• On Jun 4, 2013
    Ann 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.

    Going in March 14' with my husband and son (13). I have no idea where to stay with a tweener....We've never been to Disneyworld I need to know which hotel (good/decent priced food), how many days (no water parks)?

    Ann, I know from experience that many questions arise when deciding to book a magical Disney World vacation and there are just so many options when it comes to accommodations and dining, not to mention the issue of deciding how many days your family should plan to visit.  Well, you've come to the right place!

    Have you checked out the official WDW website for ideas on hotels?  Here, you can browse all of the offerings and look at high resolution photos to get a feel for each resort.  It really boils down to a matter of personal taste and also your budget.  There are 3 pricing levels among the WDW hotels: Value, Moderate, and Deluxe so once you determine which one of these will best suit your budget we can easily narrow down the options.

    Same applies to dining.  There are literally HUNDREDS of places to eat around the resort from table service to counter service, right down to food courts and grab 'n' go kiosks.  The value resorts will each have a food court area while the moderates will feature both food courts and table service options. Bumping up to the deluxe level, you will find even find fine signature options.

    I personally like to spend a full week at WDW, but have also vacationed for less days.  To really have the chance to settle in and get a good feel for all the resort has to offer, I think at least 5 days is ideal.  

    Once you decide on your travel dates, hotel category, and length of stay, be sure to write back to  me, Amanda F., and I will happily provide my opinions and tips!  In the meantime, go ahead and order a FREE vacation planning DVD as it will give you a broad look at all of the offerings!
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