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Disney-area vacation homes advantages over Disney hotels

Friday, May 7th, 2010

For large families looking to travel on a budget, vacation homes near Walt Disney World Resort offer a lodging alternative that is much cheaper than most Disney World Resort packages. For example, at Disney’s Grand Floridian the cheapest nightly rate for a family is $495, and the most expensive is $1310 per night.
For the price of one night at Disney’s Grand Floridian, you can book four days at a vacation rental home with 3-4 bedrooms and room for eight guests. Other benefits of renting a vacation home include: extra space, more privacy and more amenities for your money. Standard rooms in Disney resorts don’t feature complete entertainment systems that are found in many vacation homes. Kissimmee vacation pool homes provide travelers the chance to unwind and relax with the same comfort they enjoy in their own living rooms, with complete furnishing. Imagine how much you’ll pay for a night at the movie theater and dinner at a restaurant, compared to the cost of eating in, renting a movie and watching it in the comfort of your own living room.
Disney resorts confine you to one or two rooms and if part of your group wants to play board games, while the other part wants to watch a movie, you’ll have to compromise. On the other hand, if you have a complete house for your stay, the kids can play board games in their own room or watch cartoons on their own television, while the adults enjoy reading a book on the couch or a movie together.
At a Disney resort, there’s no telling who your neighbors will be, and for all you know, you could be stuck next to a group of rowdy college students on spring break. Vacation homes offer privacy to protect your kids from strangers and allow parents to monitor their kids throughout the trip. You can’t guarantee a good night’s sleep if you don’t know who your neighbors will be on the other side of a resort wall


Kissimmee Vacation Homes at Disney World – Kissimmee Florida

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The last time that we came to Orlando we made the mistake of staying in an Orlando Hotel thinking that we would be close to Disney. We were very wrong. It took us nearly 45 minutes to get to the Magic Kingdom. We took I-4 at about 8:30 AM and it turns out that all of the locals use this road to go to work. All of the local traffic turned a 25 minute drive in 45 minutes. It certainly was not my idea of being of vacation.

Another issue that we had, was that the hotel that we stayed at was not very nice to say the least. We did not look at any pictures online. We had gotten the hotel’s phone number from a travel coupon book in an effort to save money. I think that any money that we thought we were saving got spent in gas on I-4 as we waited in the Orlando traffic. I guess we can all learn from our mistakes.

This time we did things different. No more coupon books and no more Orlando. What we failed to realize is that if you want to go to Walt Disney World, you need to stay in Kissimmee and not Orlando. Kissimmee is the actual city that the Disney resorts and parks are in. So, the vacation home that we are staying in now is less than 10 minutes from the Magic Kingdom. That sure beats 45 minutes of traffic and for a little more money, we are staying in a much nicer place. This time we are staying in Kissimmee Vacation Homes rather than a small outdated hotel. We actually look forward to going back to the vacation home after we get home from the theme parks.

It sure has been a nice vacation this time around. Staying closer to Disney with all the right accommodations has made all the difference between enjoying vacation rather than enduring the vacation. I will look forward to staying in Kissimmee Vacation Homes again for our next Disney vacation.