We are on a two month family trip starting right away.. Its my wife, three children aged 10, 7, and 5 and myself. We booked our flights so that we are dropped off in Orlando for 5 days. Our thought being we could hit a few amusement parks! After some research and talking to some others we have decided to spend all four days in Disney World. So now comes the trying to figure out our best way to do it! We enjoy travelling backpack style and don't need to be in a 5 star resort and always are travelling watching our budget but also understand the value in convienence etc..
Basically looking for the best bang for our buck!
So here goes, the three options we have came up with are:
1.Staying in Disney (PROS: shuttle from airport to hotel, we're in the park, no transportation needed CONS: most expensive option<$1000+>, all meals will most likely be disney meals<should we buy meal passes?>)
2.Staying at a nearby hotel (PROS: cheapest option, shuttle to disney, free breakfast, able to purchase groceries or eat out of park CONS: seems according to tripadvisor most of the nearby cheaper hotels are real dirty etc.)
3.Staying at a nearby condo (PROS: mid cost option, lots of room, full kitchen, close to stores CONS: transportation)
Im sure there is more I could add if I took a little more time but am really looking forward to seeing if there is a traveller like myself that will be able to help me make up my mind!! Stoked to find this forum even though wish I would have found it months ago and not right before leaving haha
For any help and your time, Thanks so much!!