Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jan 27, 2008
    Jody from KS Asked

    I am planning a trip in September for our daughter's second birthday. I haven't decided whether to stay on site at the resort or stay at our timeshare in Kissimmee. Could you help me decide by giving so pros and cons of staying onsite versus staying off.

    I believe you would benefit most from the extra magic hours.  These are times that resort guests get to go into the parks before the general public.  My two year old loves Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom, this is home to rides like Dumbo's Flying Circus and Its a Small World.  It is very quiet during the morning extra magic hours  One morning we ran into Alice (from Wonderland) and she and my daughter played together next to a park bench for almost ten minutes.  It was amazing, we felt like we were at a private party. 

    It might be cheaper to stay in the timeshare, but many times WDW puts out discounted rates for September and October.  In the past they have even thrown in the Disney Dining Plan at no charge.  I don't believe the specials are out now, but you can book your trip and adjust it later if you find a better deal. 

    As a resort guest you get to use the Magical Express from Orlando International and there is transportation from all the resorts to the parks. 


    I don't know how nice your time share is, so its hard to give you the advantages of it.  I would imagine that the hotel associated with your timeshare gets this question a lot.  You should give them a call and see if they offer anything special for guests traveling to WDW.



    I hope that helped - Michelle

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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, New Jersey

I have been fortunate enough to be on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel since 2008.  As a Disney World enthusiast, I can’t imagine a greater opportunity.  My husband, our 6-year-old daughter, and I visit WDW a few times a year. 

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