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  • On Aug 16, 2023
    Colton from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What resort is the cheapest for a family of 5

    Hiya Colton!

    Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad you decided to ask us a question. 

    Staying in the magic is absolutely fantastic. Each Disney Resort hotel offers unique theming, dining options, and complimentary transportation to and from the theme parks! It's so much fun to explore your resort, play by the pool, and enjoy recreational activities like Movie Under the Stars! You'll also be able to enter all four theme parks 30 minutes earlier than regular hours, thanks to Early Theme Park Entry. I'm elated to hear you're thinking about staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel

    One of the best parts about planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is you can personalize it to your budget. By booking a Vacation Package, you opt for theme park tickets and a Disney Resort hotel stay. After paying a deposit towards your package, you can pay off the remainder of the balance on your own time until the final payment is due, typically 30 days before your check-in date.

    Colton, let's discuss budget-friendly Disney Resort hotel options for your family of five! 

    First, I recommend you check out the Family Suites at Disney's All-Star Music Resort. They have one Queen Bed and two Queen-Size Pull Down Beds and can sleep up to six adults. This option will be the most cost-effective, and I suggest you check the Special Offers, Deals & Discounts page because you may find more savings there! And if there is no offer for your travel dates yet, keep an eye out because you can often apply an eligible discount to your current booking.  

    Another great option, which may be a bit more expensive, is checking out the Family Suites at Disney's Art of Animation Resort! These are so adorably themed; you'll also have the added bonus of riding the Disney Skyliner to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios from this Resort hotel! My kids love the Disney Skyliner so much; it feels like its own attraction.

    A bit more expensive than that, you'll find both Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort to be budget-friendly and offer a 5th sleeper option. When my cousin's family of five visited, they chose to stay at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside and loved it. The rooms consist of two Queen Beds and one Child-Size Pull-Down Bed, which worked well for her 10-year-old Mouseketeer.

    If you're visiting with little ones, be sure to use the Baby Care Centers. There is one in all four theme parks, and the centers provide a comfortable place to feed and change little ones. 

    There's something for everyone when visiting Walt Disney World Resort, Colton! And if you have little ones that don't wish to, or cannot, ride certain attractions, check out the Rider Switch service, which has been absolutely wonderful for my family when my Mouseketeers were younger.

    Wishing you an enchanting visit, Colton!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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