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Best resort for a family of 6

by Amanda

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“Hi Dad!

I’m planning a trip for my family of 5 possibly 6 people. We are looking at the 20th of December to January 2! Yes long trip!! We will have 3 kids. 6, and two 1yo twins. Along with 3 possibly 4 adults. What resort is a good one for our family. I want to be able to fit us all in one room. I plan on bringing my pack & play for the twins.”

It Depends on What You Want to Spend


There are lots of options for a family of 6 staying at Walt Disney World, but it really depends on what you want to spend.

If you want to stay on Disney property, the most economical and semi-comfortable way with all of you staying in one room is staying in one of the Family Suites in the All Star Music or Art of Animation Resorts. Those rooms sleep 6 and give you enough space to be comfortable. There is a lot of open space that works well for Pack & Plays.

I would normally suggest two connecting rooms at the Value Resorts to save a little money, but I think in your case, I’d stick with the Family Suite for the open floor space for the Pack & Plays.

My recommendation would be the Art of Animation over the All Star Music because it’s more centrally located and the Disney Skyliner will be running by November when you go.

Next Step

The next step up for a family of 6 is one of the Deluxe Villas. A 1-bedroom villa at the Disney Vacation Club Resorts will sleep 6 and has the bonus of a full kitchen which can save a lot of money, especially for a long stay like yours.

The Villas also have 2-bedrooms and Grand Villas that are even bigger and more spacious (kinda redundant).

Any of the villas would work. If you want something that’s a little quieter, go with Old Key West. If you’re looking for lots of Magic Kingdom time, I’d go with Wilderness Lodge Villas.


If you consider an offsite location, there are hundreds of houses around the Walt Disney World area you can rent and they are very economical and spacious. Last year, I found over 100 houses that slept 6 and rented for under $100 per night.

Help is on the Way

As the Little River Band once said, “hang on, help is on its way”, I can definitely recommend someone who can help you with your decision.

My partners at Destinations to Travel will be able to help you find the perfect place for your family. They really know Disney World and can help with pricing and availability (which will be a problem during that time of year). Give them a shout and they will help.

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Dad’s Bottom Line

Amanda, there are lots of choices that will work for you. If you can afford it, I’d recommend a suite at one of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts, maybe the Wilderness Lodge or Beach Club (near EPCOT).

The Art of Animation is also a good choice for a lower priced option, but even an offsite hotel would work.

Do get in touch with Destinations to Travel and let them help you choose the perfect place to stay.


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