I was just looking for some advice. Last summer when I went to DLP, I stayed at a Disney owned hotel for the first time in all of my Disney trips. Usually we stay at a hotel nearby the park and take their bus into the park. The last time we went to WDW was in 2008 and we stayed at the Best Western that wasn't very far. It was nice and in the budget.
After hearing about the great time we had at Disneyland Paris while staying at the Disney hotel, my Dad got jealous. He had decided that he wants to go back to EPCOT but this time stay on property. The only thing is that he wants ME to figure it all out for him. The good news is that if I can figure out the details and book it, I can come along (if I want--haha) and stay in the room for free with my parents. (Not ideal for a single 34 year old woman, but whatever...it is Disney World!).
I have read about all of the property, but seem overwhelmed. We will be there for about 3-4 days I would guess. He will be retired in July 2011 and wants to go sometime in July, and spend most of our time at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. I am sure my Dad is wanting a hotel that is comparable to the Comfort Inn in price (a little bit more would be understandable).
I guess I am curious about what hotel would be the best fit for us, if there are any packages available and how do I go about booking a room? Is straight through the web site the best or calling? Or should I try a 3rd party person? In the past we have used a travel agent, but I want to avoid that this time.
Any help is great. Keeping my fingers crossed that I can get to Disney World in 2011!!!