I frequently visit Disneyland in California, but currently I plan to visit Walt Disney World (WDW) for the first time. Many people visiting Disneyland for the first time need help, and I expect the same holds for first-time visitors to WDW. Thus, I wanted to start a thread that focusses on first-time and nearly-first-time visitors to WDW.
Most of my questions were answered by websites, but there are some that were not. For example, when people post advice about when to go to WDW and when not to go, the focus is on avoiding crowds or avoiding hot days. I am more concerned about when attractions are likely to be closed for maintenance. The WDW website seems to indicate that everything is operating for most of September 2011. This is amazing since many Fall, Winter or Spring days at Disneyland have some attractions closed for maintenance or upgrades. Thus, September 2011 seems to be a good month for coming to WDW. Am I correct?
I wanted to purchase a WDW vacation package and stay in Disney lodging. I learned that visitors are required to agree to some terms on arrival at a Disney resort. I called one of the Value resorts to ask what these terms were, but the Disney employees seemed hesitant to reveal what they were. Does anybody have a copy of the terms? Since I don't know the terms, my plans have shifted to staying at a nearby hotel, upgrading our annual Disneyland passes to Premier level (which includes admission to all WDW parks including Disney Quest) and skipping the Disney vacation package. Is that a good choice?