For the past 47 years, there has been one singular vacation destination that every child dreams of visiting: Walt Disney World. My oldest child turns 5 this year, and I am getting the itch to take her to Disney World to experience the magic while she’s still into princesses and using her incredible imagination. She’s been watching videos Disney online, and she is starting to ask about going to Disney World, but the constant question I ask myself is “is this the best time to take her”?
We talked to Michelle’s Destinations (who is sponsoring this post – thank you!) about if this was the right time to go – and it confirmed what we already knew: 2019 is the perfect time to take our 5 year old. Here’s why:
- The value has never been better. Disney’s all new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open in late 2019, so Disney is offering some amazing discounts (like FREE dining this summer!). November and December holiday vacations are cheaper the earlier you buy them – and you can hold your package with Michelle’s Destinations for only $200.
- You can be one of the first to experience Toy Story Land. The newest expansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is now open, and you can visit Buzz, Woody and all of your other favorite Toy Story characters, plus ride the new Slinky Dog Roller Coaster, and eat at Woody’s Toy Box before anyone else!
- Remember that free dining offer? You can take advantage of your free dining at some incredible new restaurants opening up all over the Walt Disney World property. Or, if you don’t have time to grab a meal before your next FastPass, you can grab one of the new available snacks like Purple Churros, specialty cupcakes and homemade s’mores – or grab a classic like the Dole Pineapple Whip.
- It’s not going to get easier if you wait. My 5 year old starts kindergarten next year, and planning the Disney experience is only going to get harder with having to plan around school, sports and every day life. Even if your kids are already in school, you know that each year is busier than the one before it – so take advantage of this time now, because planning your trip is only going to get more complicated.
- Your child is the perfect age. And I say that not knowing how old your child is – but NOW is the perfect age for a Disney World vacation. Disney offers something for everyone, whether it’s a 5 year old wants to meet their favorite princess and ride The Little Mermaid, or a 15 year old who wants to dual with a Storm Trooper after riding the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, there is no “perfect age” except the age that you children are right now.
So, if you’re like me and you’re contemplating a Disney World vacation, I’d encourage you to do like I’m doing and start the process of booking your trip now. And if you have no idea where to start, or even if you’re an experienced Disney-veteran, we suggest getting with a travel agent like Michelle’s Destinations to help you get the best deal and to make sure you are up to speed with all that Disney currently has to offer your family. You can visit them online at Michelle’s Destinations, or call them at 405-360-4482.