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  • On Jan 19, 2010
    Latisha from CO 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 in early Jan 2011, 2 adults and 6 children. I just don't know where to start! Never been, so it all just seems confusing. And we are on a budget!! Any help?

    Hi Latisha,  As a Mom of 5 myself, I recall how daunting it felt the first time I planned our Walt Disney World vacation for the whole family. Rest assured that you've come to the right place, I am thrilled to be able to help you plan!

    As you've seen, it can be feel overwhelming in the beginning, so lets take this one step at a time :) 

    Good news! I see you've already done the first step: You've decided when you will be vacationing. You've selected January as your travel time, which is great because it's during the value season. Focus on booking Sunday - Thursday which is when the rates are at their lowest.

    Next, have you chosen what Resort you will be staying in? If not, may I suggest you visit this link: HERE. Due to your family size, you will have some restrictions on where you'll be able to stay. You would all fit into a Deluxe Villa. However, because you mentioned a budget, I'm going to instead suggest that you focus on the Value Resorts and reserve 2 connecting rooms. With young children (or only 2 adults in the Party), they are guaranteed to be connecting. We've stayed at Disney's All-Star Sports Resort in connecting standard rooms and had plenty of space. It was nice because we had 2 showers, which as you know, is important with a large family. Also, because there are 8 people in your group, you are a "Grand Gathering". I'd suggest you call a Travel Planner at 407-WDW PLAN. Ask them to price out 2 standard view Value rooms.

    Once you've chosen your accommodations, then we can chat a bit about the different Parks and ticketing options, Dining Plans & more. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the numerous Resort possibilities & choose one that suits your family. Then come back and visit us soon. We'd love to help! Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel!

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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