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Hocus_Pocus
06-23-2011, 08:05 PM
I am planning a trip to Disney, but need to find a place for a large family. pointers please.

Hocus_Pocus
06-23-2011, 08:16 PM
do the resorts cater to age groups? I have 7 children. DS (3 x3) DS 5 , DS 5, DS 8, DS 9 and one unknown. what resort would kids this age enjoy most?

Pastamom
06-23-2011, 08:34 PM
You'd probably be better off with a vacation home. All Star vacations homes has been great for us.

Hocus_Pocus
06-23-2011, 08:37 PM
the all star has vacation homes?

Lucky'sMom
06-23-2011, 08:40 PM
We really enjoy the Wyndham Bonnet Creek resort, and feel it is a great place for a large family. Check on the thread on it on the Orlando Hotels and Attractions board.

mmeb144
06-23-2011, 08:40 PM
Check out this link for information about All Star Vacation Homes:

http://allears.net/acc/vhomes.htm

They are lovely homes close to WDW, not on property.

3pletprincesses
06-23-2011, 08:41 PM
the other option would be 2 rooms at one of the value resort. we stayed at Bonnet Creek last month and really enjoyed our stay

ziggystardust
06-23-2011, 08:45 PM
if you want to stay on property, you'd probably have to go with a large DVC rental. Which could be costly. I'd agree with the vacation home rentals off site. My sister in law, husband, 2 kids and grandma stayed in one for a 1/4 of the cost and had enough room to invite us down as well (even though we couldn't go)

Hocus_Pocus
06-23-2011, 08:48 PM
I had considered 2 rooms, but with 7 kids a husband, mother in law and close friend there isn't any way we could do 2 rooms. I can check out the houses. It is probably for the best.

Hocus_Pocus
06-23-2011, 08:50 PM
what are the crowds like in november?

ziggystardust
06-23-2011, 08:56 PM
oct thru early dec are usually the best times to do. weather wise and crowd wise. with the new, sometimes free dining plan in the sept/oct/nov months, it can get a little more crowded, but from my experience, nothing like summer or holiday weeks.

as long as its not a holiday week, you should be good

Hocus_Pocus
06-23-2011, 08:59 PM
that is wonderful. I was hoping it would be like that. I will find a place over the next day or two and start making the children their clothes.

M&N
06-23-2011, 09:06 PM
Check out the Creative DISigns forum for some great ideas for shirts.

Hocus_Pocus
06-23-2011, 09:07 PM
what kind of designs do they have?

Hocus_Pocus
06-23-2011, 09:08 PM
I am very funny about the pictures on my kids clothes.

M&N
06-23-2011, 09:16 PM
They can do just about anything Disney...very creative. You could have the whole family have shirts on alike. They would even do names.

SCHBR'smom
06-23-2011, 09:18 PM
Hi, Hocus Pocus! I just wanted to say I love you li'l skunk!

Hocus_Pocus
06-23-2011, 09:19 PM
isnt it so cute. If I could make it a pet I would.

SCHBR'smom
06-23-2011, 09:21 PM
I bet the kids would LOVE that!

Hocus_Pocus
06-23-2011, 09:29 PM
I am sure they would. they have every animal around.

SCHBR'smom
06-23-2011, 10:09 PM
I've been trying to think of some advice for you and the best I can think of is to bring snacks into the park with you. It saves quite a bit to hand hungry kids a granola bar instead of buying a Snack every time they are hungry. HTH

lovemy4sweeties
06-23-2011, 11:14 PM
We have 5 kids, and this is where we're going to stay in Oct/Nov. We're renting a 3 bedroom condo.

http://www.vacationcentralflorida.com/



We went to WDW 3 years ago and camped at Fort Wilderness. We went in November which had low season rates. I think it was about $45 per night for our campsite (up to 10 people). It was great! We loved the campground. We didn't get to spend a lot of time there because we were so busy, but I can't think of one thing that we didn't like about it :) .

Halloweenqueen
06-23-2011, 11:27 PM
We usually go with our large family, plus some extended family. You can find some excellent deals with vacation homes. Plenty of room and very affordable.

Go to www.vrbo.com or www.homeaway.com

I would recommend the Kissimmee area. There are many subdivisions like Windsor Hills, Rolling Hills, etc that you will find big homes.

crazelion
06-23-2011, 11:40 PM
I would check out some two bed room suite hotels that sleep up to 8 people. I have family of five now with 3 kids. We stay of the lights Springhill Suites, Residence Inn, Staybridge suites and some resorts condos now. I like a place with free breakfast to feed the kids and that save on meals if breakfast taken care of.

Just to keep the peace the room must have 2 tvs , a pool and free wi-fi.

marie1203
06-23-2011, 11:44 PM
It all depends in your budget and what you are looking for. If you want to stay on-property you are looking at $1600 a night for a three bedroom villa. Offsite there is many choices of rental homes and condos.

lovemy4sweeties
06-23-2011, 11:54 PM
It all depends in your budget and what you are looking for. If you want to stay on-property you are looking at $1600 a night for a three bedroom villa. Offsite there is many choices of rental homes and condos.

Wow, I had no idea that's how much it would be to stay on site. We're hoping to have another little one by the next time we visit WDW....I guess we'll always be offsiters......or Fort Wildernessers :) .