Living in upstate New York, we like to take our sons to Niagara Falls every couple of years or so. We’d been planning to go there this winter for a long weekend. (Niagara Falls in the winter!? you might ask… Yes! is the answer. They have a fantastic indoor water park, shops & restaurants & hotels & arcades connected to the water park by an indoor walkway, and have you ever seen Niagara Falls all glistening with snow and ice? Breathtaking!) Anyways, I came across a few travel sales and special offers by doing some online research, and it turns out that five days at Disney World would cost us just a bit more than three days in Niagara Falls. Crazy, right!? Thus is the beauty of Walt Disney World in the off season. We were just there last June, so I felt that it was way too extravagant to go back so soon, but at this price, we just couldn’t refuse. So, off we’re going in late January/early February! We just told our three boys a few days ago, and they are so excited!!
We’re once again staying at Port Orleans Riverside. As I’ve mentioned before… I love this resort! This will be our first trip to Disney World during the “Value Season,” and I can’t wait to see how it compares to our summer trips.
And… I know I’m not a huge fan of the Disney Dining Plan, but since Disney was running a special offer for a free dining plan… well, who can say no to free food!? The huge advantage of getting the dining plan for free is that it will allow us to go to a few restaurants that were beyond our price range on previous trips. We have reservations for Chef Mickey’s, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater (in Hollywood Studios), Via Napoli (in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot), and the Garden Grill Restaurant (in the Land Pavilion at Epcot). Both Chef Mickey’s and the Garden Grill will involve character dining, which we’ve experienced before, so we’re all very excited!
As our boys keep saying, I can’t believe we’re going to Disney!