For our May 2020 trip, we have our house rental on Sunday, May 10, which coincides with Mother’s Day. As planned, however, we would be driving all day Saturday and all day Sunday.
So, my wife and I discussed the idea of taking 3 days instead of two days to drive down, making our second night stay be just a few hours from Orlando (perhaps the Valdosta, GA area) so that we can spend a good portion of the day at DS and having a nice Mother’s Day meal someplace on Disney property.
Anyhow, this got me to think about another alternative. Since this revised plan involves adding another hotel anyhow, what if we keep the two-day drive, but back it up a day. Arrive in Orlando on Saturday night, May 9 and stay at a hotel there.
We wouldn’t need an “on site” Disney hotel. But I’m wondering if anyone has experience with any of the “off site” hotels that grant the 60 day access to the FPP. For example, the Best Western Buena Vista is one that has 60 day FPP access, athough I’m not sure we could fit 5 of us in the rooms.