And the world changed its view of this sleepy little Anaheim orange grove town forever. Walt Disney created a world inside this small town of Anaheim, a world that every kid wants to go to, that every adult also gets excited by, a world of fantasies and fun-filled galore, a world called Disneyland. Yes, Disneyland, the king of amusement and theme parks, is the perfect place for your next family vacation. In the world of amusements parks where Disney World and Disneyland certainly are kings, there are others like SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Busch Gardens that could be your next pick.
But unless you are the impulsive type who doesn’t mind a few surprises along the way, planning your next destination is the way to go. You want to know which amusement and theme park you will be going to―Disney World, Disneyland, SeaWorld, or Universal Studios. Difficult choices, but they have to be made.
How You Can Plan a Vacation to an Amusement or Theme Park
Your kids are pestering you about the cool new rides at Disneyland, or the fact that they want to watch the friendly dolphins at SeaWorld―what are you going to do? You are going to make sure that your next family vacation is at a theme park or amusement park. Here are some tips to help you.
When To Go: So, if you want your next vacation to be at Disneyland, you better start planning now, because if you plan on going during the holiday season, be prepared for overcrowded airports and endless lines. So, why not plan ahead. Airplane tickets can be bought well in advance and are cheaper that way. Also consider booking hotels, rental cars, and whatever else you need at least a week in advance, so that you do not run helter-skelter for rooms or cars. And if it’s possible, try not to go during peak season which would be around school holidays, school vacations, and summer; this way you can avoid the rush and also save big bucks on off-season discounts.
Where To Stay: The first thing you need to decide is whether you want to stay at an on-property resort (which are aplenty) or stay offsite (which are in abundance). It could be cheaper if you pick an off-site hotel, but if you want to enjoy all the rides at any time of the day without worrying about getting back to the hotel room for a change of clothes and what not, choose a hotel on the property of the theme park or amusement park. One of the benefits of staying at an on-property hotel is the great jump-to-the-front-of-the-line benefit.
How Long To Stay: Here comes another big question, how long to stay. This could depend on a lot of factors from budgets to time availability. Depending on how long you are taking for your holiday you can visit that many parks in the area. If you are in Central Florida for 10 days you can visit most of the theme parks in the area. But remember to space it out and give yourself time to enjoy other activities and some relaxation.
Resources: Check for resources for some great deals. The Internet is a great place to start. There are thousand deals available online. You can choose vacation packages that could save you a lot of money. Or you can choose deals which offer a fixed charge and are all-inclusive. Maybe you are lucky to get coupons from milk cartons or shopping at the supermarket.
No matter how you get your vacation planned out, just remember not to get so wrapped in tiny details that you do not end up having fun.