Insider Advice For Planning A 2019 Disney Vacation
OK, so you’ve picked your dates. Now, where to stay?
When visiting one of the Disney Resorts, you certainly don’t HAVE to stay at one of the resort hotels. There are more hotels surrounding both parks than you could possibly choose from. But if you’re looking for that full Disney experience, the Disney Parks Moms Panel experts highly suggest choosing from one of the Disney-branded properties. Kristin C. says that the Disneyland Hotel is great for families, and if you’re looking for convenience, there’s a direct-to-park entrance at the Grand Californian.
Jessica B. frequents Walt Disney World with her husband, and for a opulent trip, she says the place to be is the Disney Grand Floridian Hotel and Spa, which is the flagship hotel at the resort. It’s on the monorail loop, so access to the parks is easy. And you can actually see the fireworks from the hotel, if you don’t want to stay at the park too late! It’s considered a deluxe property, so it is on the pricier side. But a stay there would make for a once-in-a-lifetime Disney vacation.
Anne Marie has been traveling to Disney World with her family for years. She suggests looking into a vacation rental for larger families planning on a longer stay, rather than spending more on a villa or suite to fit your group. There are tons of rentals in close proximity to the parks on both coasts. These can be a really cost-effective option for large families!