Ask The Disney Moms:
Nicole asks: Hi! I am planning our 1st Disney World trip either September 2013 or May 2014. As per the panel, what time would be the best? We are a family of 4 – 2 adults, daughter 4 and son 9 if we go this September, but 10 if we go May 2014. I was looking at the Value Resorts, but not sure on the accommodations with 2 double beds (looking for something a bit bigger). Any suggestions? We are not on a strict strict budget, but do not want to spend a ton of money. Thank you!
Great Questions! Early May & September are great times to go to the Walt Disney World Resort. The crowds are low because kids are in school. Based on what you mentioned above, I would suggest that you visit this September. Your son will still be 9 so that will save money because at age 10, he will be considered an adult at Disney. The past several years, Free Dining has been the promotion of choice as well. Once again, saving you money.
My family prefers Moderate or Deluxe resorts due to the size of the rooms. My son is 4 and my daughter is 8. Value resorts have approximately 260 sq ft, double beds and a single sink vs the moderate resorts that are approximately 300-314 sq ft, queen size beds and double sinks. The extra few feet really make getting ready for bed and going to the parks less stressful.
There are also fewer rooms at the Moderate resorts vs the Value resorts. This means that you share the bus system with fewer people. We also really enjoy the pools during afternoon breaks. The pool slides, extra activities, extra room and fewer people on the bus make the moderate resorts a great choice.
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