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Oh boy, was checking out a trip to Disney World

and was wondering about alot so i figured you could tell me about the best hotels and some least expensive decent ones and about the attracrtions what is the most popular one , look i just need some info, tell me what is the best why to plan this out without spending a lot of money, where do i start (family of four)

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1LovelyAngel

Asked by 1LovelyAngel at 5:12 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Travel

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  • Look for hotels in Lake Buena Vista - cheaper than onsite, lots of restaurants nearby so you don't have to pay for outrageous food prices at the parks (Except maybe lunch), and a lot of them have free shuttles to Disney.
    LostTheSlipper

    Answer by LostTheSlipper at 5:18 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I would talk to either a travel agent or even Disney. They are great at getting you the best deals. The value resorts are the cheapest to stay at. I would recommend Pop Century because it doesn't share a bus with the other resorts. If you fly to Disney, take advantage of their Magical Express where they pick you up and take you back to the airport free. Then you just use the Disney transportation system to get around to the parks. I would recommend to stay on the grounds; there are a lot more perks. There are extra magic hours where those who stay on the grounds have the ability to go to the park the opens early/closes late before others, the dining plan is a must! (we bought the1 snack, 1 counter service, and 1 table service plan and it was great for us!) Also, right now, Disney is offering free meals for those that book a value resort room and you pay the difference to upgrade your dining plan.
    greensavvymama

    Answer by greensavvymama at 5:19 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Check out mousesavers.com too. The dining plan offers large meals and plenty of options around the parks. Just make sure you reserve your dining now for your trip since it books up fast. When you buy park tickets, buy the park hopper tickets so you can jump between parks. Magic Kingdom has the most rides. Epcot is more about technology plus you can visit the different countries around the world, Animal Kingdom is all about the animals and Hollywood Studios is more shows and about the movies. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
    greensavvymama

    Answer by greensavvymama at 5:21 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I recommend staying in a resort on the disney property. They have 'budget' resorts that add up to be about as much as staying in another hotel but you have added pluses. The dining plan is a GREAT idea. IMo you can skip the travel agent you can do all of this online at disney.com for the same price. (I checked when we panned)
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:27 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • www.allearsnet.com is a great website to help sort things through.
    chefjen

    Answer by chefjen at 11:36 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • There is also a Disney group here on cm that discusses all that and keeps you up to date with discounts and all kinds of stuff. Mousesavers is good too, and allears.net. But we would never stay anywhere but Disney property, especially with kids. We went in November, and the Disney Dining plan was great. There are specials where you can get it free with your hotel. As far as the attractions, a lot depends on how old your kids are, we went to all 4 parks, but Magic Kingdom has the most attractions for little ones. Back to the d\Disney hotels, some of the value resorts are as cheap as you can get off site, and there are a lot of perks to staying on property, like extra hours on certain days. Have fun!
    elasmimi

    Answer by elasmimi at 12:30 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Stay on Disney property. You can get great rates since even Disney is hurting for business in this economy. there are some great motels off the property as well but they cost just as much.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 12:30 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • which attractions or park would the teens find interesting
    1LovelyAngel

    Comment by 1LovelyAngel (original poster) at 1:55 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • what age are the kids? My daughters really enjoyed universal studios more that wdw but they were in their teens.
    Liveyourlifeval

    Answer by Liveyourlifeval at 9:04 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • im with losttheslipper
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 6:20 AM on Dec. 29, 2010

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