Disney or D.C?

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  1. RJSkains profile image56
    RJSkainsposted 9 years ago

    My family is planning a vacation for spring of next year. We need to choose a place to go so that we can start saving now. We are currntly torn between Washington DC and Disney World.

    Which one is better???

    1. AEvans profile image78
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That is tough but if you have children under 13 I would say DisneyWorld.smile

    2. BaliMermaid profile image54
      BaliMermaidposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Gee, Last year we had the same problem so we did both.
      The train leaves from DC in the late afternoon and gets to
      the orlando, winterpark, kissimee area early enough the next day for you to get to WDW just at the right time for check in.

      Have fun. Both DC and WDW were fantastic. Disney World was so much larger than I had remembered and it takes at least one full day for each of the parks.

  2. Christenstock profile image60
    Christenstockposted 9 years ago

    DC's proximity to historical sightseeing is phenomenal. Additionally, Bush Gardens is just a drive away. However, I've always enjoyed Disney World. Your trip is dependent on your vaca budget; but if it isn't an issue, I would choose Orlando, due to Universal, Disney, and even, Gatorland!

  3. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    I guess it depends on who you'd like to meet - characters or clowns.    smile    (sorry, I couldn't resist)   (I'd think DC would be a lot cheaper.)

  4. profile image0
    jacobt2posted 9 years ago

    Disney! Its a wonderful world!

  5. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    Depends on how old your kids are.
    Disney is always fun. Seaworld is right there too, and Aquatica. The hotels in Orlando are pretty cheap, stay at the Celebrity Resorts Lake Buena Vista, it is right across from the disney entrance and you can get a three bedroom hotel room for cheap. Busch Gardens Tampa is only an hour away. Tickets and food are the most expensive part of your trip. Doing the park hopper is the best deal because you can go to multiple parks in one day. I've been to Disney probably 20 or more times? But I live in Florida. If you need any tips let me know.

    The hotels are more expensive than in Orlando. However, almost all of the museums are free, giving lots of free entertainment.

    It also depends on when you are planning this trip before. Lines at Disney can be ridiculous to deal with if you have little kids. Planning is the best way to get through. Get to parks when they open, get fastpasses for the big rides first, and plan what time you're going to eat, etc.

    Have fun!

  6. Pete Maida profile image61
    Pete Maidaposted 9 years ago

    DC has a Six Flags Theme park 30 minutes from town and King's Dominion about 90 minutes from town.  It has the amazing Smithsonian and all of the monuments. There are cruises on the Potomac, Broadway plays, and top rock bands in the venues just outside of town.  There is very little Disney can offer in comparison.

    You can stay in cheaper hotels in the suburbs and take the metro in.

    1. RJSkains profile image56
      RJSkainsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you all very much for the useful information.
      You've given me a lot to consider.

  7. LondonGirl profile image84
    LondonGirlposted 9 years ago

    Under no circumstances would I be dragged into anywhere Disney, so I'd go for Washington.

  8. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    I've been to Disney twice a year (some years more) since I was 4. I've never had a bad time. But it's about planning for sure. Where are you coming from RJ? How old are your kids?

    D.C. is a necessary experience and an amazing one. But depends on how old your kids are. smile

    1. RJSkains profile image56
      RJSkainsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My child is 13 years old. He is definitely an academic and loves to learn new things.
      He recently went to a theme park and discovered that he also loves coasters.

  9. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    If you have older kids I would absolutely say DC, any younger than 10 or 12 I would probably go Disney.  Disney isn't quite as fun when your 15-17 as it is when you're little.  If your family likes history--DC  The Smithsonian museums, the White House, the Memorials--there's a lot of American history to be seen in DC.

    I guess you can see where I am hoping to go on our next vacation...  big_smile

  10. girly_girl09 profile image75
    girly_girl09posted 9 years ago

    Basically everything to do in D.C. is free. smile Many kids love going there.

    D.C. also has a cool 'Spy Museum' that you might want to check out if you go there. Around $15-$25/person. You get to be a Spy for a day and learn all sorts of history via hands on learning. Families love it.

    That being said, tough choice! Disney is great, too. I've never met a kid who hated Disney! hehe

  11. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    At 13, I would probably take him to D.C. or Universal in Orlando.

    Universal has amazing rides for a kid who just discovered he loves coasters. smile

    Do the Universal And Islands of Adventure park hopper.

    Tell him to put his head back before The Hulk takes off. Just a little tip.


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