So we are currently planning our second trip to WDW for the week after Thanksgiving 2020. It will be myself, DD 9, my sister and BIL, and their DD2 staying. For our last “once in a lifetime” trip we really splurged as far as accommodations. We stayed in WL and had a view of Cinderella castle and the MK fireworks at night. So we’re spoiled. BUT this next trip, for many reasons including income changes, a rebuilt transmission, etc., has to be a sort of budget trip. Plus I know airfare will most likely be more pricey flying in that Saturday.
Currently we are discussing options so we can book as soon as it opens up. We know we want to stay onsite, and so immediately AOA and POP come to the front for reasons such as theming, one bus stop etc. with two kids. I like POP better because the rooms are refurbished with queen beds, while the little mermaid rooms at AOA are smaller, have smaller beds, and are so very far away from everything. But my sister likes AOA better. But I’m the one doing the planning so… POP is looking likely.
BUT, then there’s POFQ. A bucket list resort of mine. And an awesome pool and kids splash area. (But will the weather even be warm enough late Nov. for swimming for us NE Ohioans? I know it can be a toss up) And even though it’s more expensive, it looks like they have been including it in the discounts recently (I know in the past they weren’t). I’ve also looked at CS because it seems to be the cheapest of the moderates, and still has the nicer pool with a waterslide. But the bus situation is more complicated there and the theming just doesn’t impress me.
I’m just pretty stuck right now. And since I am the one who always does all the planning I like to have my plan laid out well ahead of time. So what would you do? Do I go for FQ and hope for a discount I can apply later on? Or would you be ok with POP? Or are there any other resorts you would recommend even?
Thanks for taking the time to read!!