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Old 01-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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Helping another family plan - family of 5 options?

Forgive me - I know this has been asked a gazillion times - but I have never paid attention because we are a family of 4 - But I am helping a family of 5 plan a trip - What are the on property resort options for a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids ages 3, 5 & 7). TIA!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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Port Orleans Riverside is a nice option.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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POR
the Contemp and Poly.
AoA suites.
and there are always DVC rooms... AKL and BLT are our top choices for 5 people.and Kidani / BLT have 2 bathrooms.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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Dont' forget Beach/Yacht Clubs. They have a nice daybed.

In fact the only deluxe resorts that don't accommodate 5 are the Wilderness and Animal Kingdom lodges?

WE are a family of 5. Our choices have been POR, 2 connecting rooms at a value, one of the deluxe resorts that can take 5, the cabins at Ft. Wilderness or a family suite.
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So family of 5 cannot stay in a regular room at AKL or Wilderness Lodge? but all other Deluxes are an option?
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So family of 5 cannot stay in a regular room at AKL or Wilderness Lodge? but all other Deluxes are an option?
Correct. The Wilderness Lodge has junior suites that include club level service and sleep 6.
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Aliceacc has it right! The list from cheapest to most expensive is right. We are a family of 5 and I have priced it backwards and forwards, and POR is the cheapest option and where we have stayed a few times.

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Aliceacc has it right! The list from cheapest to most expensive is right. We are a family of 5 and I have priced it backwards and forwards, and POR is the cheapest option and where we have stayed a few times, and will have to stay from now on since DD is now over 3yo.

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Thank you for all the fabulous feedback - MUCH appreciated!
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:41 PM   #10
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I think POR is one of the best options on property for a family of five.
POR is also the smallest option, if space is an issue. POR also depends on the ages in your party. If your family of 5 are all over the age of 12 or 13, POR likely will not work. The new murphy beds in the rooms fit for five are smaller than a twin bed and hang below the TV, but are suspended. So, there are height and weight restrictions for these beds and not meant for anyone over the age of 11 or 12. The room size is standard moderate size room and they remove the armoire/dresser to make room for this extra bed, so its short on storage as well. The upside is that its probably the cheapest option for a family of 5.
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My 14 year old son is 5'8" and outweighs me by a decent amount. That trundle or Murphy bed at POR would NOT accomodate him.

For us, it's simply NOT a realistic option.
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