Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Aug 14, 2008
    Amanda from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, Im wondering what will be the better value and will save me money, a cabin at Ft. Wilderness, or a value room. It will be 3 adults and 3 kids ages 5,6,and8.Do you think we could all squeeze in 1 value room with a rollaway?Traveling in 8/09 Thanks!

    You could NOT have six people in a regular value room. For fire regulations, occupancy in these rooms is limited to four people, plus one child under the age three in a crib. And even that is tight. Roll away beds are not available, and at only 260 square feet for the entire room, there wouldn't be space for it.

    The cheapest on-site accommodations for a family of six would be two connecting rooms at one of the value resorts. A close second would be a Family Suite at the All Star Music Resort. You can read all about this HERE. The cabins at Fort Wilderness would be slightly more expensive still. Prices can change, but a recent price for a cabin during the least expensive season was $255 per night. Compare this with $164 for two connecting value rooms, or $184 for the Family Suite. (Again, prices can change.)

    While two rooms is the least expensive option from a pure room-cost standpoint, the Family Suite has a kitchenette and the cabins have a full kitchen. You could perhaps save a bit of money on dining if you used these facilities to cook a few meals yourself, making these rooms a better overall value.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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