One of the biggest decisions families have to make when deciding they want to go on a Disney vacation is deciding when to go. There are so many things to consider such as: Will it be crowded? What’s the weather? However, one thing many families have to decide is if they want to go during the school year and if it’s a good idea for the kids to miss school days. Making the decision can be a difficult one for some, so here are a few pros and cons that may help you decide if missing school for Disney is for your family!
Missing School For Disney
Missing School For Disney World may work for your family, or it may not. These are just a few of the deciding factors that you need to consider before making this decision. These are just my opinions and what works for our family.
Cons Of Missing School For Disney
For school aged children, missing school can be a bit of a burden, not only for them but also for you. You will need to decide whether or not you want to bring school work with you. This would mean completing the work at some point during your vacation. Sometimes it’s difficult to get the work before your child leaves, which may leave them with a lot of work when they return.
Having your child complete the work when you arrive home from your vacation is another con, just because we all know how tired a Disney vacation can make little ones AND us parents. You will need to allow time to complete work once you are back home and before heading back to school.
It’s also good to check the calendar before hand to see if they are going to miss any important due dates for projects or special events that may be occurring at the school. If your child is old enough this is something you can talk with them about. Of course I think most kids would be willing to miss almost anything at school to take a trip to Disney! I would highly recommend talking with your child’s teachers and principal to discuss your options.
Pros Of Missing School For Disney
Now that the cons are out of the way, we can move on to the fun stuff! There are a few good reasons to take the kids out of school for a Disney vacation. The first one being your available options! Often times, summer vacations are hot and overly crowded. Disney World being the prime example for hot summers that are humid and miserable. April vacations, Christmas Vacations and Spring break are also very busy park times, with the parks often reaching capacity. If you have the option to go at a different time you can avoid those crowds. Spring time offers the Flower and Garden festival and early Fall has options for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival. These times offer lower crowds and beautiful weather. Not to mention all of the other holiday festivities going on!
If you have younger school aged children, often they aren’t going to have lots of work to make up while you are on vacation. Be sure to stay in touch with and speak to your child’s school to make sure this is an option.
Disney World can be an educational experience for your children! From learning about different cultures in Epcot, to experiencing the lands in Animal Kingdom, your children have the potential to learn a lot!
Missing School Works For Our Family
Taking the kids out of school works for our family. My family doesn’t function well when it’s extremely hot and I don’t want to go on vacation just to have them be miserable walking through the parks. We love going at the end of April or the beginning of May. It’s not too hot yet and the crowds have not arrived.
Whether you are going to take a trip to Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in California or a relaxing Disney Cruise, it’s best to take some time out to decide if your kids missing school is a good idea for your family or not. No matter what the decision, you are going to have a magical vacation full of amazing memories!
If you plan on going to the magic during busy times, such as Thanksgiving week, take a peek at one of our blogs for some great tips: THANKSGIVING AT DISNEY WORLD.
Do you take your children out of school for a trip to the magic? We would love to hear your stories and experiences if your kids are missing school For Disney! Head on over to our Facebook Group, DISNEY EXPRESS LANE, and let us know!
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