I saw a funny Facebook status update today: “SeaWorld yesterday, Animal Kingdom today, breakfast with Chef Mickey and a whole lot more tomorrow! The kids (both big and small…) are having a blast!”
It struck me as odd that this family was taking its vacation at the end of September, but it makes perfect sense come to think about it. The girls aren’t in school yet.
No crowds, manageable temperatures of 80s during the day and 60s at night.
Why aren’t more families doing this?
Well, if your kids are 5 and up, obviously the opportunity won’t come around until spring break, but the under 5s will indeed have a blast with Mickey and friends. Plan a trip to an Orlando vacation home during the work week, and here’s betting you have the run of the rides and avoid even the locals. If you time it right, you may even hit multiple theme parks–Universal, MGM, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, SeaWorld, etc.–and the outlets.
Look at you, multitasking while on vacation. Who said you weren’t a supermom?
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.