Eeeeek! I’m so excited. I’ve only gone and booked myself a trip to Walt Disney World for May 2019.
For years and years, I’ve been saying that I’d love to go to Disney World for my birthday. I know that May is a good time of year to visit as the crowds are usually smaller and the weather isn’t too bad. We’ve always visited before in April, July or October and it’s always crazy busy. This is mainly because my brother is a teacher so can only go away during the school holidays.
I’ve pretty much always done Disney World with my family in the past, but next year it’ll just be myself and Shaun. I’m so excited to share my favourite place on earth with Shaun. I know it’s going to be such a magical trip and I’m honestly so grateful and excited that I’m able to do this.
Where we’re staying
I’ve always stayed offsite in either a villa or on International Drive as it’s usually much cheaper… But thanks to the free Disney Dining plan that’s just been released I’m going to be staying onsite for the first time! We’re heading to Port Orleans Riverside and we’ve opted for a preferred room as I’ve read it’s a pretty big resort. We’re going to be on the quick service dining plan. I probably wouldn’t usually worry about a dining plan too much as I eat quite small portions … but it was free so it was a no-brainer really! I’m so excited to try lots of Disney snacks that I’ve never had before.
The rough plan
We’ve made the decision to only do the Disney Parks. When I’ve been previous years we’ve also been to Universal/ Islands of Adventure, Kennedy Space Centre etc… I decided I wanted to just do Disney as it means the holiday doesn’t have to be so full on. I really want to be able to make the most of everything that Disney has to offer and be able to chill out a bit and take things a little slower. It’ll be nice to have an afternoon or two that we can just chill out by the pool!
Obviously, we have lots of time to plan. I’m a very organised person and I love Disney so as you can imagine I’ve already started thinking about what I want to do. I’m especially enjoying planning out where I’d like to go on my birthday!
Booking the holiday
I just wanted to add this bit in; in case anyone else is thinking of booking a trip for a similar time next year. We’ve booked the hotel and park tickets directly through the Disney World website. Most flights aren’t available for May next year but I managed to find a really good deal with Thomas Cook. I flew with them last year to Florida and they were fab. On the return flight, we’re actually flying Premium as it was the same price as economy!!
If you have any tips for staying onsite, the quick service dining plan or any recommendations then please leave them below!