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Old 12-18-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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Short stay in Orlando area

Hello Disney Fans,

Just found out some great news that I am going to be in Orlando for a conference for work in early March. My wife is even more excited!
So we have started to discuss "piggy backing" onto my work trip.
We have done Disney many times onsite and recently the last few years we have done Windsor Hills offsite. We like both, but now we are looking at doing 5 days 4 nights of family time before going to the hotel in Orlando where my work conference will be.

Wondering if anyone has any advice for discounts or pricing options the first week of March if it is best to stay onsite (we have 2 daughters ages 4 and 1.5)
or to do it offsite? We would do 3 parks most likely (hold off on Epcot for now).

I just checked a few listings in Windsor Hills for a 3BR condo it would be $129 a night and haven't checked out onsite prices yet (Pop century has been our destination of choice previously on site).

Thanks for any insight!
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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I would always choose on site to off. We've tried both, and it's just our preference. I prefer to take Disney transportation, and the ability to have a mid day break, also not have to deal with Orlando traffic.

A good web site to look into is Mousesavers.com. They have a chart of historical discounts for the past 5 yrs for all discounts WDW released. For what time of year and when they were released.

A good alternative are the DTD resort area hotels. For a 1 night pre pkg, (we decided at last moment to arrive a day early) we stayed at the DTD Doubletree. They are all 1 bedroom large suites, got a great promo code from Mousesavers that included breakfast. The DTD hotels have their own transportation, and the busses run continually every 30 min.
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