All Star Music Pool
  • On Jan 12, 2022
    Shandra from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! What is the best option for a family of 5 to stay at Disney Resort? Kids Ages 11. 12. 14. Can I add an extra bed to my value hotel standard room? Is there an extra cost?

    Salutations, Shandra!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney. It sounds like you're in for a spectacular Walt Disney World Resort adventure with your family in just a few short months! Before you know it, you'll be blasting off to Mars, helping Buzz Lightyear defend the galaxy from Evil Emperor Zurg, and flying off to Neverland with Peter Pan. Your family will get to enjoy all the fun the 50th Anniversary Celebration has to offer, as well as one of my favorite annual events, the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. It's truly a wonderful time to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    I know choosing the perfect Disney Resorts Collection hotel to comfortably accommodate your family is an oh-so important decision. Thankfully, Walt Disney World has many Resort hotel options available for your family of five. You specifically mentioned Value Resort hotels, so I'll start with a couple of those options. When my large family vacations together, these are typically what we go with.  

    Both Disney's Art of Animation Resort and Disney's All Star Music Resort offer Family Suites that sleep up to six, have two bathrooms, and contain kitchenettes. I think a Family Suite is likely your best bet since they offer three beds and everyone would be together in the same room. Alternatively, you could book two separate rooms at a Value Resort and request that they be connecting rooms. The Resort should be able to accommodate this request, which means you would have four beds and two bathrooms to share.

    If you prefer to stay at a Moderate Resort, both Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside offer rooms with a "5th Sleeper" option. These rooms have two queen beds, one child-size pull-down bed, and slightly more space as far as square footage goes. The cost of two connecting rooms at a Value Resort or one room with the 5th Sleeper option at a Moderate Resort is comparable to the cost of booking a Family Suite, so they're all great, budget-friendly options for your family of five.  

    Rollaway beds are available by request and for a small nightly fee at some Disney Resort hotels, but not all of them. Typically, they are not offered at Value Resorts due to the room configuration and potential safety concerns. However, you can always call the friendly Cast Members at 407-939-1936 to inquire further about the availability of rollaway beds at Value Resorts and to ask about other Resorts that may offer them. Keep in mind requests for rollaway beds are not guaranteed, so I suggest you keep this as a backup plan and consider one of the other options I mentioned above.

    Shandra, I hope this helps answer your question. I know whichever Disney Resorts Collection hotel you choose, you're sure to feel right at home and have a magical, memorable vacation with your family of Mouseketeers! Please stop back by planDisney if you have further questions.

    See ya real soon, 
    Alyssa
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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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