Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 1, 2013
    Stacey Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning 2nd trip.Loved your panel when planning 1st time! 2 adults, 3 kids: 14, 12 & 8. What onsite hotel room choices would be the most economical? When typically would be best time to go if on a close budget-late July, or February? Thank you!

    Hi, Stacey!

    Families of five have quite a few options when planning a stay in WDW; let's take a look!

    In the post Rooms for 5 Guests or More, you'll see a great explanation of your options. The most economical of these is most likely Disney's All-Star Music Resort, which comes with a kitchenette (as does Disney's Art of Animation Resort.) Not only will these resorts save Guests $ on a reservation for 5, by ensuring that only one room will be needed, but you'll also save $ by being able to prepare light meals in your room, as needed.

    When we travel to WDW, we eat breakfast in our room every day, with the exception of one character meal. We bring bread, peanut butter, jelly, cereal and pastries, then pick up milk, butter, etc., at the resort shop. We're saving money and everyone isn't grumpy waiting for the last person to wake up so that we can get something for our grumbly tummies. Works really well on both fronts!

    There are Moderate and Deluxe Resorts which can accommodate families of five in one room, too, Stacey, but the price will vary at that point. For comparison, I suggest that you put together a package in one resort online, then do the same with another. This will let you know what's the best value for your family.

    Send more questions as you research your resort options, Stacey; I love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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