• On Jul 18, 2017
    Cristine from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Cruise April 1. Want 2 days in the parks for my sons bday (3/30, he'll be 8), I don't want to spend a fortune on a resort since I'm doubting we'll spend much time there as such a short visit,debating staying off property to save, any rec

    Hi Christine,

    How exciting you are planning a land and sea vacation. They are my favorite! Let me help you with some tips.

    I am all for saving Disney Dollars. Typically, I prefer the comfort of a moderate Resort hotel like Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. But for a short trip, the value Resort hotels are perfect. Some hotels like Disney's Pop Century Resort have recently been refurbished and look awesome. The Benefits for Disney Resort Hotel Guests are tremendous, like Disney's Magical Express and Extra Magic Hours. Add booking FastPass+ 60 days in advance, and you get a perfect formula to maximize time.

    If you are sailing on one of the Disney Cruise Line ships out of Port Canaveral, you have the option to add bus transfers between your Disney Resort hotel and the port. They will even take care of your luggage for you. And if you are flying out of Orlando International Airport after your cruise, they can take you directly there too.

    One last tip: if you are sailing with one of the other lines, you can pick up a Car Rental from Alamo Rent-A-Car or National Car Rental at the Car Care Center. Happy planning!
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