We are finally starting to really plan this summer's trip. We've got emails out to family members that we hope to see along the way, in regards to availability. So we're not set in stone or even close to it!
One stop we hope to make is in Orlando, FL. I haven't been there since 1980 (Navy Boot Camp), so I am familiar with the weather in the summer (hot and humid). However I am sure everything else has changed.
We want to spend 3 days in Walt Disney World - Epcot and Animal Kingdom mostly (since we have been to California's Disneyland plenty). We know we can get a steal of a deal on a 4-day park hopper through the military. The other day, hubby wants to go to Harry Potter World which I understand is at Universal's Island's of Adventure.
Since this is a summer trip, we are thinking motel reservations in that area (though we usually fly by the seat of our pants). Where would it be recommended to stay? I was thinking 3 or 4 nights on property at WDW then somewhere else near Universal. But there may be other options open. Note that I am looking for suggestions of areas rather than specific hotels. BUDGET is definitely a consideration!!!
Second question regards Maine....specifically, Acadia. It's a National Park, so should we have reservations at a motel somewhere outside of the park?
Third question regards Philadelphia....we will be in that neck of the woods on July 4th. Are we crazy to think of going to Independence Hall on the 4th itself???