US Airways offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Orlando, with mid-January fares currently starting at $110 round trip.
WHERE TO STAY
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside
1251 Riverside Dr.
Lake Buena Vista
A Louisiana-themed resort prettily situated along a river. Value season 2013 royal guest room rates from $192.
WHERE TO EAT
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter
Yes, it’s hectic, but it offers plenty of reasonably priced options to fortify yourself for a day at the parks. Try the beignets, six for $4.29.
Be Our Guest
Dinner reservations will be hard to come by at this “Beauty and the Beast”-themed restaurant in the Beast’s castle in the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland, so check it out during the quick-service lunch hours. Lunch entrees from around $10.
WHAT TO DO
Walt Disney World Resort
Off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando
New Fantasyland is in the Magic Kingdom. The other theme parks are Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. One-day admission for one park is $89, but prices are higher if you want to jump between parks and lower if you buy multi-day tickets. Room and ticket packages also available.