Trip Coach: September 20, 2005

"Disney Dweebs" David Koening and Jim Hill answer your Disney questions

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Portland, OR: Can you recommend a good place to shop for the best deal to Disneyland in CA? Hotel, air package for 2 adults and 1 junior.We can be flexible as we go into Oct. 2 or 3 days would work as it is a birthdy gift.Thanks

Jim Hill: Have you checked out Mousesavers.com yet? They're a website that continually keeps track of what's going on at the various Disney resorts, with a particular eye toward trying to save folks big bucks on their next trip to see Mickey. I checked this site out earlier today. And -- as I recall -- there was some info in there about a "Get One Night Free" package. So go check it out.

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Austin, TX: We are planning a trip to Disney the week of Feb 20. When do we need to book it by. Will WDW be much busier because of President's Day?

Jim Hill: If we're talking about trying to get low airfares, I'd book those now. The airlines are really hurting for passengers at the moment and -- as a result -- there are some ridiculously low prices out there. As for traveling to WDW in February, you need to keep in mind that the Presidents Day weekend is a particularly busy time at Disney World. So plan on encountering crowds as well as paying top dollar for an on-property hotel room.

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Paragould, AR: I am planning a family trip to Orlando, Disney and want to know what is the best website to go to for planning AND saving money. This would be for a family of at least 4 to 6 and we want park passes as well. We would like to fly and then not have to rent a car. Not necessarily interested in staying on Disney property as I know it is expensive. As long as we can stay where they offer free transportation to the parks.

Jim Hill: There's actually a couple that I can suggest that you check out: The above mentioned Mousesavers.com. Plus Allearsnet.com and Mouseketrips.com. Each of these websites brings something different to the table. Why don't you give each of them a try and see which seems to be the best fit when it comes to helping you nail down your vacation plans?

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Jim Hill: Thanks for all your questions today, folks. I really enjoyed live-chatting with you.

Now don't forget to check out JimHillMedia.com. As well as the golden anniversary edition of David Koenig's most-excellent Disneyland history book, "Mouse Tales." It's available on Amazon.com.

And -- beyond that -- I guess that David & I will see you other Disney Dweebs around the web.

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