Some of you might remember me popping into the TDL forum some months ago to talk about taking a personal trip to one of the Disney parks farther than ours here on the west coast. I decided on TDL because I figured there was more I could do in 2.5 days than in Orlando. Well, I've amassed some trip money, and now I have to commit myself to this and not blow it!
I've already been running a tally of costs including all the things I'm going to need for overseas travel, but about how much does all this, on average, cost for a trip of this length? I'm shooting for one of the hotels in the neighborhood because I can't afford the immediate on-site stuff.
As far as wild card things like souveneirs go, I'll be sure to find things in Japan that I'll want that will cost less than that TDL jazz. Looking at Orbitz, airfare goes down drastically when you compare six months from now to next month. It seems there's value in booking in the short-term (but not TOO short term.)
I figure a 3-day park hopper will let me look at TDL one day, TDS the other day, and race around furiously for a half-day to see the things I didn't see at both.
So, looking forward to the next six months, when should/shouldn't I go? I'd like to avoid bad weather periods but also don't want to end up in the crowd of a national event of some kind.