C. Where will you stay?
When it comes to hotel and lodging, the options are endless in Orlando. Depending on your family’s needs, you can choose from renting an entire house, renting a timeshare condo, staying at a non-Disney hotel or staying at a Disney resort. It really depends on what is important to you. Disney resorts do offer certain advantages. Here are a few of the perks you get when staying at a Disney hotel:
All of the Disney hotels also have great amenities, such as fun themed pools, laundry facilities, food courts and restaurants on-site, gift shops, movie nights by the pool, activities for the kids…. the list goes on. The decision at this point really should be focused on whether you want to stay on-site or off-site. I’ve written a blog post dedicated to just that here, if you would like to read it over.
If you are a party of 5 or more and want to stay in the same room, then you may consider renting a home or condo. Getting a room that will fit 5 or more at Disney does tend to significantly increase the price. If cost is not an issue, then you will want to price out a suite or villa at one of their Deluxe resorts. There is also the option of renting vacation club points. Disney has a timeshare program called Disney Vacation Club, and renting points from an owner is another way to save some cash when wanting to stay at a Deluxe resort. I would recommend checking out David’s Vacation Club Rentals to get a quote.
If staying off-site, you will also need to take into account that you will need to rent a car if you are flying to Orlando. Make sure to add that to your calculations when comparing costs. There are many different sites you can use to get quotes for off-site accommodations. Here are some recommended sites:
Once you have decided what type of accommodations will meet your needs, it’s time to focus on the fun!