We've been talking about it forever, but today we booked five nights and six days at Walt Disney World after Thanksgiving.
For the most part, we've been fairly responsible in the fiscal sense the last few months, but we also really need a break. Not only do I want Diana to get to see the Christmas stuff there, but we honestly can't be sure when our next shot will be for a reasonably decent vacation. We're assuming a spring or early summer to the Carolina's next year to visit Sam-in-law, but who knows when we can do a solid getaway with the offspring.
I priced out a bunch of different options for a warmer weather week, and honestly there was no beating Disney's current deal. The room was down to $59 a night with a free quick service dining plan, and upgrading to the regular dining plan was only another hundred bucks for the week. The admission, of course, is the only thing that has no discount. Grand total for five nights, six day park hopper, dining plan for two, ended up being about $1,150. We don't need a car because they pick you up at the airport, and we've got enough miles for free flights. On a per day per person basis, it's a slightly better deal than we had last year with my annual pass discounts. We spent very little beyond the package.
Diana is a Christmas freak, and there's just so much I want her to see out there. Between the lights at the studios and the candlelight processional at Epcot, and the general vibe around all of the parks, it really is a Christmas lover's treat. She won't be riding anything, of course, but riding is not a huge focus at these parks. The Hall of Presidents doesn't pull any G's. :)
I'm very excited.