My wife and I are planning on going to Florida next year to visit her relatives for a few days and spend 3 days at the WDW parks. We spent our honeymoon at Disneyland last year, and I spent a good deal of time planning it. This trip won't be as detailed planning wise, but I look to gather some information.
Since I am a teacher, we do have to go during the summer mid June to mid August. What time of the year would you recommend?
I am thinking about staying a couple nights at a disney value resort or a cheaper off-site property and a couple days at the dolphin for a more upscale type of atmosphere with my wife. What off-disney properties would you recommend or would you recommend the value resorts?
Are the extra magic hours worthwhile? Do they offer park hours after the close of the park often or do they only do it during the morning? What is the early morning / closing schedule like?