Art of Animation or Wyndham?
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We are planning a visit in June 2013 with my husband's family (13 of us). We can't decide between the Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation or the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista at Downtown Disney. We stayed at the Wyndham in January and loved the proximity to Downtown Disney. I'm afraid that having to be bused everywhere with 13 of us will get difficult. However some people want to stay on property. Please help me decide! I just want what is best for our family to make this vacation magical.
I don't think everyone has to stay at the same resort. Let each individual family decide what works best for them. You can all join each other at meals, meet up in the parks or DTD, etc, while you are there.
Every family has a price that feels comfortable to them, and I know if we went with extended family, we'd all end up at different places.
The biggest drawback to some being offsite and others being onsite, would not having everyone on a meal plan or being able to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, if those would be concerns.
The great thing about WDW transportation is the ease of the continuous transportation. People can come and go as they want.
I would opt for AoA, because of all the Disney perks, airport pic up, EMH, Dining plan if you want it, parcel delivery, and better bus service, continuous and drop off/pick up is closer to park entrance. You don't have to stand in the middle of a parking lot waiting for the bus, esp if its pouring rain, or broiling sun. All Disney stops are covered. You also get dropped off at MK on site, not like the off site drop off at TTC.
I agree with the previous posters - AoA offers the great benefits on being on property. The continuous bus service has never been a problem for us...and we travel with 9. I would think that the magical express service would make a huge difference with so many people as well - that's actually one of the primary reasons my parents prefer on-site when we go. We have so much luggage that this service really saves us money! We would need 2 rental cars and they would be PACKED! By staying on site we avoid renting cars altogether. The EMH would also be great if you have families in your group that can benefit from those. Have fun!