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Old 11-08-03, 04:59 AM
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best Disney World deals

any suggestions? i have three kids...10 yrs,7yrs and 8 months. looking to get the most bang for the bucks. will be planning on staying for atleast 6 or so days.
 
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Old 11-08-03, 05:25 AM
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Well, your 7 and 10 year olds will be getting the most enjoyment out of your trip. Somewhat depends on how much $$$ you'll be spending, but you should look into the Park Hopper passes (lots of info and advance tickets at www.disneyworld.com). They are available as 4 or 5 day passes. If you're planning 6 days, I suspect the 4 day passes would be sufficient. The Parks ARE pricey - you'll be looking at about $800 for the four of you that are over 3 years of age - but everything is included except food, drinks, souvenirs, and lodging. You get admission to all 4 Disney parks plus all the rides and attractions on the properties and can come and go as you please for the duration of the passes.

You didn't mention how you'll be travelling or whether you'll be staying on Disney property or be using off-site lodging. The Disney hotels will, again, be a little pricey, but they will have the best access to the park transit system and are first class.

USE DISNEY'S TRANSIT SYSTEM! Driving can be a nightmare and use of the transit system is FREE for park guests. This includes inter-park bus transport which runs continously and often all day long. If you stay on Disney property you can basically leave your car at the hotel your entire stay unless you go to some non-Disney venue, out to eat, etc. One off-property option would be to stay at a hotel/motel near Downtown Disney. You can walk or take a short drive to Downtown Disney and catch the parks transit from there. Plan on spending some time at Downtown Disney, anyway; lots of shops and restaurants and there is no admission except for some pay-as-you-go attractions.

Warning: You can spend a month in Orlando and not see half of the attractions there.

Enjoy.
 
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Old 10-22-04, 08:38 PM
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To get the most bang for your buck, try Mousesavers. Disney often has discount codes for their resorts, and this site will have the most up to date information. You can also find discount codes for off-site Orlando area hotels, Unversal Orlando, and other information.

For trip planning, you might want to visit The DIS Disney discussion boards, especially the Transportation and Resort boards.

Six days will barely be enough time to see some of the high points, so don't worry about trying to do everything - you really would need a month. I would strongly suggest staying on site inside Disney, the extra money is most definitely worth it (your kids would probably like several Disney resorts: All-Star Sports or Pop Century; more luxurious accomodations can be found at the Contemporary or Animal Kingdom Lodge. There are many other choices inside WDW, and hundreds around Orlando.

Have a Great Trip.
 
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Old 01-09-06, 07:36 PM
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we love disney!

I have even been without the kids. There are alot of things that are of interest to adults as well as kids. Most of the things to do are fun for everyone. I have been a member of the DIS for a few years now, and it's discussion boards will help you save ALOT of money, and there are so many nice people over there!! You will be able to figure out where you want to stay (hotel), which parks and attractions are of the most intrest to your family. Mousesavers is a great site that lists all different ways to save money at WDW. I check out these two sites on a regular basis, because sometimes I will stumble onto a deal that is too good to pass up! Oh! and if you stay on site (which I really reccomend), be SURE to get the dining option added to your package. Me and my mom used it in Sept., and I will never do Disney without it again!!! You get to go to all the nicest/most expensive restaurants and you get so much food, it is crazy!!! I loved being able to go eat wherever and whatever I wanted without having to worry about the price! The food in WDW is pricey, and the dining plan is a really great deal. If you have any questions you can e-mail me and I will try to help. I am pretty much an expert on Disney, so ask away!!!! (plus I love to help people save money and/or time at WDW))!!!
 
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