Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 24, 2012
    Melody from FL 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.

    I am planning a trip to Disney on Feb. 28th. It will be 2 adults and 3 kids ages 4,2 and 5 months. I am a Florida resident and we will be getting the 3 day pass for $99 each. Is it cheaper to stay in an on site hotel or stay off site?

    Hi Melody,

    I recently moved to Central Florida and am so excited to be able to make use of Disney's wonderful Florida Resident discounts.  As for what resorts are less expensive, it depends.  Florida residents are often eligible for discounts on resort stays as well.  Click HERE for the most up-to-date Florida resident discount information.  Disney's Value Resorts are very competitive with many similar off-property locations.  Off-property, you will find a huge variety of lodging options, from budget motels, to deluxe, five-star resorts.  You could easily find accommodations that are more expensive than Disney resorts.  I find the convenience of staying on-property, especially being able to make use of Disney transportation to and from the parks, to be a huge benefit.  In addition, the wonderful theming and amenities help ensure that your vacation continues when you head back to your room.  The lobbies, resort pools and dining areas are wonderfully decorated, and make you feel as though you haven't left the parks!

    Whichever option you pick, have a magical trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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