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Disney World Advice: Stay at Disney or non-Disney hotel?

Disney World Advice: Stay at Disney or non-Disney hotel?

Jan 29th, 2011, 01:42 PM
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Jan 29th, 2011, 06:02 PM
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I'll be the dissenter... we hate staying on property.

We like the convenience of a kitchen and laundry and villas are so expensive on site. We always rent a car, whether we stay on or off property and always drive to the parks (unless we stay at the Contemporary and can walk to MK/monorail to Epcot). We like controlling our own destiny and it isn't worth our lack of patience to stand in line for buses!

We like the space of villa - otherwise, we are 5 crammed in a hotel room. bleck. Kids still go to bed earlier than we do, so it gets old when you : (1) lay down with kids at 8pm and fall asleep and wake up at 5am and can't sleep. or (2) sit in the bathroom to read.

I recommend www.tourguidemike.com for planning advice. It is absolutely worth it! Just read the sample park tours for each park and you will get the knowledge you need -

We avoid the EMH parks - even when staying onsite. They just get too crowded too quickly.

Of course, our touring style is that we like to be leaving the park 2ish for the day - head back to a villa with lots of space, swim/play, eat dinner in (soooooo much easier!), put kids to bed, and then I get takeout adult yummy food for us!

We are spending less for a villa (2 bedroom, with 2 Q's in the 2nd bedroom) at a Marriott timeshare property than we would for a single room onsite when we go in March.
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