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  • On Jul 18, 2017
    Amanda Asked

    We are new foster parents so our family has grown. We want to take our next trip late 2018 or the beginning 2019. I was wondering what most large families found most cost effective for the resorts. Stay in 2 rooms or get a family suite?

    Hi, Amanda!

    Congratulations on your growing family. Everyone is sure to have a magical experiences during your visit to Walt Disney World!

    Generally, 2 standard rooms at a Value Resort will be about the same price as a Family Suite. (Value Family Suites available at All-Star Music and Art of Animation.) The 2 standard rooms will sleep up to 8 guests (4 per room) and a Family Suite will sleep up to 6 guests. If you have that 6th or 7th guest, then opt for the 2 rooms. If 6 guests or less, you might prefer the Family Suite since this has the added convenience of a kitchenette including a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. Currently, the standard rooms at Value Resorts only have the mini-fridge (**newly renovated rooms at Value Resort Pop Century now have coffee makers).

    To keep costs down, when booking any resort hotel room, choose the "standard view" as these will be the least expensive. When choosing park tickets, opt for base tickets without the park hopper option which will increase the ticket price. Finally, keep checking the available Special Offers to see if you can find a discount for your travel dates.

    You still have time until you begin booking your travel  plans, but it is never to soon to start researching and dreaming of your magical vacation that awaits!

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I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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