OK, so we are planning a trip to Orlando Oct. 31 - Nov. 4. We have the flights already, (we'll be in MN first, so we not flying all the way to Orlando from Germany for 4 nights, just to clear that up
), now we are just trying to decide what to do. Here are my two possible itineraries.Just Disney
Staying at the Caribbean Beach
It's Food & Wine Festival, so that is a bonus too, and we would have the free Dining Plan.
€991 Total.Sea World, Aquatica, Busch Gardens
Staying at the Hilton Grand at Seaworld
We would have the "Dining" plan for counter service for 3 days, (once at each park).
We would also have a rental car.
Before I make a list of pros and cons, let me mention that, after almost a year of waiting, Youtube has finally accepted me into the full "Monetization Program", which is like one step before the Partner Program. I can now choose to put ads on all my videos, which brings in a tiny bit of extra money every month. Of course, the more videos I make, the more clicks I get, the more money. Oh, and just in advance, we did 4 days of Universal and HHN last year, so we're done with that for now. That said, here we go:Just Disney Pros
The total price is higher but, because we have the full dining plan, (except for a t-shirt and a few glasses of wine), I think we will most likely not spend much MORE money than that.
Food and Wine Festival!
We love Disney and I know we will have a great time!
Free Magical Express, not rental car stress necessary.
Disney videos are really popular on Youtube and get lots of clicks.Just Disney Cons
I feel like we should wait until next year when the new Fantasyland is ready.
In general, there is nothing "new" for us at Disney.
I already have quite a few Disney videos and would have to come up with some new "concept" to make something interesting again, (but I do like a challenge...)Sea World etc. Pros
We have never been to Seaworld or Aquatica, and haven't been to Busch since Cheetah Hunt or the new Gwazi trains, so lots of new credits.
The Hilton Grand looks Posh!
We would have a rental car for more freedom when we want to do "non-park" stuff.
It would be a lot of new material for my "Very unOfficial Guide" video series, which is good.Sea World etc. Cons
Well, it's not Disney.
No Food and Wine Festival
As far as I can tell, all the parks close at 6, which is a short day and would mean eating dinner outside of the parks, which means spending more money.
If it's raining, we're screwed because all 3 parks are mostly "outdoors", with very few dark rides or indoor attractions.
So, those are my thoughts. Part of me says, "Hands down, just go to Disney!", but another part says "Morgan, you still have never been to Seaworld, Cheetah Hunt looks awesome, and it is probably cheaper!" And now I just can't deciiiiiiiiiideeeeeeee!
I would be grateful for anyone's input, advice, or anti OCD medication.