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Old November 8th, 2011, 07:31 PM
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Disneyworld, is it worth it ?

I've never been there and I thought may be a fun place to spend christmas vacation with the family. What do you guys think, cool place or bluff? Looks great when you check it on the net.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 07:41 PM
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my mother and sister go there about 3 times a year for the past 4 years i have been there a few times it is a great place for a first time person and someone with kids because they will have a blast. so there are a few series rovers in animal kingdom and downtown disney!! thats what makes my trip when i see them.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 07:51 PM
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I wouldn't recommend going there during the holidays. Crowds will be horrendous but if it's the only time you can go, I guess it's doable. I was just there and lines were short. Actually arrived noon and stayed late to avoid mad morning rush.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 08:06 PM
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Having worked there in my early teens, its a great place for everyone. When you are on vacation with a loved one or the whole family, a vacation is also having a great positive attitude to have a great time and enjoy yourself, if you are complaining about how expensive a water bottle is, then its all downhill from there. I have a few pictures with rovers scattered thru out the parks as mentioned before.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 10:34 PM
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Very cool place. Very expensive these days.

If you're going to stick exclusively with Disney parks while you're in the area, stay at a Disney hotel. They all have various transportation forms to the extensive set of various parks and attractions. Sometimes it's a bus, sometimes it's the monorail, sometimes it's by boat. I personally always loved the Wilderness Lodge hotel, but really any of them are good.

I've never been to the Dominican Republic, so I don't know how to compare the weather, but I always found the summers in Florida to be far too hot and humid for my taste. You also have a lot of pop-up thunderstorms too.... plus the bigger crowds. I will never go to a Disney park in mid-summer ever again if I can avoid it. Too hot, too crowded.

Christmas may not be as bad, but it will still be pretty busy. The good thing though is you will have all the Christmas festivities going on and the temperature will be much nicer. Invest in the speed-pass for shorter lines.

The definite MUST HAVE rides to go on are the following list.
Haunted Mansion
Pirates of the Carribean (not as good as California though)
Peter Pan was always a favorite of mine.
Space Mountain
Thunder Mountain Railroad
Tower of Terror

and THE ride of all rides that has always been my favorite
The Jungle Cruise! Sure, it's slow and more of a scenic tour, but for some reason I always loved it.

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Old November 8th, 2011, 11:32 PM
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The Holidays are very busy in Orlando. I'm from there and lived there most of my life. Disney is awesome for the family. They also have at night what they call a very merry christmas. Pretty cool, Park opens from 7-12. and they have holiday themes going on. less crowded and loads of fun. I say go for it! The first 2 weeks of Dec are very slow if you can go then.
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Universal is better, my daughter loved that place. She thought it was way better than disney, she's 5 so take that for what it's worth.
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The Animal Kingdom Lodge is amazing. Nothing like having giraffes 10 feet off of your balcony in the morning. All of the hotels at universal are great...can't really go wrong with either one. However, staying at a resort hotel will get you in an hour early to one of the parks each day....turns out nice. If you go to Animal Kingdom, Kilimanjaro Safari is a great attraction (with a series Rover as a prop in the waiting area.) Get there at opening and RUN to the back of the park and you have no line and all the animals will still be out...well worth it...)
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Hey! It's the HAPPIEST place on earth!

My family loves Disney
For kids it's magical.
Sure there are lines, so go early or stay late!
They offer an early or late couple of hours several days a week if you stay in a Disney property.

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We spent Xmas at Disney a few years ago with our 6 year old.
We loved every minute of it. He still talks about the fireworks show on Xmas eve. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:08 AM
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my wife brought our 17 month old there 3 times before he was 1. she went with her mother twice and one of her girl friends once. the excitement on his face in pictures - makes me upset that i did not go with them. =)
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I've taken the girls thrice. Hate the guts of that place, and hope to never go back.

You've been warned: in the following years I've taken the girls, now with new wife and new baby three times to Europe, and every single time it has been cheaper than going to Disney. YMMV.
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Went with the family for the first time last year. Our kids were a little young, at 3 and 2, but everyone still had a great time. Went with my folks and since dad is retired Army, we stayed at Shades of Green and purchased our tickets through military MWR. Think hotel was around $250/night on Disney property and our tickets were 4 day park hoppers for just over $99/ea. My kids now love to look through the photo album and talk non-stop of going again. We plan to head back around end of Sept again next year.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Thanks guys for all the inputs, I'm taking notes, probably going from 25th dec to 04th jan.
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FYI, Universal get more packed than Disney. They have had record attendance since opening Harry Potter. It is rated the top theme park though as someone else mentioned. Trust us, your kids will love it!
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Change of plans, Disney is packed and overpriced, I will go
during low season.

So I decide to freeze my family to death and we're going
to Montreal...

Any Canadians on the board ?
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what come on man. i guess you dont get too much snow in the DR!! =) (my wife is bringing him to disney again on the 8th!)
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Montreal is very nice this time of the year.

If you have time swing by Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort.
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Montreal is very nice this time of the year.
I've been told that it's a city designed for cold weather and much better
to go in winter than in summer.
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I can only recall two times I went there NOT for F1 and it was not quite as fun. Oh, and lots of young kids on drugs begging for $$.
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