This is going to sound odd coming from a travel agent, but I’ve thought about it a lot: Get the cheaper room. It’s hard to say out loud, in part because I’m a bit of a resort snob myself, but the reality is, I stay at the values and I love them. I’m not going to tell you that I would choose a value over a deluxe property. I love the bigger rooms and the theming. But I also like to go a lot and going a lot means sometimes staying in a less expensive room.
I often see people struggling with this idea. There’s this common misconception among Disney fans that if you don’t go the expensive route, you’re missing out on something. The reality is however, that no matter where you stay on property, you’re going to get extra magic hours, transportation, the dining plan, and excellent service. On that last matter, I have to say this: I sometimes think the cast members at the values try harder. They’re like The Little Engine that Could.
If you’re having trouble making up your mind about how much to spend, ask yourself this: Will I be worried about how much this is costing me during my vacation? Because ultimately, vacations should be about fun, not worrying about how much you’re spending. We all bristle a little bit when the total costs for that vacation package comes up. If you can get past that initial “oh my gosh” moment, but all means, book an expensive resort; they really are worth the money. But if you’re worried about how this is going to effect your budget, book a less expensive room. I promise you won’t regret it.
- Disney Training: Hints on booking Disney travel packages (couponingtodisney.com)
- New Summer Room Offer. (everythingwdisneyworld.com)