To soon?

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by Gooshy, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Gooshy

    Gooshy Mouseketeer

    Jun 2, 2012
    Is it to soon to start planning for our next trip? We just went in July for the 1st time. This next time We are bringing my parents. So 4 adults and 2 kids, almost 10 and 4. I am wanting to go back for my 30th birthday. The is in April of 2014. So is it to soon to start planning? I did our 1st trip on the fly planned it in a month. This time I want to have options. Thoughts?
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  3. allstonsmommy

    allstonsmommy Mouseketeer

    Jan 18, 2010
    It's never too soon to start planning!! ;)
  4. Peaseblossom

    Peaseblossom Mouseketeer

    Aug 15, 2011
    Not at all too soon. You could price out your options, whether you're doing all out dream vacation or budget vacation, add say 2-6% for inflation, then make a savings plan.

    If you have the Disney Visa or other benefits cards for flights etc, this far out, you could really make a plan to maximize savings from them.

    You could also do a timeline, ie in "Aug 2013, make room bookings", "Oct 2013, make dining reservations".

    Vacations are over so fast, a big part of the fun is the anticipation!
  5. Missy13d69

    Missy13d69 DIS Veteran

    Apr 1, 2012
    Nope. Not too soon at all! We haven't even made our first trip yet and we are already starting to plan our second for October of 2014.

    DISNEYNV Cats don't talk

    Aug 24, 2008
    It's never too early to start planning a Disney vacation! Part of the Magic is in the planning, anticipation, and excitement of it all:) We are starting to plan our November 2014 trip too!!! Come on 2014! I need my next Disney fix:)
  7. lucifie

    lucifie DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2012
    I say it's not too soon. We haven't even gone on our first family trip and I'm already mentally planning the next one. LOL. We're going in January 2013 and I don't think they released the 2013 rates until September 2012, so you probably won't be able to book anything for a while. I started planning our January trip around February.
  8. DisneyRegulars

    DisneyRegulars DIS Veteran

    Oct 20, 2011
    Never too early! We currently have two trips booked, but i already have plans for september 2014 too! It's so much fun to plan and anticipate. I agree with others, planning this early could really help with a savings plan.
  9. Gooshy

    Gooshy Mouseketeer

    Jun 2, 2012
    Thats a great idea with the timeline! Im a super planner like its seriously an issue:laughing: I have to plan for my parents also. And they are on a super tight budget.

    I know a few things I think I want:
    *I know I want to do a girls breakfast with the princesses for me, dd and mom.
    *I think we want to stay on site so we dont have to worry about a car. My parents have to fly in and we will be driving down. So we will have one car. Just not one all of us can fit in.

    I guess I just need to scour the site for more info:yay:
  10. dlove28

    dlove28 Missin' WDW

    Aug 11, 2010
    Too soon? You meant that rhetorically, right? :rotfl:

    If you haven't already figured it out, the DIS is filled with people who (A) love to think about Disney everyday and (B) love to plan. Planning is half the fun! So as most will tell you - it's never too soon.

    We went the first time in Jan 2010, got back and immediately starting planning for our second trip with my parents in Dec 2010. We got pregnant with twins so we haven't been back since! Next trip is Sept 2013 and, yes, I am already planning.

    The more you read, the better prepared you will be stay at the best place, get the best prices and make changes.

    Some thoughts to get you started on where to stay for a group of 6 on a tight budget (or at least you said your parents were) - You'll either need two rooms or a suite. A suite can be more economical than two rooms at some places. However, DVC members rent out the 'points' they would use for suites at the moderate and deluxe resorts at a price that is much less than the rack rate. So you could stay at the DVC suites in say the Contemporary for a comparable, or cheaper, price than two rooms at a moderate resort. This can get complicated by discounts or incentives (free dining) offered on the rack rate rooms that are not available for DVC rental. I recommend taking a look at David's Vacation Club website. He runs a great matchingmaking site for renters and rentees.

    I didn't know DVC rental my second trip. So I found the a cabin at FW to be very economical for us and only be a boat ride from the MK (where we spent most of our time).

    Happy Planning!
  11. Crystal824

    Crystal824 DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2008
    Nope, when we went last time; we were already planning the trip we just took and November and the trip we plan to take next April.
  12. Sandi12404

    Sandi12404 Mouseketeer

    Mar 18, 2005
    It's ever to early! I'm planning a trip in January 2014 and thinking (a lot) about a trip in December 2015.
  13. Winnie23

    Winnie23 Earning My Ears

    Jan 29, 2001
    I agree! Never too soon!! So fun planning and thinking about it!!
  14. disneyjes

    disneyjes Mouseketeer

    Jan 24, 2012
    We haven't gone just yet but I imagine it's never too soon to start planning! I have a feeling will be planning our next trip while we're still there! LOL!
  15. SRiley1985

    SRiley1985 Mouseketeer

    Apr 29, 2011
    It's never too early! We just back in September and are already planning a trip for July :cool1:
  16. AshleeH

    AshleeH DIS Veteran

    Sep 10, 2011
    Never too early! We usually start planning our next vacation as we're pulling out of the parking lot on the last day of our current trip. Planning is half the fun!
  17. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc <font color=royalblue>We had a wonderful time, but

    Jul 2, 2007
    We were there in August, and are already starting to think about summer 2014.

    If the budget is a concern, take a look at the value resorts. My husband has chaperoned a number of trips, and says the Values are wonderful!

    Also, take a look at YES classes. They could save the 4 of you (though unfortunately not your parents) some serious money on park tickets.

    As teachers, we always go during Value Season-- for us, that's the end of July or early August. If you can move things around a bit, you can save quite a bit of money simply by changing the dates of your trip.

    Have fun planning.

    Also, consider speaking to a Disney Certified travel agent. They work on commission, so it won't cost you a cent. And saving you money is what they DO.
  18. tlkscott

    tlkscott Mouseketeer

    Oct 7, 2012
    We are planning a trip the first week of Feb. 2014:cool1:
  19. Sparkly

    Sparkly Starlight, starbright...

    Mar 5, 2012
    I'm already starting to plan our March 2015 trip! I know we want to stay onsite for a few nights (I want to stay for a week though!) and then do offsite the second week.

    We probably can't really look at prices for the Disney resorts for a year or so though!
  20. Julie711

    Julie711 DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2012
    No such thing, lol. We just got back last week and are already planning our next trip for October 2014!! We usually go once a year, but are going to hold off another year to see the whole fantasyland expansion completed!
    Happy planning!!
  21. MrsNesbet

    MrsNesbet Earning My Ears

    Sep 27, 2012
    We were just there in Oct and were planning the next trip before we left!!! We knew we wanted to see all the Christmas decorations so Dec '13 it is!!!

    Planning is so much fun!!! I shop all year for fun disney stuff/clothes and keep a Disney tote bin!

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