08 Jul Tips to Plan a Disney Vacation 2022
Ready to plan a Disney vacation in 2022 but not sure where to start? It can be quite overwhelming these days with so many different offerings to choose from. How many parks will I visit in one day? Should we save time for the resort pool? What are the can’t miss restaurants? There’s a lot to think about but all good trips start with the basics. Below are some simple things to consider to get you started on your planning journey. We hope you find this quick guide with starter tips to plan a Disney vacation in 2022 helpful.
Tips to Plan a Disney Vacation 2022
Walt Disney World or Disneyland
If it’s your very first time going to a Disney Park, or even if it’s just been a long time, we’ll want to clear this part up first. Depending on where you’re traveling from, or what you’re interested in traveling to, you’ll want to decide if Walt Disney World or Disneyland is best for you. Walt Disney World Resort is located in Orlando, Florida. Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, California. Both are fantastic and beloved destinations. Walt Disney World has four parks, two water parks, more than thirty resorts and a large shopping and dining district. Disney World is known for catering to visiting guests versus Disneyland which tends to have more local visitors. Disneyland has two excellent parks and a dining and shopping district. It’s smaller but has just as much magic and is way easier to get around.
Consider Your Disney Vacation Budget
Identifying what you would like to spend is a great place to start with Disney vacation planning and it will help you make some other decisions. It might be best to take a quick peruse over the Disney website so you can get a general idea for how much tickets, hotel stays and dining costs. Once you consider your budget, that can help steer you toward the right hotel which can be a big part of the trip’s expenses. Aside from these basic costs there are quite a few up-charges you may need to consider. For example Disney Genie+, the FastPass replacement that allows you to wait in a shorter line, is now $15 per person, per day. There are also a couple of attractions in each park that will be around $10 or so to wait in a shorter line for. Also consider other travel basics like getting from and to the airport if you’re flying. This kind of transport was once included with a Disney stay but as of 2022 is not. Once you have an idea of your budget, you can start to consider how many days you’d like to stay overall and how many days you’d like to be in the park. Your budget can also help inform the type of hotel that’s the best fit and the mix of restaurants to enjoy. Some meals are quite pricey and themed while other quick service restaurants are priced around $20 per person. There may also be extras your travel party might want to take part in like tours or special events.
Find the Time of Year That Works Best For You
If your schedule is flexible, it’s possible to plan a more cost effective trip. Park ticket and hotel prices operate on surge pricing. This means the cost is dynamic, or changes, based on demand. During slower times, like September, tickets and hotel stays should be the lowest. During peak times like Christmas and spring break, prices will undoubtedly be at their highest. Aside from pricing, the time of year you visit can really change your trip overall based on seasonal decor and offerings. Disney is big into making the holidays extra magical. There are separately ticketed events for Halloween and Christmas at parks on each coast. Then there are just seasonal park and resort overlays all guests can enjoy like the flower or food festivals at Epcot and the gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Note that any holiday weekend will probably be pretty busy. An extra day off gives families additional travel time and Disney is one of the most popular vacation spots in the world.
DVC Resale Experts Helps Vacation Dreams Come True
If you’re in the beginning of a new season of life that potentially calls for a Disney vacation every year, perhaps parenthood or grandparenthood, maybe it’s time to join Disney Vacation Club. Couples and individuals love DVC too! Disney Vacation Club is the flexible and point-based Disney timeshare. Each year, Members are allotted the amount of points they choose to buy. For example, if someone buys a 150 point contract, they will get that amount of points to book a resort stay with each year for the remainder of their contract. When you do the math, DVC can help you save money on Deluxe Disney Resort hotel stays and enjoy the magic for decades to come. With resale DVC, it’s possible to save thousands more as you buy a contract from a Member that’s choosing to sell their instead of buying directly from Disney. Take a look at our current resale DVC listings and get in touch for more information.