Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney World Tips
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-10-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
Jessicalynne
Mouseketeer
 
Jessicalynne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 177

When to go to Disney World for Make a Wish trip

It is almost time for us to choose our days for my daughter's wish trip and I have no idea when the best time would be. Right now I am leaning towards September since kids are back in school and the crowds will be less. I have never been to Disney and would love some advice from some veteran Disney people. Thanks!
__________________
Mommy Jessica and Daddy Jacob
Wish kid Jordyn Age 4 and Jeremy Age 2
Pre-trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3093827

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jordy...25730070799917
Jordyn's blog: www.triumphingoverall.blogspot.com
Jessicalynne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
Shanan
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 469

One of my favorite trips was the first week in December. I loved MVMCP (Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party) The Toy Soldiers in the parade was so fun and how many times do you get to see it snow on Main Street. The storytellers around the World Showcase were also so much fun. And the decorations in the parks are just beautiful. We even toured the resorts - saw the gingerbread house at Grand Floridian and the chocolate merry go round (can't remember Beach Club or Yacht Club). If I could I would only go the early part of December.
Enjoy your time whenever you do go.
__________________
Next Trip October 20 - 25
Shanan is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-10-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
Cheshire Figment
Friend of Figment
 
Cheshire Figment's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Poinciana, FL (20 miles to WDW)
Posts: 38,457

I would go over to the disABILITIES Forum (a couple below this one). One of the top threads is a sticky related to Wish Trips.
__________________
41 WDW Stays Totaling 321 nights between 1987 and mid-2003. (When "commuting" from Northern Virginia.)

Now Working Part Time at Walt Disney World! (Guest Services/Ticket Sales)

A few very helpful links which are on DisBoards:
Everything About WDW Tickets and this one disABILITIES FAQs
Cheshire Figment is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
TxYates
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 34

Your daughter is beautiful. I'll keep her in my prayers
TxYates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 07:33 AM   #5
lost*in*cyberspace
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington, DC area
Posts: 8,407

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheshire Figment View Post
I would go over to the disABILITIES Forum (a couple below this one). One of the top threads is a sticky related to Wish Trips.
I agree. You'll find lots of useful information there.
lost*in*cyberspace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
Jessicalynne
Mouseketeer
 
Jessicalynne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 177

Thanks for the advice everyone! And thank you TxYates for the prayers! We appreciate it
__________________
Mommy Jessica and Daddy Jacob
Wish kid Jordyn Age 4 and Jeremy Age 2
Pre-trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3093827

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jordy...25730070799917
Jordyn's blog: www.triumphingoverall.blogspot.com
Jessicalynne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 06:41 PM   #7
joanchris
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Close enough to drive to WDW
Posts: 505

I agree that you'll get more info in the Disabilities board. Some things to let us know are what kinds of issues is she dealing with currently? How does she handle heat or cold?
We chose October for my daughter's trip, as I had looked at temperature averages, without looking at highs and lows. It was a bit warmer than she would have liked best, she doesn't handle heat very well. We just went in Dec-Jan and even though she doesn't handle cold well, the cold days were ok for her, and the warmer days were just perfect.
With a wish trip the crowds won't matter as much but you'll still probably enjoy it more with less crowds, so choose a less crowded time (as adults we really enjoyed the food and wine fest, and the kids loved the Halloween party--later october would have been a better bet for us temperature wise).
__________________
Joan
2014 Fall, (Bonnet Creek)
2012-13 Christmas Eve to New Year's Day, (offsite)
2008 May--Flower and Garden Festival, (offsite)
2005 Oct--Food and Wine Festival, Contemporary
1992 Carribean Beach Resort
1972 or 1973(?) Contemporary


Wishgirl's WISHtrip report
joanchris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 07:45 PM   #8
Guyton dis lover
Mouseketeer
 
Guyton dis lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Guyton GA
Posts: 177

Smile Xmass is best

We go just before the 25th of December. Even if you do not make MVCP it is the best time of year. My wife ,daughter and I go several times a year because we have APs. It is great all the time but its best at Xmass. Good luck.
Guyton dis lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #9
scdak
DIS Veteran
 
scdak's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 857

Having been at all times of the year but never with a Wish kid I would have to say the fall season or Christmas season due to the weather. I love the week after thanksgiving, lower crowds (not empty like it used to be) but still nice temp wise (except my trip in 2010 BRRRR) and the Christmas decorations and special events are so much fun, a visit with Santa on Mainstreet with the Castle in the background - PRICELESS!
__________________
5452 Best friends for 14 years!
Offsite: Many times since 1978
Onsite : Split stay POFQ/Poly Dec. 2010
POR Jan 2012
POFQ Oct/Nov 2012
WL / POFQ Fall 2014 - maybe sooner
SOONER IT IS - March 30-April 5 - offsite with family

October 2015 - just starting to think about it
scdak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 12:16 PM   #10
Jessicalynne
Mouseketeer
 
Jessicalynne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 177

Thank you everyone for your input!
__________________
Mommy Jessica and Daddy Jacob
Wish kid Jordyn Age 4 and Jeremy Age 2
Pre-trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3093827

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jordy...25730070799917
Jordyn's blog: www.triumphingoverall.blogspot.com
Jessicalynne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #11
MichaelH
DIS Veteran/Disney Fan
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Meridianville, AL
Posts: 506

September would be a great time to go. We loved going at that time there were no crowds. We would go the week after labor day. I believe that would be a most enjoyable time for you to go.

The weather is still warm and you are correct in that everyone is back at school. You would really get the most out of the trip in September.
__________________
Have a Disney Day!!!
MichaelH
MichaelH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 12:44 PM   #12
bopper
Which way to the Hundred Acre Woods?
I have been in VMK since day 1 and am still playing!
 
bopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,378

I would think that a time where it is cool but not too cool, and crowds are low (not during any school vacations.)
__________________
...From Day 1 to the End! RIP VMK
bopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 03:13 PM   #13
MHSweb79
DIS Veteran
 
MHSweb79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 3,940

The week after Labor Day is great for low crowds, but September is very very hot and humid, even well into the night. If you think the heat & humidity will bother her, then I would try to go in early November (after Halloween and before Thanksgiving).

Good luck, and have a great trip!
MHSweb79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 07:44 PM   #14
MichaelH
DIS Veteran/Disney Fan
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Meridianville, AL
Posts: 506

Whenever you go, your daughter deserves a stay in the Cinderella's Castle Suite. You cannot book it, but maybe the make a wish people could make it happen. That would be awesome!
__________________
Have a Disney Day!!!
MichaelH
MichaelH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 11:56 PM   #15
Jessicalynne
Mouseketeer
 
Jessicalynne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 177

Everyone's suggestions are wonderful. We are still hoping for September I think, but we aren't sure what is going to work out yet. She still needs to make her "official" wish which happens on May 20th, so she is pretty excited about it. It is awesome to know other really good times to go because I think they ask for a few dates that would work for you before they choose a date. My husband wants to go in November the week after Thanksgiving, so we will see how it all works out soon hopefully! We are sooo excited!

That would be incredible to stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite, but sadly there are enough wish kids in the states that go to Disney World that they can't make something like that happen anymore...
__________________
Mommy Jessica and Daddy Jacob
Wish kid Jordyn Age 4 and Jeremy Age 2
Pre-trip Report: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3093827

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jordy...25730070799917
Jordyn's blog: www.triumphingoverall.blogspot.com
Jessicalynne is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.