Larger Family Booking Advice...

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by LinaNate, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. LinaNate

    LinaNate Mouseketeer

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    We normally fly in. We live in Illinois so the drive sucks but the costs to fly 5 people sucks more. LOL.

    I checked out vacation club rental. Loved the possible price break and that I could potentially afford to stay at the Wilderness Lodge (the cabins are our preferred location) but they responded to my quote saying there wasn't any availability.

    I guess I'm gonna have to book POR but hate how far it is from MK.
     
  2. Hootenany

    Hootenany Mouseketeer

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    We are a family of 5. As soon as our 3rd turned 3, we started staying at POR and have LOVED it! It is a great place to stay! You can't beat the boat to Disney Springs. The bus ride to MK may be a bit longer, but truthfully, my kids always loved the bus ride as much as the park rides. Once we're on that bus, we are in the "zone" and I honestly couldn't tell you how long each bus ride took.
    Also, look into booking with a travel agency that offers a special Disney labor day deal (even if you are not going Labor Day- google it). I was pleasantly surprised at the discount that we got with our upcoming trip.
     
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  4. tiredsportsmom

    tiredsportsmom Mouseketeer

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    We are traveling as a family of 8 (4 adults & 4 kids 11,10,10 & 8) June 15-30. We have a 4 bedroom, 2 bath condo, 5 day Disney tickets, memory maker, 1 day Universal park to park, 1 day Sea World with all day dining, express pass and Dolphin Encounter, deep sea fishing day. Medieval Dinner Show and parking at all parks still came out about $1100 (per family of 4) cheaper than staying 14 nights on site at All Star Music with only 5 day Disney ticket and memory maker. Condo is 5-10 mins from Disney, stayed in same complex different condo in 2013.
     
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  5. shrcpark

    shrcpark Earning My Ears

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    We booked a house at Windsor Hills for around $1300 for 8 days/7 nights. We rented a car, drove to Target the first day and food shopped for the entire week. We did eat a couple of places at Disney, but stayed at the house for two days to rest. Our kids love it. We each had our own room and bathroom. I really like Windsor Hills, and they are kid friendly with the pools/actives/game room/movie theater and such.
     
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  6. mom2grace

    mom2grace DIS Veteran

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    I would rent a 1 bed DVC. It gives you a full kitchen, 2 full baths, and w/d. We LOVE LOVE AKL, in particular Kidani, but there are a lot of options.
     
  7. Mamaof6

    Mamaof6 Earning My Ears

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    Did you check the Disney springs hotels? The Double tree suites sleep 6. I was looking at it as I have a large family. Looks like its 505 sq feet I noticed the family suites at Disney approx. same. Also you can add a dining card as a prepaid option if you wanted the dining plan I priced the rooms at about 165 per night. You can book fast passes 60 days in adv.
     
  8. Christensen

    Christensen Earning My Ears

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    For our trip in May we are staying at a house we rented on Airbnb. 4 bedrooms, pool in the backyard, $100/night, and only 10 minutes from the parks. Can't beat off-site for a family. You need the space for everyone to spread out after days in the park! Plus prepping and bringing some of your meals saves $100's as well. Win, Win, Win!
     
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  9. Julylady

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    This is not going to save you any money.
     

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