• On Jan 20, 2010
    James 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.

    can someone help plan a trip the cheapest way for a family of six

    Hi James, We have a family of 7 so I can understand your desire to stretch your Disney dollar.

    First, what I recommend is that your check out the various Disney Value Resorts. Click: HERE . Your most economical option will be to rent 2 connecting, standard view Value rooms. With 2 adults and 4 children, you would be guaranteed connecting rooms. You'll have 2 showers, which as you know, is always great for a large family.

    I answered a very similar question not to long ago, so rather than repeat all of that information I will provide you with a link: SEE HERE . Sharing some of that information in a link allows me more space to tell you about other money saving options.

    I'd recommend a Base Ticket as compared to a Park Hopper if you are trying to save money. There is more than enough to see in each Park to take up a whole day. In fact, we generally spend 2 days in each Park whenever possible. This will save you a considerable amount of money when it's for 6 people.

    In addition, I suggest bringing snacks for the kids into the Parks. We always keep peanut-butter crackers, goldfish, etc on hand, as well as bottled water.

    Keep an eye out for Special Offers. Often in the summer and early Fall, Disney offers it's immensely popular "Free Dining" promotion. As the name suggests, your entire family would receive Disney's basic dining plan for free with a magic-your-way package. This is a fantastic deal.

    I hope this gives you some ideas. Please look over the links I sent and let me know if I can answer any other follow up questions you may have.

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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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