Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 18, 2011
    Hollie from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am trying to decide whether or not to stay on Disney grounds. Has anyone gone to Walt Disney World and stayed off Disney grounds vs. on? I have a party of 8 which includes myself and husband, grandma and grandpa and 4 children under 7 years of age.

    Hi Hollie!

    I've had the experience of staying on and off property, and honestly I prefer to stay on site, but that is probably just because we have favorite hotels and like to stay close to the magic! 

    Staying off site is a good option for those trying to save money on accommodations.  One particular time we stayed off site as a party of 13. 

    I suggest taking a look at your budge first, then pricing out some offers from, and seeing what fits within your budget.  If you'd rather spend your accommodations budget on other experiences, then I'd look into staying off site!  I hope this helps!

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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