on this board so I think that you will be definitely fine like other families that have stayed here. They have regular rooms along with suites which feature refridgerators so you wiil be able to store things in your room and save some money on meals by eating in on some of the time.
Also, this hotel is very close to Disney and provides a free continental breakfast each morning so you won't have to pay for it elsewhere unless you want to and even has the Disney channel for your kids like most offsite hotels that I have read about. Their website is www.magicorlando.com
and they are running an internet special according to their site so it might be worth checking out for savings.
When you pass different shopping venues and restaurants you will see stands outside which have coupon books that save money on all kinds of restaurants, shopping, and area activities.
Another thing to save money is eating at the buffets at Ponderosa, Sizzler, Golden Corral, and Shoney's. They have an excellent variety of delecious food and fanatstic service at great prices.
Before you leave home you can pack as many nonperishable snacks as you can such as cereal, chips, cookies/crackers, peanuts, etc. Most area restaurants have regular lunch menus that are cheaper than dinner so some days you may want to eat a big lunch but have a light dinner instead because it won't cost as much.
If you decide to make a grocery stop I would highly recommend going to any of the 'Publix'
grocery stores because they have had the lowest prices in comparison. Additionally, you can stop on over at the Super Wal-Mart on 192 for food and miscellaneous things you may need. They have a great assortment of Disney souvenirs and other items for the whole family which are not as high in price.
Another highly recommended suite hotel would be the 'Holiday Inn Family Suites' which is close to Disney that has free continental breakfasts along with fridge/microwave. Also, the 'Comfort Suites Maingate East' received good reviews which also have refridgerators, free breakfasts, and microwaves for the entire family.
I hope you enjoy Disney!
[This message was edited by deena on 04-22-01 at 11:47 PM.]