Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 7, 2010
    Diana from NC 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.

    Hi Panel! Planning trip spring 2011for my family (me, DH,DS8, DS9) and close family friend at deluxe resort. Trying to decide between reserving 2 rooms or a suite. Which would be most economical ? Which would you recommend and at which resort?Maybe Poly?

    Hi, Diana!  Have you thought about maybe reserving a villa at one of the Disney Vacation Club resorts? The resorts are open to anyone, and have a very deluxe feel to them.  For a party this size, you could do a two bedroom villa or one of the treehouse villas located near Saratoga Springs Resort.  

    Depending on dates, the two bedroom villas can start at about $675 per night.  They include a full kitchen - including dishwasher, microwave, full sized refrigerator, oven/stove, all of your pots, pans, plates, and utensils.  You will also have a washer and dryer, which can be a huge money saver if you are paying for luggage to be checked in on the plane!  We also like to stock our refrigerator with drinks, snacks, and some breakfast items so that can also be a money saver.

    The master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub, a king sized bed, desk, and television.  The second bedroom has two double beds, another bathroom, and a television.  There is also a fold out sofa in the living room.

    Deluxe resorts start at about $350 per night per room, but suite rates that would accommodate a party of five or more can run anywhere from about double that to upwards of $2000 per night, depending on when you go and what type of accommodation you are looking for.

    For a more economical deluxe experience, I find Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness Lodge to be slightly less expensive than the monorail resorts - the Contemporary, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian.

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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