DH, DD (19), DD (11), DS (turning 8 the week we go), and I decided to do a last minute trip the last week in July to celebrate my son’s birthday and completing summer school (has a language processing disorder making school REALLY difficult & exhausting so a celebration is definitely in order). Trying to have a nice relaxing trip saving where we can. There’s only so many ways to save & hotel is at the top of the list. With that said, here are the options and our considerations:
Offsite - Floridays Resort
Pros: cheapest option; suite; 2 out of 3 kids get actual beds; all parks are within 17 min drive; free shuttle from parks back to hotel; large pool & splash pad; onsite child-friendly activities;
Cons: resort fee; free shuttle to parks start late morning/early afternoon; shuttle only available to 2 parks must rent a car or catch cab/uber; if renting a car must pay to park @ theme parks; no on-site theme park perks
Onsite Non-Disney - Doubletree Suites (Disney Springs)
Pros: 2 out of 3 kids get actual beds; utilize onsite transportation & theme park perks; most convenient to entertainment; car rental not needed
Cons: resort fee; parking fee if renting car; smaller room; ~$200 more than the cheapest option; outside of pool, no other in hotel activities
Onsite DVC Rental - Multiple Options
Pros: only 1 actual bed depending on resort; utilize onsite transportation & theme park perks; most convenient to entertainment; car rental not needed; no resort or parking fees; hotel is disney themed
Cons: most expensive option; possible smaller rooms than above 2 options; outside of pool, no other in hotel activities
- Anything i’m missing from above or need to consider that i’m not?
- Is it easy to uber/cab to/from parks?
- Do DVC rentals get cheaper or more expensive as the travel date approaches? (just learned about this process)
Anything else you want to add - all is welcome!