Back to School Means Vacation Planning, Too

Back to School Means Vacation Planning, Too

- in 2019 Editions, Magazine, September 2019, Things to do

As parents, we know that summer vacation can be all-consuming. It’s go to work, find child care, get the kids to camp, sports, etc. — go-go-go! Now that it’s September, it’s time to get “back to school” and “back to normal.”    

It’s also time to think about what you are going to do again when the kids have their school breaks. It might seem crazy since we just got them back to school, but this is the perfect time to plan for the upcoming holiday break, spring break and even what you will do for the summer of 2020!    

As a travel agent, we are seeing more and more the trend of “book early for your best rate” coming from our vendors. Certainly that always has been the rule for cruising. Sure, there also are last-minute deals, but those are to fill the less desirable or more expensive rooms. For getting the accommodations you want at the right budget, your best bet is to book early!

Here is what’s on the landscape for Disney travel through summer of 2020:

Walt Disney World has brought so many new things in 2019 and things are going to keep growing as we approach the park’s 50th anniversary celebration. If you haven’t been to Disney World in Florida in a few years, you’ve already missed a number of big changes and new lands: Pandora — the World of Avatar; Toy Story Land; and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which just opened Aug. 29. But don’t wait, now more than ever is the time to enjoy Walt Disney World and its resorts. Staying in a Disney Resort and enjoying all the theming, transportation, ease of travel and other perks is the way to go.

Photos submitted by Tricia Scott


Disney Cruise Line can be booked all the way through 2020.This is the perfect time to think about a special seasonal sailing with Disney Cruise. They have fall sailings out of New York City, which is not a bad drive from the Cleveland area. Fall sailing includes the fun theming of “Halloween on the High Seas,” which includes costume parties, contests, spooky story time and adorable décor, on top of all the regular Disney Cruise Line offerings. The other special cruise is the “Very Merrytime Sailing” for the holiday season. Late November and through December, enjoy the décor of the holidays: decorated trees, garland, and don’t forget the life-sized gingerbread house in the grand lobby. When the actual holidays fall, Disney makes it extra special, offering families a way to celebrate their faith. During the weeks of Christmas and Hanukkah, they bring aboard a pastor, priest and rabbi for faith services. And don’t forget Santa; he drops in to get the kiddos’ wish lists.  

These are just two examples you can do with Disney Travel. Look up my other articles or reach out for more help with your Disney needs.


Tricia Scott is owner of Visit Mickey Vacations, the exclusive travel planners of Northeast Ohio Parent magazine. For a free quote, go to

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