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Old November 23rd, 2003, 02:22 PM
Fall
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We are geting married next August (2004)

We have no children

Considering Disney World for Honeymoon, first timers

Not necessarily going August, anytime Sept to March 2005

Best dates to go to avoid crowds.

Probably stay in a Disney Hotel

Or is rental home with pool nearby best bet

May stay 2-3 weeks

Travelling from Manchester UK

How long to stay for, what else is worth visiting nearby

Any and all advice accepted

A concise travel info website would be welcome, without having to trawl
through Disney ones, they go on forever.

Thanks
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Old November 23rd, 2003, 02:38 PM
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Considering Disney World for Honeymoon, first timers


May stay 2-3 weeks


I certainly wouldn't spend 2-3 weeks at Disney. And would wait until the heat
subsides. Go in January or Feb. Lots to see and do all over Florida, depending
on your likes and dislikes. Personally,IMHO for a honeymoon, an Inn in Key West
for a few days would be delightful.
Susie Q
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Old November 23rd, 2003, 02:39 PM
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"Fall" wrote in message
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We are geting married next August (2004)

We have no children

Considering Disney World for Honeymoon, first timers

Not necessarily going August, anytime Sept to March 2005

Best dates to go to avoid crowds.

Probably stay in a Disney Hotel

Or is rental home with pool nearby best bet

May stay 2-3 weeks

Travelling from Manchester UK

How long to stay for, what else is worth visiting nearby

Any and all advice accepted

A concise travel info website would be welcome, without having to trawl
through Disney ones, they go on forever.

Thanks


Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Personally, I would recommend the
time period between (America's) Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanksgiving
is always the 4th Thursday of November. The time period between these two
dates is incredible - Christmas decorations are up, there are many special,
seasonal activies (such as Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and the
Candlelight Processional, just to name a few). Also, park attendance is at
its absolute lowest during this time period, meaning you'll encounter
minimal crowds and lines. For lots of information about Disney World, and
the activities to do while there, go to www.allearsnet.com. They'll be able
to point you in the best direction. Also, remember to check out
www.mousesavers.com to save some money (always a good thing when considering
such a long trip. And, considering the length of time in which you'll be
staying there, you may want to seriously consider an annual pass. For trip
longer than 8 days, this is generally the best admission media, and, it can
sometimes save you money at a hotel (for instance, we'll be going (in just 4
days!!), and we originally had booked at All Star Movies (a value resort)
for $86 a night. With our AP (annual pass) discount for that time period
(we did have to change our ressie to All Star Music, b/c no AP discounts
were available at Movies), we got our rate dropped to $50 a night! A
savings, for us, for $300 (approx) for our 10 day trip.

Good luck, and have fun planning!


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Old November 23rd, 2003, 03:33 PM
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"Fall" wrote in message
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We are geting married next August (2004)

We have no children

Considering Disney World for Honeymoon, first timers

Not necessarily going August, anytime Sept to March 2005



There is an entire cult devoted to Disney, search the web for experts.
Remember that Disney's aim is to pick you up in a shuttle bus, put you on
Disney property and have you spend your entire two weeks - and all of your
money- on Disney. There are lots of other attractions in the Orlando area
worthy of a visit. Also consider Tampa area for beautiful beaches and
museums, Cocoa for beaches, Ron Jon's and the space center, St. Augustine
for the oldest city in the U.S. - all day trips - or Miami and Key West for
a few days.

Staying on Disney property is always fun and very convenient but it can get
expensive - look for deals or look for one of the many hotels or vacation
rentals available. As someone else already stated, the best time to go is
generally early December - decorations and special parades are in season but
the kids are still in school so visitation is relatively low. The weather is
milder and you are out of hurricane season - no risk of an actual hurricane
but the rain and will dampen your day.

Chris



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Old November 23rd, 2003, 05:05 PM
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Steve Firth wrote:

Fall wrote:

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Considering Disney World for Honeymoon, first timers

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Probably stay in a Disney Hotel

[snip]

Why not just have your brains removed and set in formalin? Oh, you
already have.


Still, "what gives you, or anyone else the right to tell others how to
live their lives?", as someone said on uk.misc recently.

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Old November 23rd, 2003, 06:09 PM
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Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Excellent decision for enjoying
a fun honeymoon, WDW. Will be celebrating my 50th for 21 days at WDW, next
month. Been taking annual WDW visits since '76 and staying on-property
since about '80. Every few years or so, I'll venture off-property to
checkout other central Florida tourist attractions. Staying at a beach
resort for a couple days in addition to your WDW vacation is a good idea.
Some (well many) years ago, took the family (kids grown now) to the beach
for a day. However, I have always felt time at WDW was more enjoyable. My
time period preference is for after the U.S. Thanksgiving holidays (commonly
the week of 27 November) and before Christmas. Holiday decorations are up,
crowds are down, more discounts are available at on-property hotels, and
flight discounts are more abundant along with more flight time choices.-Bill
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"Fall" wrote in message
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We are geting married next August (2004)

We have no children

Considering Disney World for Honeymoon, first timers

Not necessarily going August, anytime Sept to March 2005

Best dates to go to avoid crowds.

