FIRST THE BACKGROUND:
I was lucky enough to snag a "free delicious" package at Caribbean Beach for September (standard view room- the preferred rooms were all gone). Yay!
Being the obsessive compulsive planner that I am, though, I am always on the hunt for the best package.
I found a package at the Swan through Costco travel. It's about $550 less than our Caribbean Beach package, but obviously doesn't include the free dining.
...I figure that our family of four (kids are 4 and 6) would probably spend at least $1200 during our trip on food/dining...
this makes the Swan package more expensive in the long run. Probably about $650+ more.
SO FINALLY MY QUESTION:
Is the Swan worth the extra cost of $650+????
I am drawn by the awesome location of the Swan, and the seemingly easier transportation. We will have a car, but prefer to utilize the Disney transportation for most of the park visits. Having smaller kids, I would love to be able to take a mid-day pool break some days. Is that even feasible at Caribbean Beach?
And do I need to be worried about the construction at Caribbean Beach? I wasn't super worried about the loss of the restaurants on-site (figured we'd be eating mostly at the parks anyway), but maybe I should be concerned?
Would love to hear some others' thoughts. Thanks in advance!!!