Here's a question for everybody: do you fly or drive? I've always flown. Last time we drove. It was a long drive (19 hours) but I discovered being able to drive myself around WDW instead of relying on their transportation was awesome! Also, last time was the first time I've had park hoppers, which we really liked. I think having a car might have made that easier, too. For this trip, my son said the only way he was going was if we flew. Ugh. It's not that I don't like flying, it's all the garbage that goes along with it. Anyway, I still think I'm going to rent a car once we get there because I found it so nice to not have to depend on their transportation.
Now, flying: what airline does anybody use? Allegiant is easily the cheapest for me, but their flight schedule is so screwy. Southwest is next, but I don't like not having assigned seats. I can pay a little bit more for Delta and American Airlines, and their seats are nicer. I think that's probably what I'm going to wind up doing. Who does anybody else use?
What can I say? I'm an early planner. LOLWooohoooo! That is SUPER EARLY!
To go along with the "early planner" theme, I bought our tickets this week, also! You mentioned driving 3.5 hours to the airport is saving you money. We're flying into Daytona Beach airport on Saturday, the day before we actually check in to Disney. For one, we were able to get flight times much more suited to our desired schedule. Flying into DBA was actually cheaper than flying into Orlando (MCO) and it's only an hour away. It's a much smaller airport, meaning less hassle hopefully. Plus, flying out on Saturday was waaaaaay cheaper than flying in on Sunday. I've already got my hotel reserved in Daytona Beach. So we'll rent a car like we had planned and drive over Sunday morning all rested and ready for some fun!We booked our airfare today!! So, it feels even more official. I saw a great round trip flight non stop from Los Angeles and have been watching it over the past week. It dropped $70 today, so I swooped in and bought it. It’ll be about a 3.5 hour drive to the airport, but totally worth it! Flying out of Fresno was going to cost us double!
Where are you planning on staying? I'm hoping for FD or a nice room discount as well. Crossed fingers!Hi everyone!! My family and I are planning our next visit for September 10th-18th. Really hoping FD will be released early again next year, but not holding my breath, lol! Super excited to see this thread and learn of the FB page!!
Welcome to the Facebook group both of you! Happy to see that you joined!I finally requested to join the FB group but I don't have FB, so it's under my DF's account
Carriage ride at French quarter?What are some other adult, honeymoon-y things to do while we're there?
Ooooo, I like those ideas While we're at French Quarter we can get beignets i want to try ample hills also, so that would be a nice night out...ice cream, walking on the boardwalk and then end atCarriage ride at French quarter?
I think it would be adorable to get his and hers silhouettes at MK and frame them together with your wedding date and “Mr & Mrs” underneath.
Share a big ice cream when you’re walking to jellyrolls?
I've eaten at Mama Melrose once and loved it. It was back in 2015, and the food and service was great and they even had actors in there to add to it.Has anyone else eaten at Mama Melrose? Ours was just meh. Wondering if anyone else had the same experience. Another question: did anyone other than me like Downtown Disney better than Disney Springs? The parking at DS is worlds better. But there are so many stores at DD that I can't even afford to walk into, let alone shop. I was really upset when I found out Team Mickey was gone! That was one of my favorite stores! I dunno. When DD became DS, to me it lost its charm.
Welcome! Come join us on our Facebook group as well https://www.facebook.com/groups/675673569508805/I'm a new DVC owner and I'm excited that I'll finally be able to visit my home resort in September! Moonlight Magic - Hollywood Studios is also during my stay, so I'm really hopeful that I'll be lucky enough to get a reservation.
September 20th - 25th - Riviera
LOVE the dessert parties (the ones that you get to sit at anyway). We will never watch the fireworks in MK without doing one again. Just a way to sit and relax without fighting the mob of people. It isn't a straight on view but we are OK with that. We also have done the Frozen one in Epcot twice and loved it.Is anybody considering doing any dessert parties for your trip? We did the Castle Fireworks and Star Wars last time. I think we might do the Castle one again. I enjoyed that one and, even though I thought it was over priced, I thought it was as close to being "worth it" as you're going to get for one of those parties.
I also have a couple questions about the MNSSHP. How "scary" is it? Does anything jump out at you or anything? I hate - HATE - haunted houses. Also, is there any value in it for a couple of adults with no children?
Nothing jumps out. The only thing that could be considered remotely “scary” is the gravediggers in the parade or the haunted mansion cast members whose faces are made up with gray face paint so they look a little ghostly. We enjoyed the Halloween party in WDW for the lower crowds, candy, some of the overlays and the extra characters. You didn’t ask but if I had to chooses, I prefer Disneyland’s MNSSHP for the overlays.I also have a couple questions about the MNSSHP. How "scary" is it? Does anything jump out at you or anything? I hate - HATE - haunted houses. Also, is there any value in it for a couple of adults with no children?