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Old 02-13-2007, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question large family (6), what is the best/cheapest way to stay on resort.

we usually get 2 rooms at PC or AS's, but I wonder if it would be just as reasonable to stay in a larger resort that fits more people per room. But then you don't have 2 bathrooms which is important.
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Why not look into a suite at the All Star Music resort or a cabin at Fort Wilderness? The cabin will only have one bathroom, but the ASMu Suite will have two. The suites are very popular, so book early if you can!

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It would be quite a bit more than the family suite at AS Music, but you could also go with one of the two bedroom villas at one of the Vacation Club resorts. We have 5 kids, so that's one of the few options for us but it's great to have the kitchen and washer and dryer (not to mention the two separate bedrooms and bathrooms)!
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You should investigate renting DVC points for a more comfortable stay in a one or two-bedroom villa.
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Why not look into a suite at the All Star Music resort or a cabin at Fort Wilderness? The cabin will only have one bathroom, but the ASMu Suite will have two. The suites are very popular, so book early if you can!
Exactly what I was going to say! I definitely recommend the All Star Suites and Cabins. The two bedroom villas are very nice but are a LOT more expensive so if you are trying to do things inexpensively I would recommend the suite or cabin.
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I'd look into the whole DVC thing. The 2 bedrooms, the additional sleeping (there's a king in the master, a fold out in the Living room, and 2 queens in the 2nd bedroom), full kitchen, and washer and dryer make it worth it.
Or, I'd go for the 2 rooms at a value or moderate.

You'd have to get 2 rooms at even a deluxe. they only sleep 5, unless you go with a suite. And, then you might as well just do a DVC.
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this past aug, my family had 2 rms at the pop. my 2 oldest had 1 rm, dh and I shared with the two lil ones. the rms were connented so we left the door open between them. worked fine for us.
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I think you're better off going with one of the value resorts (Pop Century or All Stars) which would give you more full beds and two bathrooms. You can get your rooms connecting and keep the doors open inside the rooms so you have access at all times. We did that for my daughters 16th birthday when she invited a friend down and it worked out great.
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Cheapest - 2 value rooms. Best - I'd go for a cabin (unless you can do really well on points). With a cabin, you can cook and store food in the fridge if you want, which can save you money off your dining bill. Fort Wilderness also has so many great things to do, like the campfire/movie (which is free, except for buying or bringing your s'more fixings!)
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This November we stayed in a Fort Wilderness Cabin. It was really pleasant! I enjoyed having room to move around, an actual kitchen! and a bedroom door for the kids! DH and I took the fold-down bed (Murphy bed) in the living and it was quite comfortable.

One of the true benefits was that it was quiet! In the morning I could go out early to the picnic table with a cup of tea and just be peaceful. At night we didn't have excited people coming in from the last fireworks walking down the hall, or having an impromtu pizza party on the next balcony or very early risers packing for their still-dark-in-the-morning departure.

Our only thing we didn't like about Ft. Wilderness was the fact that the pool wasn't very close by. If it had been a hot week, we would have made an effort to get to a pool or a water park but since it wasn't we just wanted a quick dip. But it didn't happen. It's a really small thing though.

If you do stay there and you don't want to cook or eat out, you can get pizza and salad at the restaurant (spaced its name!) and then eat at your cabin. We took a bus back to our cabin with some people who had a stack of pizzas and they smelled wonderful!

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