney Deluxe Resort.
Skip the parks one day and enjoy the resort pool and a delicious dinner at Disney Springs to save even more. With airfare being so affordable lately, it makes even more sense to plan a short getaway. Watch for last-minute airfares where you can score a really great deal.
Weekend Trips Keep You Focused
With less than 3 full days at Disney World, you know that you cannot see and do everything. This forces you to focus on what you really want to get out of your visit. On my trip, my focus was to tour several resorts, visit Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios and visit Pandora at Animal Kingdom. Everything else was a bonus. I was willing to wait in line for those particular attractions and it took the pressure off the usual mindset of “trying to do it all”. It turned out that I had plenty of time for my top priorities plus a character meal, several trips on the Skyliner and many other rides.
Weekend Trips are Fun
In the end, grab a family member or a few friends and just go! The most valuable part of any vacation is making connections and memories with those you care about. I’d love to help you plan a short (or long!) getaway to Walt Disney World – please contact me to stop dreaming and start planning!