What about people without reservations but who seriously are interested in seeing if they can get a table. Do you seriously think they are going to stop allowing people to try to dine at one of their restaurants without a reservation? Take the extra time to call the restaurant and see if there's an opening? Hmmmm....doubtful.I think they're starting to do this again. We went to dinner at Ft. Wilderness last week, and they checked my ID against the ressie list.
That resort looks fantastic!We rented this six bedroom in Windsor Hills for $110 a night last year. Ten minutes to MK, closer to AK. Don't think anyone would want to pool hop at Disney when staying here. lol
I couldn't find the rest of my pictures. There were two master bedrooms with King beds and ensuite baths. Three more bathrooms. A formal dining room with seating for ten. Another living room. a 50 inch flat screen and tv's in every bedroom.That resort looks fantastic!
Wait, there's a parking entrance where you don't have to pay? How does that work? (We always stay on property or have AP's, so parking isn't an issue, but I just need to understand this statement -- it seem weird)If someone is going to the MK and is worried about parking fees, then legally go in through the back for heaven's sake. No parking fee, no cheating, just simply driving.
Have to agree - we always stay offsite and have never been in a flea bag hotel. There are so many beautiful places to stay around WDW which can be far more luxurious that Disney hotels. For example I think that the value hotels are just run of the mill cheap hotels with mickey decoration and a mickey price tag to match. You are paying extra for a Disney hotel and can get something just as nice or nicer for the same or cheaper elsewhere. You are paying extra for the magic of staying there. For some people its worth it and for some it isn't. Personal preference.Forgot to mention, the only way I see staying onsite cheaper is if you do value during free dining. Other than that, with promo codes for a rental car, a timeshare and/or a house/condo at Windsor Hills, you will be ahead. No flea bag hotel necessary! Yes, it doesn't have all the magic but a three bedroom house with it's own pool as well as a community pool has its advantages when you travel as a group of 7.
And the Waldorf is a true deluxe hotel.That was a long time. As with most things it depends. Last Oct dh & I stayed at the Waldorf
Astoria for 1/3 of the cost of a Disney delux. Even with the cost of the car rental, it was way cheaper. Now just like Disney car rentals offer deals.
Generally I could make it cheaper but I'd have to go down a level in accommodations.
Boy oh Boy do I agree with you and have felt that way for years but have learned on her when you bring something like this up on here you get blasted as the morality police....so my friend posted on her facebook that she i looking for help to book a disney vacation. i of course jump all over that because im addicted to disney and find her the best deal and walk her through how to book it online to get the same price i did (needs 2 rooms) and a couple other people chiming in staying that staying off property would be cheaper (it isn't.....i did the math once you factor in a mini van for a rental car, parking, and then of course since this would be staying off site for budget reasons you might get the flee bag motel) and one women posted this to my arguement that parking and gas would eat up a huge chunk of her budget
and i about died!!! that is sooo stealing!!! stealing a parking spot from someone who paid the cost to stay on propery, stealing the use of the disney transportation that is built into the hotel costs and just soooo wrong! and this lady use to be a disney travel agent
ok i'll get off my soapbox now but here is the question, stealing or being super frugal? and i thought i was frugal!
Stealing. Especially if I saved all year to pay for that trip and you and your family of four are taking up space in the pool and I have a hard time squeezing into it. I suspect you'll get some pretty heated responses.
This is why I like BC, they check ID.
Now that being said I have parked at a hotel when I really did have dinner ressies. That is not the same thing at all.
Yeah. I once went in that way by accident as I was coming from a different direction and was really surprised that it brought me to the magic kingdom behind the booths where you pay for parking.Wait, there's a parking entrance where you don't have to pay? How does that work? (We always stay on property or have AP's, so parking isn't an issue, but I just need to understand this statement -- it seem weird)