- Oct 20, 2003
So it should be easy enough for us, especially for this short trip, since we don't have Disney park tickets or passes. For a minute I was tempted to stay at the Dolphin because we could get a really good rate there...but I think being that close to Disney might be tough and I'm not sure walking around the Boardwalk would be wise. I've been careful planning both of our upcoming Florida trips in March and April and putting us close to Universal parks only. We will most likely get annual passes for those parks and we'll make this year a year of Universal and probably Cedar Fair parks only.When we tried a non-Disney Universal trip back in 2015 we ended up at MK for a day. We tried getting our fix by going to DS 2 nights but that just spurred us on to a park lol. Good luck staying away!
I am probably going to change our flights in March again and just fly out early Saturday morning instead of Friday night. I don't see the point of paying for a hotel and rental car just for a few hours that night when we can easily just fly out early the next morning and save some money. I have a pretty nice hotel booked for Saturday night for us, near Universal, so we can spend Sunday there. We still need to occupy ourselves for a while on Saturday, so we *MIGHT* do Disney Springs for lunch or something...we'll see.
The Easter break trip has worked out well as far as hotel and although I know the drive will be long for us, I am still happy to save some money doing it that way.
I will miss Disney this year, but I won't miss what I expect will be crazy crowds once Star Wars opens. At least when we visit again, most likely in 2020 for my next "big" birthday, there will be lots of new stuff to see and do there.