So some quick background. I am taking my family (me, DH, DS18 and DD9) and my youngest sister’s family (DSis, DBil, 3 boys 6,6 &9) to WDW the first week of May in 2022. We will be there for 8 nights and it will be heavy on the thrill rides and Galaxy’s Edge. We will be doing a split stay at the Poly and BWI.
My mom and my other sister would like to go the first week of June in 2022 and have invited DD9 and I. This group would be my mom, my other sister, her DD11 and DS6. It would be a very different trip, much more relaxed with more pool time and fewer thrill rides. It sounds like it will be a trip with emphasis on AK and MK days, maybe a day at Epcot. The tentative plan is AKL (my mom’s dream resort) with a possible split stay at GF since that is my sister’s dream resort.
I am definitely going on the trip in May, but I can’t decide if it is crazy to go on a second trip only a month later. Unfortunately, my sister doesn’t doesn’t have a lot of flexibility with choosing when to go. Her school district’s schedule is crazy, only 1 week off at Christmas and only Thur-Mon off for spring break. The school gives parents a hard time about kids missing any time, so summer break is really the only time she can go other than the week of Christmas or a few days the week of Easter. Early June seems like it would have the best weather when choosing between June, July and August.
Due to the different goals and expectations of what they want on a trip, and some weird family dynamics, I do not think that it’s a good idea to mix these groups. I think there would be tension and no one would end up having the trip they really wanted.
So my questions are: How is the weather during the first part of June? I know it will be hot, but is it totally miserable?
Do you think it will be less special/fun having trips so close together? In my ideal world they would be 6 months apart.
For anyone who has done something like this, were your kids able to enjoy a second trip close together, or did they melt down and make you wish you’d saved your money?
Anything else I should consider?