Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 24, 2012
    Kim from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am bringing my family to wdw end of 5/2012. There are 7 adults & 5 kids (infant -8yrs) we have never been. We will be staying 5 days &4 night. I want the most for my money. Where is the best place to stay for first timers on a budget?

    Hi, Kim!  This sounds like a great vacation shaping up!  I love it when the whole gang travels together!

    There are a few ways that you can go, especially if everyone gets along.  For the truly budget conscious, I would say you should consider a family suite.  Disney's brand new Art of Animation resort is set to begin opening in May, so you could be one of the first guests to stay in these family oriented suites.  You will have a separate master bedroom, and multiple convertible options in the living area, giving you sleeping accommodations for six people.  The suites also include two full bathrooms, which help expedite showers in the morning, You'll also have a kitchenette area, with microwave and mini-fridge.  The suites opening in May are the Finding Nemo themed suites, and they are SO cute!  Also available in this same price range are the All Star Music family suites, which have a similar layout and can also accommodate six guests.

    Another option I'd recommend on a budget are the cabins at Fort Wilderness.  This is "camping" at its best, with a fully appointed cabin that includes all the comforts of home (including a full kitchen).  You'll have sleeping accommodations for six and a deck, picnic table, and charcoal grill.  This is a little bit pricier than the family suites, but you may be able to keep the budget under control by doing some of your own cooking.

    I hope this helps get your planning started!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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