• On Jul 18, 2017
    Amanda 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.

    We are new foster parents so our family has grown. We want to take our next trip late 2018 or the beginning 2019. I was wondering what most large families found most cost effective for the resorts. Stay in 2 rooms or get a family suite?

    Hi, Amanda!

    Congratulations on your growing family. Everyone is sure to have a magical experiences during your visit to Walt Disney World!

    Generally, 2 standard rooms at a Value Resort will be about the same price as a Family Suite. (Value Family Suites available at All-Star Music and Art of Animation.) The 2 standard rooms will sleep up to 8 guests (4 per room) and a Family Suite will sleep up to 6 guests. If you have that 6th or 7th guest, then opt for the 2 rooms. If 6 guests or less, you might prefer the Family Suite since this has the added convenience of a kitchenette including a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Currently, the standard rooms at Value Resorts only have the mini-fridge (**newly renovated rooms at Value Resort Pop Century now have coffee makers).

    To keep costs down, when booking any resort hotel room, choose the "standard view" as these will be the least expensive. When choosing park tickets, opt for base tickets without the park hopper option which will increase the ticket price. Finally, keep checking the available Special Offers to see if you can find a discount for your travel dates.

    You still have time until you begin booking your travel  plans, but it is never to soon to start researching and dreaming of your magical vacation that awaits!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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