In reply to by Stephanie (not verified)

I call bull. You have NEVER stayed at polynesian for $56 a night. Not even 20 years ago could you do that. The value resorts are never $56 a night only the campgrounds get that cheap. But we are led to believe that you were able to stay at one of the most expensive resorts on property for less than the Value Resorts nights rates. YEAH RIGHT!

In reply to by Stephanie (not verified)

Only the camp grounds are $49 a night. A value resort in off season is still over $80 a night. Staying off property is the best way to go. I did 10 days at the Motel 6 west main gate and it was $307 with all taxes included. I was soo close to Disney had I jumped the fence behind the hotel I was in Animal Kingdom, and we could see the fireworks from magic kingdom off our balcony.

In reply to by Lauren Hattem (not verified)

My family is not rich and you don't even have to stay at the Disney resorts you can stay at a hotel I. Florida or Cali and go to the parks you can get a hopper pass where you can visit all 4 parks for the one in Florida my parents took me for my birthday when I was about 10

In reply to by Lauren Hattem (not verified)

These are the most expensive rooms in the most expensive hotels on property. 99.9% of guests will never stay in them. That doesn't mean you can' enjoy yourself. The value resorts and even the moderate resorts (if you catch them during the right deals) are very affordable for the average family. You jsut have to plan well.

Love all the positive comments. There are also times of the year were they offer free dine which is an incentive during off peak times of the year. It is true however that if you want to afford an awesome vacation full of memories for ppl of all ages you have to plan and save which means putting saving Above other things. Saving is a sacrafice. In the end you will get a vacation you will never forget.

I love the nicer places, but the reality is the rooms are simply a place to sleep. If we planned to never leave the room then I could see renting a better room but but we leave the room at 8am and return at 10pm.

If you want to visit WDW then you can - you must plan and budget and be flexible. We have been going since it opened (I was 6) and have continued the tradition by taking our 5 kids ... for us vacationing is a priority over other things - the memories will last much longer than the new car or dinners out and movies. Plan, save, budget and be realistic.

Lovely to read about and see some pics of. Out of my price range by a lot but if we had the money then why not. we are staying in the Art of Animation next Summer and for our trip to florida we will have saved up for two years. Very excited and can't wait. you have to save to enjoy

In reply to by Lauren Hattem (not verified)

Families of all income levels go to Disney. Try saving and budgeting.

In reply to by Stephanie (not verified)

I agree. With good planning and research it is very possible. Going with a group can help with hopper passes as well.

In reply to by Stephanie (not verified)

I agree. With good planning and research it is very possible. Going with a group can help with hopper passes as well.

On off season, the value resorts, which are themed and very nice, can be as low as $49 a night! Also, you can call and plan a stay with the Disney vacation planners up to 36 mos in advance and make monthly payments! Makes it very affordable! We do it all the time! We live 30 minutes from Disney, but still love to stay on property periodically, just to get away! You can include 100% of the cost of your vacation, travel, rooms, dining plans, any extras, and a ton of other things into the total price. And it makes it affordable for almost everyone with a monthly payment plan. So that when you get there, it's totally paid for and you haven't worries. Also, I suggest going to a store(local toy stores etc) and bringing "souvenirs" with you to surprise the kids with when you get there. Saves a ton of money! We also always check in in early evening. Many times we have done so and the resort had been "full or overbooked" and they always upgrade us to a better resort for our inconvenience. We have stayed at the animal kingdom lodge and Polynesian resort for 56$ a night so many times that I've lost count!

In reply to by Kathy (not verified)

On off season, the value resorts, which are themed and very nice can be as low as $49 a night! Also, you can call and plan a stay with the Disney vacation planners up to 36 mos in advance and make monthly payments! Makes it very affordable! We do it all the time!

In reply to by Lauren Hattem (not verified)

On off season, the value resorts, which are themed and very nice can be as low as $49 a night! Also, you can call and plan a stay with the Disney vacation planners up to 36 mos in advance and make monthly payments! Makes it very affordable! We do it all the time!

In reply to by Jeffrey (not verified)

This looks really nice but I will never be able to take my family there. For a place that is suppose to be great for families, I think you should advertise it as "great for rich families". Most families that I know could never afford to take their kids at all.

We stayed in a lodge view room at the Wilderness Lodge. We loved it! We had booked at the Port Orleans resort and since they were re-furnishing it we were upgraded for only $100.00 more for our ten day stay. It was wonderful and we didn't need the Presidential suite.

These are some really great rooms way out of my budget. We will make most likely our last trip next year for our 20th wedding anniversary. We went there on our honeymoon. That will be our 14th trip I think. Maybe if we had saved all the money we spent there we could have book one of them for our second honeymoon.

In reply to by Kathy (not verified)

Yes, but when you finish your theme park we will all be able to afford your rooms. When will the construction be finished?

Sad that those making this place so magical cannot afford to stay in even the lowest price rooms.

You guys forgot to add the jambo house three bedroom villas at AKL. Booked this room for an upcoming trip (non-dvc) and it's also about $2000 a night.

Random aside, the "Year of a Million Dreams" began October of 2006 and ran until December of 2008

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