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Old 08-30-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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When to Honeymoon-3 options!

My honeymoon is still a ways away (2014 or 2015). We are getting married Nov. 2014, and because I am a teacher, we are unable to go to WDW right after our wedding.

We have three options, Christmas break, Easter break, and July (DFs job prevents him from going in Aug., or else that would be my first choice!) None of these time really excite me, thinking about crowds and/or heat, but this is our dream honeymoon destination and there's no way around it!

What would you do if you were in my shoes?? Which time would you pick?!Pros, cons, suggestions, etc.. are appreciated!

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I would pick Easter break!!! Not all schools shut down for long periods over Easter, some just give long weekends. Been there over Christmas and will never do again. And July is just to hot!!! Whenever you go you will have an amazing time, congrats!!!
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:16 AM   #3
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I also would say easter break, i went one year during easter and it was really nice!

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Thank you! I would've thought Easter break would be too crazy, glad to know it's not that bad!

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Old 09-02-2013, 06:42 AM   #5
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Christmas is a fantastic time -- seeing the parks/resorts all decorated and NYE at EPCOT is the best. On the down side - it is CROWDED!!!! Packed!

July is really hot & sticky and humid. Afternoon downpours which do not last long but do happen. It is also crowded then but not as bad as Christmas. You woud use alot of pool time.

Depending on what month Easter falls in, the weather is alot nicer, you mgiht have the Flower & Garden festival and the crowds are not as bad as your other two choices.


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Well I can say I have been at Christmas and it is a mad house. However, you know that going into it so it is not bad since you expect it. It is nice to see everything decorated at WDW. We have been at times when we thought it would be not crowded and it was packed. That was a bigger dissapointment and throws your plans off.

Easter can be hit or miss. I have never been at that time and have see people post over the years that it was crowded. Some posted that it was not crowded at all. Temperature wise it would probably be a great time to go.

July is hot and crowded. I live in the south so the heat is not bad. Just take your time and drink plenty of water.

My wife and I went there on our honeymoon 18 years ago and it was the best! For a special occasion I would go at Christmas. Just know at the beginning it will be crowded and take advantage of early entry and extra magic hours.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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I vote for Christmas! My DH and I went on our honeymoon at Christmas 4 years ago. I am a teacher so I understand the weird scheduling. We need to have lots of time and having 10 days instead of 7 makes a huge difference. Yes, it will be busy- very busy. BUT you will have more time. Not to mention how beautiful the parks and resorts are. The Osborne Festival of Lights is amazing and you have to love the snow. We have already talked about going back over Christmas just to see how amazing the resorts look. Plus, ring in the new year at WDW on your honeymoon.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:09 PM   #8
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We went over Easter and loved it
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:28 PM   #9
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I'm seeing that summer may not be the best idea! Thank you so much for your thoughts!!

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