Well I hope things work out for us regarding accomodation.
Originally Posted by JFM-jr
I have never stayed outside of Disney property it is a different experience when you stay in a Disney resort (different on your wallet as well) but in my opinion well worth it. How old are your kids?
We really wanted to locate a "suite" accomodation complete with separate bedrooms & a kitchen. (as we prefer to do our own meal planning rather than eat restaurant food the whole time). Could not find a WDW resort that had that could provide that kind of accomodation, unless we booked 2 rooms or were willing to consider around $500.00 per night.
We ended up booking a 2 bedroom kitchen suite at a facility called the World Quest Resort
just off Continental Gateway Drive in Orlando. It is right on the edge of the WDW resort complex. Has anyone on the forum stayed there before ?
The rate for the room was $109.00 per night. One bedroom has 2 twin beds for our girls & we have a separate master bedroom with king size bed. We are just a short way from a Walmart Supercenter, so groceries for the week will be easy.
Yes, I agree that travel logistics to/from the resorts will be more difficult than staying on site - so I guess that is the price we will have to pay as the savings in hotel accomodations is around $2,500 to stay outside the resort in the "type of suite" we prefer.
I will be renting a car for $100.00 for the week, so at least I am somewhat in control of our travel logistics for going to/from resort area. I know I will have to pay for parking at the resort. Any tips on "parking strategies" ?