4 Tips For Planning A Theme Park Vacation

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Are you starting to plan a trip for your family to go to a major theme park, and you've never done it before? If so, it will help to know the following tips to make sure your vacation is enjoyable. 

Look At The Crowd Calendar

There are definitely going to be times during the year when the park is busy and not busy. As you can imagine, pricing for hotels, resorts, and airfare tends to reflect the popularity of the park at the time. There are tools online that will tell you what days during the year historically have the highest and lowest crowds, which can really help plan when you want to go. You may have to plan your vacation at an odd time to get the best deal with the smallest crowds, but it will definitely benefit you to do so. 

Book Your Hotel Or Resort As Soon As Possible

It's important that you book your hotel room as soon as you possibly can, knowing that you can always cancel the hotel reservation if plans change. That's because hotels around major theme parks tend to fill up quickly. If you are looking for a budget hotel, it will be impossible to find as you book closer to your vacation date. The same can be said if you want to stay at a very specific resort on the property, since it may fill up early. If you're making the big trip for your family, you'll want to make sure you can stay where you really want to stay.

Know The Resort Benefits

Be aware that different resorts may have different benefits in relation to the theme park that you are visiting. It's important that you do your research and know what the benefits are during your stay. For example, some resorts have early access in the form of early entry for an extended stay. In addition, these benefits may only apply during certain days of the week or times during the year. Get the most out of your trip by picking the right resort with the right benefits to squeeze some extra hours into your trip.

Don't Forget Your Dining Reservations

You may think that you're all set with your lodging and theme park tickets booked, but you should not forget about dining reservations. Many of the restaurants actually require reservations, especially for large parties. These restaurants actually start taking reservations months in advance. If you forget to book your dining, you may end up not being able to eat at a specific restaurant you wanted to go to.

Reach out to a trip planner for more advice, such as a Walt Disney World family vacation planner.