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Old 10-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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Best Resort for family of 5

I have not posted in a while and this may have already been posted. My husband and I usually go to disney every year. We were married there. Next year will be our Fifth anniversary and we would like to go again. But we have a new situation. This year we were unable to go to Disney do to the addition of four teenagers to our family. One went off to college this fall and do not care to go to Disney. He just interested in doing college stuff. That is fine but the other three want to go to Disney.

Which resort will be comfortable for my husband and I with three teenagers? There ages are 16,15, and 13. We are new to this parenting stuff but we will like to have nice time for us and for the kids. I prefer a on property Disney resort but will consider other resorts. Thanks for all your help.

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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I have not posted in a while and this may have already been posted. My husband and I usually go to disney every year. We were married there. Next year will be our Fifth anniversary and we would like to go again. But we have a new situation. This year we were unable to go to Disney do to the addition of four teenagers to our family. One went off to college this fall and do not care to go to Disney. He just interested in doing college stuff. That is fine but the other three want to go to Disney.

Which resort will be comfortable for my husband and I with three teenagers? There ages are 16,15, and 13. We are new to this parenting stuff but we will like to have nice time for us and for the kids. I prefer a on property Disney resort but will consider other resorts. Thanks for all your help.

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Not sure what your budget is, but as far as on property I would suggest 2 rooms at either a value or mod, or a suite at All Stars Music or the new Art of Animation. That way you will have 2 bathrooms and separate sleeping areas from the teens.
Off property I would suggest Bonnet Creek. They have 1-4 BR condos and are on WDW property (near CB, I think). We had friends who stayed there a few years back and loved it. We are trying it ourselves in 10 days. My DH is looking forward to having some space to move around in! We are staying in a 2BR Deluxe (which has 2 baths) for $837 for the week. We rented through vacation strategy.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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Old Key West and Animal Kingdom Kidani Villas one bedrooms sleep 5 - there is a sleeper sofa and sleeper chair (twin size) in the living room, and then there's a separate master suite with a king bed - Kidani might be better as the one bedroom has an extra full bathroom for the teens, while you get your own with a huge shower and jacuzzi tub.
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With three teens, I agree that a second bathroom would be a priority, so two rooms at one of the AS or a suite at AoA sound like your best option. If you're not planning to spend a lot of time at the hotel, consider POR, which can can sleep 5 and would be less expensive.
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We have been taking our 4 kids to WDW for years. Two bathrooms is a must once they get to the age of needing privacy!
This next trip our oldest and her hubby are not coming with us, so the kids going will be 19, 17, and 15. We will be staying in a Lion King suite (their choice) at Art of Animation. We can't wait!
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Get a deluxe villa (i.e. DVC) room, and if you rent points it will be a lot cheaper.
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Get a deluxe villa (i.e. DVC) room, and if you rent points it will be a lot cheaper.
If I had three teenage boys, I'd think this would be the best option. Maybe the only option! LOL. I'd probably spring for a two bedroom, too, so that each boy had his own bed to sleep on. I guess unless your sons (?) are OK with sharing a bed with each other? I think any other option mentioned is going to have two of the boys sharing a bed. Granted, my experience with teenage boys is lacking (not having ever been a teenage boy, and not having one myself), so maybe they're OK sharing a bed?
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