Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 17, 2011
    Kerri from TX 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.

    DH & I are usually all about a bargain but decided to do Disney "big." We booked the Boardwalk Inn for Sept. Our frugal side wonders if we should downsize. What are the advantages to a deluxe? What would we miss by staying at moderate or even

    My husband and I are constantly battling our "frugal" sides, too.  Pesky, isn't it? ;)

    There are quite a few advantages to staying deluxe, but depending upon your vacation preferences they may or may not be worth the splurge for you.  The perks of staying in a deluxe resort are:
    -on site sit-down restaurant
    -queen sized beds as opposed to double
    -simplified transportation (monorail, walking distance, boat) at some of the deluxe resorts
    -quaint theming details
    -upgraded pools
    -refrigerator in your room
    -most deluxe resort rooms sleep five as opposed to four

    As you can see, there are a number of amenities that come hand-in-hand with staying deluxe.  It's not worth it for everyone, though.  To help decide if it's worth it for you, you should consider how much time you plan to spend exploring your resort/hanging out by the pool.  Also, if you are not patient types, you might find it's convenient to be able to use a form of transportation other than the bus.  Good luck with your decision!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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