It is Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast. The schools actually close. Some lucky schools get a week off. This is a great time to go to Disney World unless Mardi Gras coincides with Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day is often when the schools along the East Coast take a week long winter break, making it one of the busiest times of the year at Walt Disney World. In 2010, Presidents’ Day and Mardi Gras coincide.
My son, Tyler, has a free long weekend. Here I am with an opportunity to go to WDW, but have no plans. I have just now entertained the idea of going — 4 days prior to leaving. I am already going in March for the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. I don’t want to spend a lot of money. This is peak season. The rooms are expensive and of course there is not much availability. We will either have to change hotels every night or we will have to stay off property. It makes me wonder if we should even attempt it? Have I lost temporary hold of my senses? Of course, we should attempt it.
As inexpesively as possible, we will attempt to arrange a last minute Presidents’ Day trip to WDW. Crowds don’t bother me, but we do need a place to rest our heads at night. Can this even be accomplished? Last minute trip, busy season, inexpensive? Tyler and I will take on the challenge and report back to the results. We would love your tips.