Probably stay in a Disney Hotel

Or is rental home with pool nearby best bet

May stay 2-3 weeks

Travelling from Manchester UK

How long to stay for, what else is worth visiting nearby

Any and all advice accepted

A concise travel info website would be welcome, without having to trawl
through Disney ones, they go on forever.

Thanks



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Old November 23rd, 2003, 06:59 PM
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We have no children


You might want to check your library or bookstore for one
of the books written for adults visiting Disney World without
kids, such as "Birnbaum's Walt Disney World Without Kids".

A little advanced planning can be very helpful when visiting
Disney World. And if you are newlyweds, you'd want to know
which restaurants are the most romantic, what are the
best spots for nightlife, etc.


Not necessarily going August


I woulnd't go in August unless you really like hot, humid weather.


Probably stay in a Disney Hotel


The hotels are overpriced, but are nicely-themed and are very
convenient. It's especially nice to be able to return to your
hotel after lunch to take a break or to cool down in the pool
if the weather is hot.


May stay 2-3 weeks


There are 4 parks inside Disneyworld -- The Magic Kingdom,
EPCOT, MGM/Disney Studios, and Animal Kingdom. If you
want to visit all 4, you'd probably want to spend at least
1 day at each (although you could probably do Animal Kingdom
in less).

But you're not going to see everything in the Magic Kingdom
or EPCOT in 1 day apiece, especially if it's crowded. You could
easily spend 2 or 3 days in each if you really liked them and
wanted a more leisurely pace.

(In addition to the 4 main parks, they also some secondary
areas like water parks, Downtown Disney (shops, nightspots,
etc.), golf courses, and some other areas that may or may
not be of interest to you.)

But unless you're a major, major Disney fan, I don't think
you'd want to spend 2-3 weeks there. Maybe 4 days at Disney
(perhaps a week if you really like it), then the rest of your
time at the other attractions in the area such as NASA,
Universal Studios, the beaches, etc.

You might also want to consider a short cruise while you're
there, if your budget can take it. Disney offers some
package deals for people who want to visit the park and
also take a cruise on their cruise ships. (disneycruise.com)

James



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Old November 23rd, 2003, 07:50 PM
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In article ,
JamesStep wrote:

A little advanced planning can be very helpful when visiting
Disney World. And if you are newlyweds, you'd want to know
which restaurants are the most romantic, what are the
best spots for nightlife, etc.


For example, it would be great to splurge and have dinner one
night at Victoria & Albert's, WDW's fanciest restaurant. It's
at the Grand Floridian, and of course the other deluxe resorts
also have very good restaurants.

I woulnd't go in August unless you really like hot, humid weather.


Amen to that!

The hotels are overpriced, but are nicely-themed and are very
convenient.


You might want to save some money by getting onsite accommodations
that have a kitchen so that you can prepare some meals yourselves.

(In addition to the 4 main parks, they also some secondary
areas like water parks, Downtown Disney (shops, nightspots,
etc.), golf courses, and some other areas that may or may
not be of interest to you.)


I'm just about to go to WDW for the first time in 20 years and
am really looking forward to visiting the Adventurers' Club
on Pleasure Island.

But unless you're a major, major Disney fan, I don't think
you'd want to spend 2-3 weeks there. Maybe 4 days at Disney
(perhaps a week if you really like it), then the rest of your
time at the other attractions in the area such as NASA,
Universal Studios, the beaches, etc.


I'd suggest longer than that at WDW--maybe a week or 10 days.
But yes, there are some other interesting things to do in
that part of Florida.

You might also want to consider a short cruise while you're
there, if your budget can take it. Disney offers some
package deals for people who want to visit the park and
also take a cruise on their cruise ships. (disneycruise.com)


Good idea!

For more good suggestions, go to rec.arts.disney.parks. That
group has loads of people who are familiar with all aspects
of WDW, including specific recommendations for couples.

And in addition to the books already suggested, check out
Bob Sehlinger's "The Unnoficial Guide to Walt Disney World"
and Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx's "PassPorter Walt Disney
World." The latter is a combination information source,
planning workbook, and trip organizer. I just bought one
recently, and it looks very helpful.

Most important of all: have a great time!


Patty

 




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