Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Jun 18, 2009
    Jennifer from IN Asked

    We are wanting to plan our first family trip and first trip to WDW. We have 4 girls (15,11,11,2). Staying on budget is a must for us. Where do you recommend that we stay? We are looking for 4 or 5 nights during the first week in April 2010.

    Hi, Jennifer!  You might want to consider the All Star Music Family Suites.  The suites can accommodate up to six people, and they offer a bit of mom and dad privacy, which is a wonderful thing!  You will have a bedroom with a king bed for mom and dad, then the living room has three convertible options - the sofa pulls out to a bed, the chair converts to a single bed, and the large ottoman turns into a single bed.  That gives a place for all of the girls to sleep. 

    Additionally, with four daughters, you will appreciate the two full bathrooms, so you can have two showers going at the same time - or one shower and one bath for the little one.  It's also nice to have the extra bathroom for those potty emergencies.

    I like the suite small kitchenette.  You'll have a small refrigerator and a microwave, and that helps you stick to a budget.  You can microwave some breakfast items that you bring from home, have a place to store milk and juice so you can have cereal, and keep yogurt or other snacks in the fridge to snack on when you get back to your room.

    You can look at rental homes off property, especially if you are driving down.  There are some disadvantages to staying off site.  You will have to pay daily for parking - which you do not have to do as a Walt Disney World resort guest.  You also get access to the extra magic hours (hours offered before the normal park opening and closing) at different theme parks each day as a Walt Disney World resort guest.  With four girls, all wanting to go in different directions, it helps to have those extra hours to squeeze even more fun into your day!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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