AMA Insider Spring 2018 / Over 55 - Page 36

Pick Your Park

not sure whether to go east or west coast ? Consider this park-by-park comparison

Package and Plan

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he number of available Disney packages is , in the words of Mary Poppins , “ Supercalifragilistic !” Finding the right one will help you make the most of your stay . Start by calling an AMA Travel counsellor : Disney has designated AMA Travel an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner , thanks to our experts ’ focused knowledge .
Whether you ’ re heading to California ’ s Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort in Florida , your specialist can recommend hotels , airport transfers , tips for ride lineups and pre-booked dining tailored to your family ’ s ages , interests , budget and preferred length of stay .
And they don ’ t just talk about Disney — they ’ ve truly been there and done it . AMA Travel ’ s Deb Fong has visited Disney resorts 21 times . Her advice for structuring a day : Do your research in advance . “ Use park maps ( disneyworld . disney . go . com / maps ) to plan each day ’ s hit-list of attractions while building in some downtime ,” she says . “ And bring a stroller , even for older kids . It gives them a rest and you a place to store essentials like water , snacks and sunscreen .”
Disneyland Resort
Anaheim , California
YeAr openeD 1955
FlighT TiMe , FAsTesT rouTes
Edmonton : 3h , 30m Calgary : 3h , 15m
resorT size
200 hectares : 2 theme parks ( Disneyland park , Disney California Adventure park )
recoMMenDeD sTAY 3 full days , plus travel
enTerTAinMenT DisTricT
Downtown Disney
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WhY We love iT
the world ’ s first Disney resort , founded by Walt Disney himself , is perfect for short-haul trips . You ’ ll find the original Cinderella ’ s Castle and Main street , u . s . A ., along with new attractions like Radiator springs Racers and Guardians of the Galaxy : Mission Breakout .
Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando , Florida
YeAr openeD 1971
FlighT TiMe , FAsTesT rouTes
Edmonton : 7h , 10m ( 1 stop ) Calgary : 5h , 5m
resorT size
12,000 hectares : 4 theme parks , 2 water parks , 4 golf courses , a wilderness preserve
recoMMenDeD sTAY 7 full days , plus travel
enTerTAinMenT DisTricT
Disney springs , Disney ’ s Boardwalk
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WhY We love iT
Best for longer stays , Walt Disney World ’ s size and variety allows you to balance your time between attractions and R & R — at on-site accommodations that range from budget hotels to luxury villas . A favourite attraction is Disney ’ s Animal Kingdom , a real safari park .
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36 Spring 2018
AMA inSider
Pick Your Park not sure whether to go east or west coast? Consider this park-by-park comparison Package and Plan available Disney packages is, in the words of Mary Poppins, “Supercalifragilistic!” Finding the right one will help you make the most of your stay. Start by calling an AMA Travel counsellor: Disney has designated AMA Travel an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, thanks to our experts’ focused knowledge. Whether you’re heading to California’s Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, your specialist can recommend hotels, airport transfers, tips for ride lineups and pre-booked dining tailored to your family’s ages, interests, budget and preferred length of stay. And they don’t just talk about Disney—they’ve truly been there and done it. AMA Travel’s Deb Fong has visited Disney resorts 21 times. Her advice for structuring a day: Do your research in advance. “Use park maps (disneyworld. disney.go.com/maps) to plan each day’s hit-list of attractions while building in some downtime,” she says. “And bring a stroller, even for older kids. It gives them a rest and you a pla Ѽѽɔ͕ѥ)݅ѕȰ͹́չ͍ɕt()Mɥ)5M)͹居)IͽЁ]Ё͹)]ɱIͽ) ɹ=ɱɥ)eȁeȁ(Ԁ)PQ5QPɽQ́PQ5QPɽQ)ѽ͠) ͠մѽݠāѽ) ՠմ)ɕͽPͥ锁ɕͽPͥ(хɕȁѡ)ɭ̀͹居ɬ)͹ ɹ)ٕɔɬȰхɕ(Ёѡɭ̰ȁ݅ѕ)ɭ̰Ё͕̰)ݥɹ́ɕ͕ٔ)ɕ55Qd)ɕ55Qd(́ձ̰́Ʌٕ܁ձ̰́Ʌٕ)QQ5PQɥPQQ5PQɥP)5ȁͥQQ́5ȁͥQQ(̀)ݹѽݸ)͹)͹ɥ̰)͹é ɑ݅)]d]ٔP]d]ٔP)ѡݽɱéЁ͹)ɕͽаչ]Ё͹)͕́əЁ)͡еհɥ̸e׊e)ѡɥ ɕe) ѱ5ɕа)Թ̹ݥѠ)Ʌѥ́Iѽ)ɥ́Í)Յɑ́ѡ)5ͥ ɕи Ёȁȁх̰)]Ё͹]ɱéͥ)مɥ䁅́ԁѼ)ȁѥݕ)Ʌѥ́HKQ)ͥєѥ́ѡ)ɅɽՑЁѕ)Ѽ٥̸ٽɥє)Ʌѥ́͹e)-ɕ)ͅɤɬ)չ %͹d)P)յȁ