I know this sounds stupid but we (my dh and almost 9 yr old son) are going to DW for the first time in our lives and have no idea what we're doing. I booked a motel that I found online called the All Star Movies on DW. We bought the Magic your way 7 day ticket but two of the days will be taken up by flying there and back. We're coming from Illinois and this is our first vacation ever together. We are on a very tight budget and I am concerned about where we'll eat cheaply but still well. We're not big eaters...all light but, still worried since I keep reading how the food is so expensive everywhere.
We are charging most everything cuz we just dont have the money to afford to go anywhere...never seem to be able to save on my dh's salary and I am a stay at home, homeschooling mom. We just decided that since we've been promising our son we'd take him to DW since he was 3 that it was time to go...before he is grown. He turns 9 in February. This is his birthday present/combined vacation. We are hoping to get it paid off in a year or two but we need to keep things to a minimum. We considered staying off site but then figured with the price of rental cars and not knowing our way around, that could be a bad thing so we opted for the value resort. We bought the tickets with the water park option and more.
We should be there from Jan 22-Jan 28...leaving the 28th. Please give me some advice for first timers....My husband and I are older...in our fifties. What is a good schedule to follow for those days for our son? We dont know much about any rides or attractions. Our son is exactly 52" tall so he should be able to do most.
Also, what will the weather and crowd scene be like that week?? Thanks so much for any help/advise you can offer.