Disney World Quick Tip – Get the Cheaper Room.

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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.


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6 thoughts on “Disney World Quick Tip – Get the Cheaper Room.

  1. Althought I have never stayed ata value resort, a friend who is not at all snobby about anything, mych less hotel rooms, was just not a fan of value. she said the sheets were itchy and that they just gave you one tiny little bar of soap in the bathroom. I say upgrade to a moderate and try POFQ, great size rooms, excellent theming and cast members are great!

  2. Althought I have never stayed ata value resort, a friend who is not at all snobby about anything, mych less hotel rooms, was just not a fan of value. she said the sheets were itchy and that they just gave you one tiny little bar of soap in the bathroom. I say upgrade to a moderate and try POFQ, great size rooms, excellent theming and cast members are great!

  3. Wouldn’t mind the cost savings, but can’t stand the thought of four of us crammed into those dinky double beds. I have to have more room! Won’t stay in any hotel with double beds instead of queens, in or out of Disney. Too bad Disney makes you choose Deluxe before they’ll give you a queen bed.

  4. I couldn’t agree more about your article. When we are on a tight budget we stay at a value resort and still have a GREAT time. We have stayed at just about all the resorts and they all feel like Disney. All the Cast Members are great and help you to have a MAGICAL vacation no matter where you stay.

  5. I’m currently planning our family’s second WDW trip – our first on Disney property – and was having a terrible time deciding what level of resort to choose for our accommodations. The Moderate and Deluxe resorts kept wooing me with their fun theming and little “extras” but really, I just want the full Disney experience this time around and I can have that anywhere on Disney property so thanks for backing up what part of me already knew… my wallet thanks you too 🙂

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