Yes, it is nearly the end of July and for most, that means that summer is nearly over. It may be…but the calendar does not say it is over until September 22. But we are working of the school and work calendars and so summer end is a different time of all of us.
But the good news is…if you plan a late summer trip to Disney, you will save a good amount of money, which is not the only benefit of late summer travel.
In fact, since July is nearly over, the most expensive month is nearly over. That means right out the gate, August starts off a bit cheaper in hotel fees, airline fees, rental fees and even tickets.
And then if you can wait until September, even a few days before Labor Day, like the weekend, means you get some of those September savings, along with the final days of the Diamond Celebration (the last day is September 5th). For us, most of our schooling events (private homeschool co-op groups and activities) do not start until the 2nd full week of September. That means we have quite a few affordable options for the late summer travel.
But if you only have a few days to spare due to schedules, flying will be cheaper too in August and even cheaper in September, saving you a bit of travel time!
Seriously! When we priced out a trip to Disney in June or July, it was out of our budget. But then when we tried again for August, it was a bit more doable. Finally, September was the rock bottom summer month to hit the magic. It was the magic month.
The benefits are:
- cost is less across the board from tickets to hotel to transportation.
- There will also be less people in the parks! That’s a HUGE plus.
- Finally, the weather will not be as hot. When you live in the Rocky Mountain West like Kiz and I do…that California Sun can be a killer on our bodies. September is a little nicer to us.
Although we were pricing out a Disneyland trip for September, we ultimately settled on another trip to Universal Studios in September because not only was overall travel cheaper, but Universal Studios brought back their 2-day tickets. All summer, you could only go for one day at a time at $95 a day per person. Now we can go for 2-days for $119. That’s an amazing savings.
Universal Studios did away with their 2-day tickets in early June, but we suspect that not many people were happy about the huge jump in price and so they brought it back. But we are not sure for how long. So, that’s where we are heading. We were there in January of 2016, a few months before the opening of Harry Potter. But we haven’t been back since the opening in April (although we did hit Disneyland again in May of 2016, Universal was not on the schedule). We are hitting the movie themed park that Labor Day weekend. Yes, the weekend and that Monday will be a max traffic day, but we also plan to hit a second day on Tuesday, which will most likely be a ghost town. Be sure to follow us on our social media so that you can get live updates and live videos of our travel adventures! Mousekemoms on Instagram, MousekeMoms on Facebook and MousekeMoms on Pinterest.
Kiz and family will already be in school, but due to the long weekend, they will only miss one-day for our families to caravan to CA from Idaho and enjoy the extended, more affordable summer weekend.
Finally, if you are planning a late summer trip to So. Cal. Sea World is another serious spot to consider with the Shamu Show coming to an end at the start of 2017.
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