Question on ticket purcahsing
Hello all - new to the forums, and am looking for help with a question about getting tickets.
I had my first WDW trip last fall, with my wife and (then) 4-year old, We went with my cousin and her husband and their 3 kids, 12, 8, and 5. My cousin planned the entire trip out for us, lodging, tickets, etc. We were more or less along for the ride.
We had such a great time, we started planning another trip back with the same group, adding both my parents and my wife's. That trip is a full week, and we'll be going in December.
Last month, the wife and I decided we needed a little get-away, so we are planning a short WDW run the first week in May, going down on a Monday, coming back on Friday, just the wife, little one and I. We're looking forward to it because we're staying @ a Disney Resort, which we didn't do last time (Nick Hotel) and aren't doing in Dec. (renting a house).
Now to the question part - I was getting ready to book the package through Disney.com, getting the room (@ Port Orleans) and the tickets all at once. After doing some reading though, it seems that it might be a better deal to book just the room now, and buy 10-day non-expiring tickets that we can use on this trip, as well as the trip in December.
Money-wise this seems like a no-brainer, but I'm wondering if there are any pitfalls or 'gotchas' that I'm not seeing or thinking of in getting the 10-day tickets now.
Thanks much for any advice.