• On Apr 21, 2017
    Kelli from MI 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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    What would be the least expensive deluxe resort for 7 people? We are thinking of upgrading when we go in September.

    Hi Kelli,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for bringing this question to us!

    This is an excellent but tough question. Prices can change depending on availability, season and special offers. In the past, I have stayed at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. All of them are beautiful resorts with fantastic amenities and great service. 

    First, I suggest that you decide how you want to divide your party (if at all). At Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa we had a two-bedroom villa that could sleep up to eight guests. What I loved most about the villa was the washer and dryer. It may sound crazy, but it was fantastic to have access to our own washer and dryer while on vacation. I also enjoyed having a full kitchen. When I have checked Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa in the past, the prices have been better than some other Deluxe Villa or Deluxe Resorts but not always.

    Since we love to stay at a resort on the monorail, my family prefers Disney's Contemporary Resort. To save money, we stay in the Garden Wing. The Garden Wing room building is close to the main tower but some of the Garden Wing rooms are farther away.  If you choose the Garden Wing, just check a Resort Map to get a sense of your room location. Bay Lake Tower is also adjacent to Disney's Contemporary Resort but, when I have checked, prices have been more expensive than the Garden Wing.

    Once you decide if you want to share a suite/villa or divide into multiple rooms, it may be easier to determine the price difference between resorts and to make a decision.

    Happy Planning!


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