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Disney World with more than 5 in the family…


by Trish
(Dallas, Texas)


Hi! We are going to Disney World but we have more than 5 people in our family (6). We are on a very tight budget. Do you know what way works best to stay in a Disney resort but have the most value out of our trip?


Diney World with more than 5 can stay at the Pop Century with Roger Rabbit

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Every new hotel Disney builds seems to get smaller. They really aren’t making affordable rooms for larger families. It’s truly a shame. Even the “Family Suites” only have one real bed in them and it’s a queen size bed.


Here’s what I would recommend for a family of more than 5 when staying at Disney World. Lately we’ve been staying at the Pop Century Resort and renting two rooms. The rooms at the Value Resorts have 2 beds and will sleep 4 each. If you have the right mix of children, you could get the room with the king size bed and the connecting room with the double beds.

Dad’s Pop Century page


Yes, you have to request connecting rooms, (someone told me that if you have more than 4 in your party you’re guaranteed connecting rooms) but that’s no problem. Disney does a great job of keeping families together.


An alternative would be a cabin at the Ft. Wilderness Campground. They come with kitchens, but would be considerably more than the 2 rooms at the Value Resort but less than 2 rooms anywhere else.

Dad’s Disney Fort Wilderness Campground page

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Other alternatives are staying offsite or renting points from a Disney Vacation Club member (which has some risk to it) like Dad did and stay at one of the Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts. Neither of those is a really good option when your going to Disney World with more than 5 in the family.


The Pop Century is really cool.


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Comments for

May 14, 2011 Rental home
by: Pierre We just went in April, us and the kids (6), and two other couples, so we were 10 in all. Staying in Disney would have cost more for 1 week than it cost us to rent a luxurious 5 bedroom home for 2 weeks, in a gated community, with our own pool, hot tub, play room and everything was included except food. We even got discount Disney tickets through them. Plus we were only 5 minutes from Disney, even closer that Disney’s own community, called Celebration. This is a way better alternative for larger groups, and we didn’t need it, but they provided free transportation to the parks. I think the company name was All Star…we had the best vacation ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 14, 2011 Lodging for a large party
by: Larry We’re going next month with a party of nine. After looking at all the Disney resorts, we decided to rent a house instead through Villa Direct. We’re getting a 6 bedroom house for half the cost of a Disney Resort. Plus we have our own pool, grill, kitchen, driveway, etc. Things you miss out on with a resort.

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