- Mar 5, 2018
That's awesome! What airline did you book this far out?I just booked our flights this morning!
So far I have paid $141 for this trip LOL
Passes - free with air miles rewards
Flights - free with air miles rewards and evouchers from Air Canada
Resorts - free by converting PC Optimum rewards points into WDW gift cards
Up next is saving for MVMCP tickets and Candlelight Processional Dining Package with the PC Rewards Points!
Good luck to all going in December, we have had a change in plans and are now going the last full week of June! The kid's schedules and the crowd levels made us rethink our dates. Less time to plan, but now we get to be there sooner!Finally, after 11 years we are making it back! Me (49) DW (49) DD (23) DS(18) Looks like we'll be headed to POP, AoA, or POR 12/26-1/2. Definitely not our first choice for a time frame. Early December is our preferred, but with both kids planning on being in college (DD graduated college in 2019 but going back for her BSN and DS will be a freshman in college) it's the only time we can guarantee we will all be on vacation and not during the summer months. Super exited to be going, and to be here on the DIS Boards planning with the greatest people on Earth!
That's seriously the best week to go! We're 12/1-12/7 because we like to arrive on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, but you're there at a wonderful time. Enjoy your first Christmas trip!We're switching to November 28- December 5. That week just worked out better for our family. Now we're crossing our fingers for free dining. Plan is to stay at POP and try out the gondolas. Caribbean Beach would have been our first choice, but standard rooms are already sold out for at least a portion of our stay. So excited for our first Christmas season trip!
I did it in 2018 and it was crowded, freezing, and we left before fireworks because the kids were tired. And the cookie lines were so long we didn't get any Vowed never to do it again because I didn't find the value...but this year my husband and I are doing it, just us two. It depends on what your goals are and to manage expectations. We couldn't care less about character photos, so we're going for the parade, atmosphere, and ride overlays - I REALLY hope they do Tomorrowland Speedway again! I haven't seen a 2020 thread yet.Any thoughts on the Christmas party? We did the Halloween party way back in 2014 and loved it, but from everything I've read, the parties have changed a lot since then. Back then there was little to now wait for rides and it didn't feel super crowded. There are 11 of us, so it would be an expensive night for our group.
We are going that exact week too and staying at Pop! From what I've read it's a pretty good week to go as it's after Thanksgiving, before Pop Warner and the real Christmas crowds.We're switching to November 28- December 5. That week just worked out better for our family. Now we're crossing our fingers for free dining. Plan is to stay at POP and try out the gondolas. Caribbean Beach would have been our first choice, but standard rooms are already sold out for at least a portion of our stay. So excited for our first Christmas season trip!