How to have 6 people stay at Disney?

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  1. resiii

    resiii Earning My Ears

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    Hi

    This year my GF and I would like to take our combined families to WDW and we have a little problem. I have two boys (14 and 18) and she has a girl (19) and a boy (13). We are trying to figure out the best way to fit everyone in hopefully 2 rooms or some kind of suite (cost may make this prohibitive).

    My boys and I have been to disney every year but this will be her family's first trip so I want to stay on-site so they experience all the magic but I'm not sure what resort and/or room type would work best for us. I know I could just get two rooms, one per family, but I would rather not do that unless I have no other option.

    Everyone gets along so that's not the issue however mixing girls and boys of different families in a room together doesn't seem like a good plan.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. softballmom3

    softballmom3 DIS Veteran

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    Have you considered renting dvc points from someone and getting a 2 bedroom somewhere? You could check out Dave's site to see how much it would be.
     
  4. graceesmom

    graceesmom DIS Veteran

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    There is a deluxe room at Boardwalk Inn that sleeps 6. 2 Queen beds and a queen sleeper sofa.
     
  5. mickeynut1

    mickeynut1 DIS Veteran

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    Two other choices that accommodate 6 are Fort Wilderness Cabins and a deluxe room at the WL (which is club level).
     
  6. rlovew

    rlovew Moderator Moderator

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    Since 2 of the children- 1 girl and 1 boy are at least 18 you have a few choices- that depend a bit on how many beds you need.

    You can get 2 rooms at any resort- put the boys in 1 and the 3 girls stay in the other- most of the time this will mean that 2 of the boys and 2 of the girls will have to sleep in the same double or queen bed - depending on the level of resort chosen.

    You can rent a 2 bedroom DVC room. You will have 1 bedroom with a king bed (I would suggest either the girl and her mother or the 2 mothers get this bed). A bedroom with either a queen bed and a 2nd queen bed/sleeper sofa. If you don't have the king then you should get the queen in this room and your boys can share the sleeper(otherwise if the mom's have the king room put the boys in this room). You will also have a living room with a sleeper sofa and a sleeper chair(if you stay at BLT/AKV/OKW)- whichever kids don't have other beds get these.

    You can get a cabin at Fort Wilderness- not sure of the sleeping arrangements in these.
     
  7. rnhager07

    rnhager07 Earning My Ears

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    What about thevfamily suites at art of animation? Six of us stayed there last summer in a memo room, loved it. Check out you tube for room photos. Food court is great too!
     
  8. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

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    The value family suites at ASMu and AoA will sleep 6 (although the space may be a bit tight for 6 Disney Adults. You would also have a 2nd bathroom and small kitchenette. Ft. Wilderness Cabins will hold all of you as well.

    You could get 6 people into a couple of the Deluxe resorts, but I wouldn't want 6 people sharing one room and one bathroom. DVCs have multi bedroom villas, but would be at the high end of the price scale.

    2 connecting or adjoining value or moderate rooms would not be that much more expensive than an AoA family suite, and would give you a second bathroom as well. The bonus with 2 rooms is that you would have a bit more privacy.
     
  9. iheartdisney

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    They only place I have experience with is the fort wilderness cabins. The back bedroom has a set of bunkbeds and a full size bed and in the living room there is the full size wall bed and the couch. Boys could get the back room, girls in the living room. Plus you could stock up the full kitchen to feed all of those boys without going broke!!
     
  10. nolanboys

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    :thumbsup2I would look at OKW because the rooms are large. You could also look at THV because you would then have 3 bdrm's.
     
  11. Mom2six

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    THV would work nicely if you don't mind being a bit far off from the resort's amenities. My family loved the treehouses at Saratoga Springs Resort. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The "Master" bedroom has its own bathroom, and the other 2 rooms share one. The second bedroom has a double bed, and the third room has bunk beds. The living room couch and chair are both sleepers. The THV sleeps 9.

    OKW is a little cheaper than THV, and they also have a 2 bedroom that has a sleeper couch as well. So you and your girlfriend could have one bedroom, the boys could have the other bedroom, and the teen girl could sleep on the couch bed.

    I don't think the family suites (like at AoA or all-stars Music) would work for your combination of people. It might be cheaper though to get 3 value rooms next to each other. That would provide 6 double beds. The two sets of siblings could each have a room, and you two could have a room.

    Good luck! You'll have a great trip.
     
