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carly chloe
10-10-2008, 07:33 PM
Where is the cheapest place to stay with 2 adults- 3 children. The youngest is 3 and it seems a shame to spend so much more money when she can just sleep with us. We are on a strict budget. Thanks.

kat3668
10-10-2008, 07:47 PM
Your best bet would be Port orleans river side... or you could get two rooms in a value.

carly chloe
10-10-2008, 07:59 PM
How do you know when their free dining starts next year? That is when we plan on going next year.

kat3668
10-10-2008, 08:07 PM
They generally release the dates for free dining in April (usually second week of AUG thru SEPT) if they are offering FD next year. With the way free dining has been extended this year... who knows, they may offer it a few times next year. :goodvibes

Rylee
10-10-2008, 08:45 PM
Where is the cheapest place to stay with 2 adults- 3 children. The youngest is 3 and it seems a shame to spend so much more money when she can just sleep with us. We are on a strict budget. Thanks.

Hi, accommodations for 5 people, all over age 3, lowest going up in cost -

Port Orleans Riverside - 1 room
Value Resorts - 2 rooms
All-Star Music - Family Suite
Fort Wilderness Cabins
(more options available, but get quite costly.)

One of the biggest cost factors is time of travel. If your travel dates are flexible, try to travel during one of Disney's "Value" seasons. For example - During 2009, the same room that goes for $82/night during Value Season at a Value Resort, will go for $135 (or higher on weekends) during Hoildays Season.

Consider AAA, if you don't already have it.

Watch this site, and the mousesavers site, for discount codes to be released.

minnie61650
10-10-2008, 11:15 PM
Here is a little info about the Family Suites at All Star Music:

I love the pool activies and nightly movie they show on a large inflatable screen by the Calypso ( main) pool.

Here is a photo of the sign with posted activities for June 2008:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/ActivitiesatASMupool.jpg

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The Family Suites start at $184 a night duing the 2008 value season.

(FW Cabins run about $70 more a night than a Family Suite. If you rent a golf cart for easier transportation in the FW area than you need to figure about $50 more a day for the golf cart rental)


Most of the Disney resorts (excluding DVC) charge extra for more than 2 adults in a room.
The Family Suites do not charge extra for extra adults.
1-6 adults can stay in the Family Suites for the same et price.
The Family Suites have discounts available also so if you keep your eyes open you just may snag a great deal.

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Family Suite info:

DH and I stayed in a Family Suite at All Star Music ( a value resort) in Sept. of 2006.

We really enjoyed the Queen size bed, the kitchenette with the microwave, having a sofa and cushioned chair to sit on and relax after a day at the parks before retiring for the evening.

I thought the pullouts very comfortable.

They are designed so the back cushion and seat cushion of the pullout support the pullout. There is no metal bar to hurt the sleepers back.

Info thread--Pullouts in Family Suites at ASMU with photos of how the pullout is supported.

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?p=18100990#post18100990

Here is the layout of the Family Suites:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a175/minnie61650/ASMusic_FamSuite_layout.jpg

They:

-Sleep up to 6 (plus one child under age 3 in a Pak-n-Play crib)
-Studio amenities and separate sleeping areas giving more privacy than a standard room.
-Queen bed, full-size pullout sofa, convertible ottoman & chair sleepers
The pullout chair and large ottoman each pull out into standard size twin beds.
(4 separate sleepers)
-Private master bedroom and family room have 27 flat CRT TV and high speed Internet access.
-Kitchenette with microwave, small refrigerator (4.3 cu. ft) and coffee pot
-Two-full bathrooms


Here is my review of the Suites:

www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=17640774&postcount=7

For more photos and info please see this info thread:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1392879

Have fun at Disney wherever you choose to stay!:wizard:

trainingupmy4princes
10-12-2008, 01:46 AM
We were a family of 6 but one was a baby on our first on-site trip. We also went during free dining and were looking for least expensive rooms. :goodvibes We found that one room at POR (only mod that will sleep over 4) was less expensive than 2 value rooms. Now some people think it's not enough space but we did fine. The plus is that we had a nice food court and table service at our hotel instead of just a foodcourt. My boys also loved having a slide at the pool so the space was less important to us.:)