Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 14, 2008
    Amanda from NY Asked

    Hello, Im wondering what will be the better value and will save me money, a cabin at Ft. Wilderness, or a value room. It will be 3 adults and 3 kids ages 5,6,and8.Do you think we could all squeeze in 1 value room with a rollaway?Traveling in 8/09 Thanks!

    You could NOT have six people in a regular value room. For fire regulations, occupancy in these rooms is limited to four people, plus one child under the age three in a crib. And even that is tight. Roll away beds are not available, and at only 260 square feet for the entire room, there wouldn't be space for it.

    The cheapest on-site accommodations for a family of six would be two connecting rooms at one of the value resorts. A close second would be a Family Suite at the All Star Music Resort. You can read all about this HERE. The cabins at Fort Wilderness would be slightly more expensive still. Prices can change, but a recent price for a cabin during the least expensive season was $255 per night. Compare this with $164 for two connecting value rooms, or $184 for the Family Suite. (Again, prices can change.)

    While two rooms is the least expensive option from a pure room-cost standpoint, the Family Suite has a kitchenette and the cabins have a full kitchen. You could perhaps save a bit of money on dining if you used these facilities to cook a few meals yourself, making these rooms a better overall value.
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I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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