  12. spiceycat

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    this is probably your best bid.

    in your situation would go for AKV or OKW - AKV standard - has 3 bathroom in their 2-bedroom. OKW has 2-bathrooms.

    blt has 3 bathrooms in the 2-bedroom also - but it is expensive - even standard view is pretty high. if you go with BLT you want dedicated not lock out. lock out is a studio attached to a 1-bedroom - but the studios at BLT are tiny.

    you want a dedicated then you get 2 queen beds in the second bedroom instead of a queen bed and double sleeper sofa.

    in the living room is a queen sleeper sofa and chair bed - twin

    the master has a king bed regardless.

    standard view is much cheaper than savannah view - AKV.
     
  13. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB <font color=teal>I have a raw meat fetish. Who kne

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    If you can afford it, I would get two rooms at a deluxe resort -- club level and request connecting rooms. That's what we did when we had 6 adults and one child in our party. We stayed at GF, but you could swing this very nicely at Wilderness Lodge, which would cost considerably less or you could even look into the new "executive" concierge level service at Coronado Springs resort which would come in at even a lower price. Wilderness Lodge also has rooms with bunk beds so your sister could have one of the rooms with her kids in the bunk beds.

    At GF, there were real queen beds (rather than fold out sleeper sofas) for everyone to sleep in, plus we had two bathrooms, two TVs and we could close one room off if some people wanted to go to sleep and others wanted to watch tv for a while.

    Club level is great for a group because some people can go get breakfast in the lounge while others are using the bathrooms to get ready. Plus, it's nice with a group to have a convenient spot to gather for breakfast, evening drinks and appetizers, etc.

    I would do this rather than get a villa. The villas are very expensive and for the same price (or perhaps even less money) I would prefer the two rooms and club level services (which are particularly nice with teenagers as it gives them snacks through the day and a place to meet other teens).

    I have slept with another adult (both of us not very big) on a pull out sofa at the Beach Club villas and it was terribly uncomfortable. So much so, that we checked out two days early and went back to Portofino Bay resort at Universal where we could all sleep in real queen beds.
     
  14. waynesgirl

    waynesgirl Maleficent is my hero!

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    We were upgraded to a suite at the CR...it was Garden Wing, last building next to lake, but we could see the fireworks and water parade. But, it had a king bed and full bath in 1 dedicated bedroom. It had a 6 person dining table, a queen sleeper sofa and 2 large bed- style sofas. Great space and 1 room, 2 full baths. 2 coffee makers, 2 refridges.
     
  15. resiii

    resiii Earning My Ears

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    Thank you all for the great ideas. I'll start looking into them right away. We've never stayed at WL before so that maybe fun since it will be new to everyone. I'll keep you all updated on how it goes

    Thanks again
     
  16. chloelovesdisney

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    I love to stay onsite but for this group and number of bedrooms needed I'd look into a 3 or 4 bedroom in Bonnet Creek. Teenage boys and girls need their own space, it's nearby, and has nice amenities.
     
  17. VAfamily1998

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    So you said you don't think mixing the male/female non family members is a good idea, but what about you and your GF? Do you plan to share a bed with her, or do you require separate beds, or are you open to either? Not trying to be nosey, just thinking that people might have different suggestions based on your answer. :)
     
  18. KrazeeK120

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    Obviously, every family's situation is unique. Are your kids and her kids close? Or do they just kind of know each other because you two are dating? How long have they known each other? Obviously you do not need to provide me with these answers, but I think they could play a big role in your decision.

    If it were me...I'd get 2 rooms someplace...anyplace. Yes, you and your girlfriend would be separated. I don't know what your typical arrangement is, but that may be best for the comfort of the kids. And it's only for a couple of days.

    That's just MY opinion and like I said, your family situation may dictate something different.
     
  19. resiii

    resiii Earning My Ears

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    Whether my GF and I shared a bed wasn't critical to us on the trip. If it worked out great, if not as you said it's only a few days and we don't usually get to stay together anyway.

    We have been dating for 3 years and the kids all get along well. We just don't see her daughter being comfortable sharing the room with any male (her brother, my sons, etc...) and would like to keep everyone comfortable.

    Most likely we'll end up with 2 rooms with her son sharing with me and my boys to give "the girls" some privacy when needed.

    Thanks for all your suggestions, am looking into them to see if any works well us.
     
  20. Reddy

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    if you need to go cheaper - how about camping??
    I was kinda thinking having an RV with the girl & "adults" staying in it then let the boys share a tent
     
  21. N365PA

    N365PA One little spark of inspiration

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    This definitely gives everyone the best sleeping arrangements. I also am a little biased to the Fort as we camped there at least once a year for the first 18 years of my life. Cant wait to move closer and take my family in a camper to the fort.

    The other ideas of checking on renting DVC points for a 2 bedroom (or family grand villa or whatever they call it) is also a good option.

    Clint
     

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