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  • On Aug 11, 2011
    Chrissy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are coming in October 22nd - 29th. Our free dining doesn't begin until October 23rd. We are wanting to stay at a cheaper neighborhood hotel for the 22nd then shuttle/taxi over to Carribean Beach on 23rd. Can't afford it for the first day. Suggestions?

    Hi Chrissy!

    Our family often uses this same strategy to save some money on our vacation! Typically, we choose to stay at a Walt Disney World Value resort like Pop Century. This way we can take use Magical Express to travel from Orlando International Airport to our hotel for free.

    When we need to transfer to our second resort, we can use bell services to transport our luggage for us. Bell Services at any Disney Resort will transfer your luggage to your new resort while you can head over, check in, and receive your park tickets. Then you can head off to the parks while your luggage is taken care of.

    For your first reservation, you'll want to make a reservation for a "room only" stay. This will allow you to enjoy a low rate without purchasing tickets or the dining plan.

    Its also a great idea to keep an eye on the Special Offers Page to see if a discount is announced for your first night. It never hurts to save a few more dollars!

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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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