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Clark W Griswold
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Disney World for Mardi Gras
Nonstop flights are already sold out. Southwest is over $400 for flights. I realize Louisiana goes to Disney that week but shite. Will prices come down?


tiger91
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
FYI there are two dance team national competitions that week ... could be a small part of it.


LSUfan4444
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
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Will prices come down?


Not on southwest...Frontier offers deals from time to time but if you want to go from NOLA to MCO during mardi gras you've got to book the day it opens up


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Clark W Griswold
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
There are always dance and cheer competitions from Jan to May. Last year we went during a big one and the flights or crowds were affected. Guess I'm driving.


Dam Guide
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Daytona 500 is also the weekend before and princess half marathon is the weekend after. It's getting to be a popular week at Disney.

Flights are definitely cause of the Disney takeover by Louisiana though. People start planning this stuff a year out now. Got to be quicker.
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Alleyezon3
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
it used to be the time to go, not anymore. just as crowded as peak season.


Lsupimp
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The rule of thumb is it's one of the best times to go unless it coincides with President's Day in which case you should avoid it because the crowds are huge .cheerleader or other conventions aren't such a big thing as far as park crowding goes but they do pack the value hotels .


Clark W Griswold
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras this year will be half as crowded as peak season. Do your research. That's the only reason we started thinking about it. The weekend after will be a nightmare because of Presidents Day and the marathon though. We will leave before all those people get in. Decided to drive and visit family along the way back.

I see Magic Kingdom closes at 6pm that Monday. Any idea why?


Clark W Griswold
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
Who all got a Be Our Guest reservation for dinner?


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Shaun176
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
Disney is really crowded Christmas to New Years and 4th of July week. All the other times when kids are out of school somewhere it is pretty crowded and kids are out somewhere almost every week. Its only slow between Thanksgiving and Christmas, early September after Labor Day week and mid May.

Mardi Gras is about the same as any of the other pretty crowded times.

We go every year. We have tried Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, Easter, and early June. All were about the same.


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Parrish
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
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they do pack the value hotels .


I'm also looking at MG week and tyhe values appear blocked off for the cheer competitions, the moderates are the cheapest available at +$220/ night. For that money I'm start to look at places like Bonnet Creek.

Also, if anyone wants to make a trip next month there are dirt cheap flights on Frontier. $31 ROUNDTRIP.


Clark W Griswold
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
I get the appeal of staying onsite but isnit really worth it? We stay in a condo 5-10 min away from all the parks and driving/parking seems much better than the bus system.


Parrish
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I also prefer offsite, but this trip we will likely be with two people with ECVs (electric wheelchairs). My understanding is that the Disney buses are much easier to use ECVs, and I've also heard mixed reviews about off site shuttles. While I'd prefer to not have to disasemble and lift the parts in/out of car over and over again, I may still do so if my only onsite options are +$260 moderates (we'll be there 7 nights).


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SnowAubie
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
The budget side of me likes off site but the convience/hassle factor wins out staying on site. The extra perks for staying onsite(60 day FP, 180+10 dining reservations, EMH) are more than enough for me. But I find parking a car at MK and Disney Springs a huge hassle and by using the bus/monorails/boats, all adults have the option to drink without having someone DD or risk a DUI. We are also a family of 4 so that helps us to stay on site, for large groups I do think it's better to stay offsite especially if costs are a factor.


Shaun176
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convience/hassle factor wins out staying on site


We also always pay up and stay in a Deluxe resort. Buses are less crowded and seem to come more often, plus at least 1 park is walkable.


Clark W Griswold
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
I never find parking a hassle. MK would be due to parking and then taking a monorail but it's still very fast. Door to door is no more than 15-20 min to our condo. All the other parks are even easier because you can just walk right up. The onsite accommodations just don't look very nice to me for the money you pay. I like having a condo to be able to put kids to bed and still watch tv in living room. I think you're paying for fast passes early but I always get what I want at 30 days anyway.


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20MuleTeam
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
I was there last week, if you like vacationing with tattooed, fat gypsy types Disney is the place for you.


Shaun176
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
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I was there last week, if you like vacationing with tattooed, fat gypsy types Disney is the place for you.


Name a place that isn't like that?



Clark W Griswold
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
So you only vacation where you can choose the people that are also traveling that week? I love the shite out of my kids. That's why we go to Disney while they are young and actually have fun going. No other reason needed.


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Jimbeaux28
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re: Disney World for Mardi Gras
You should look at going to Disneyland during Mardi Gras.

DId that 2 Years ago and got to experience half empty parks while there.

Flights are a little more but the offsite hotels are cheaper than Disneyworld on site and there are plenty of cheap options that are walkable.


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