Mom And Son On Run
  • On Sep 2, 2012
    Kelly from WI 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.

    Have only stayed on grounds MANY times. May have 2 other families with us this time that has more of a budget. Is there an off ground resorts that has shuttle buses & disney deals that you can recomend ?

    Hi Kelly!  I always like to encourage guests who are looking for a budget hotel close by to really check into the Disney value resorts to compare costs. When you sit and see what you get when staying on property versus staying off you are usually very comparable in the pricing.

    Disney is constantly having specials and if they don't directly check with Disney Visa, AAA, or Passholders if you have one of those. You did not mention the dates of your visit but you can check HERE for the fall specials that are being run.

    Your next best choice would be one of the Swan or Dolphin hotels. They associate with Disney so you can enjoy some of the perks but they do run specials on their own. Click HERE to read more. They are located in a great location next to the Epcot park.

    Also check with the Downtown Disney outside hotels. They have some Disney perks but are run independently so you won't have the free transportation to and from airports, package pickups, extended hours etc.  There is also the Bonnet Creek resorts which are close to check with them.  Please remember that when you book with an outside hotel and they offer free park transportation it at best is sporadic. You lose the ability to come and go as you please from the parks and at the mercy of standing and waiting for their shuttle. When traveling with a large group you will always have some who need to return at different times.

    Also just check out the Treehouse Villas as well as the resort villa properties that offer two bedrooms as you might be able to share costs which helps bring the pricing down.
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