Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 20, 2013
    Peggi Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We want to come back to WDW in 2015 at Spring Break. We went last Spring Break 2012 and had a blast. However, we stayed offsite and were not to impressed with that choice. Need some budget friendly hotel options and reviews. Want tto be close to MK.

    Hi Peggi,

    The resorts that are closest to main theme parks are deluxe resorts, so I wouldn't classify them as budget friendly. The least expensive resort close to Magic Kingdom would be Wilderness Lodge. it's a short boat ride or bus ride away. It has a lovely pool, a beautiful lobby, and some great dining options on site.

    As the name implies, the value resorts are the most budget friendly. They're also the furthest from the main parks and have the least amenities. However, they are brightly colored and fun. Pop Century is a favorite of mine. The new Art of Animation is beautiful as well.

    If you're looking for something in between, consider Port Orleans. It's not necessarily close to Magic Kingdom. In fact, it's closest to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. But as far as mid-range resorts go, it's my favorite.

    The best part about staying at a WDW Resort is that you can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours. On select days, you can enter certain parks 1 hour earlier or stay later than regular guests. It's amazing how much more you get to experience with that extra time.

    Hope this helps Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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