- Oct 16, 2015
Thanks for reading! Hopefully this helped you get a sense of the crowds. I definitely recommend sticking around the week after the holiday.Thanks for posting this trip report! We are thinking about going over Thanksgiving and I was curious how the crowds were.
So true! I’m sure if you did your research you could save money with the dining plan. We would pick more character meals if we did it again. Maybe when the girls are older... but yeah, treating a 10 year old like an adult doesn’t make much sense to me either!The dinning plan def works in certain times. It used to work for us, but as we eat at less and less buffets / Character meals the less it makes sense for us. And now our oldest is considered an adult! Eek! I totally see how the dinning plan wouldn't be the best being vegetarian. Sometimes to "make" your money you "need" to order those steaks.
Thanks for joining in!!Just started reading your trip report!!!
I actually bought that one used on a Facebook group. I'm sure you can find someone to make a similar shirt! I saw other people wearing the same one.Your "Home" shirt is adorable. Can I ask where you got it?
Thank you! I was glad we gave it a try, and maybe it will make sense when the girls are older, but I felt like we saved so much money on this trip by not buying the dining plan.Glad you had a fun trip! And I agree on the Dining Plan Calculations - it never works for me either!
Thank you! I agree, it could make sense for some, but we felt like we over-ate the year before because we were trying to get value out of the DP. I wish we went more often to take advantage of TIW too!I'm so glad you guys had a great trip!
Love the dining plan wrap up at the end! I think the way you analyzed it is the only way it makes sense to compare because obviously the value of the food you would get on the dining plan probably would outweigh its cost but would you realistically eat that way? Probably not lol I think for people who do order that much food it can make sense or possibly with older children but I'm with you on just using AP/TIW savings!
Thanks for reading! I hoped this would be helpful for others with young kids.Awesome trip report! It makes me so happy to read about other people’a experience!
I am so exited for our next Disney trip and our kids will be about the same age as your daughters (5 and 2) so it was very helpful to read!
I have a question for you: how did you manage the outfits changes? Did you prepack in ziplock bags? Did you have a separate bag with all change of clothes? I like the idea of putting the kids in character/movies related outfits (although I find it more challenging for boys than for girls!)
Thanks again for the awesome trip report, looking forward to read your next ones!
Sorry to ask another very specific question, but did you feel that putting the clothes in Ziploc bags made them wrinkled? Did you need to iron them the night before?Thanks for reading! I hoped this would be helpful for others with young kids.
Yes, that is exactly how we managed the outfit changes. I pack gallon size bags per character/outfit per day. So if we had 2 outfit changes planned for a day, I would have 3 bags for that day - one for the morning, and two that we would take with us in the diaper bag for the day. Where we had matching shirts, I threw them in the same bags as the girls' dresses. It's a lot of work to do in advance, but makes figuring out what to wear the day of very easy!
I actually think it's easier for boys - you can find t-shirts that match the theme or have them made I follow a number of FB groups for Disney customs resales. People post items every day and you can post what characters you are searching for. I think it's fun! I also re-sell when we're done with items and just use that money toward outfits for the next trip.
We are heading back very soon! I plan to post another trip report after that one I'm almost done coordinating/ordering our outfits for that trip - luckily a lot of items from last year still fit my girls!
It's no problem! No, I don't think we did any ironing on this trip It's not a perfect system, but I try to iron clothes that need it before packing, and then using the "rolling" method to pack the clothes. I fold them in half and then roll them up to avoid too many wrinkles. I also label the gallon size bags as I go - so I'll write "11/25 - AK - #1 of 3" - then I know that's for the morning of 11/25, and I'll grab #2 of 3 and #3 of 3 to pack in our bag. This way I remember how many outfit changes we have planned I only pack the girls' dresses and our shirts this way - pants, cardigans, etc., I just pack separately in a suitcase and pull out as we need.Sorry to ask another very specific question, but did you feel that putting the clothes in Ziploc bags made them wrinkled? Did you need to iron them the night before?
I have tried packing cubes but they are not as practical as ziploc bags so I was wondering how you did it! (Because you all look so nice in the pictures!!!)