I am in the early stages of planning a vacation for my 18th birthday. I want to go in either October or November. I could wait and save a bit more and go for Pop Century, But I am thinking, Would it be better just to stay offsite somewhere ? If so where is the nicest and closest budget hotel near Disney ? I am wanting to save as much on lodging as possible. To leave room for souvenirs and as for Flights, I will be driving since it will be cheaper. Just need some tips. Thanks. Oh and can I buy tickets and Dining Plan,etc without Resort tickets, on the Disney website ?