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  1. Terrie Skidmore-Barnes
    July 20, 2016

    Check out Dave’s Vacation Club Rentals for a good price on one of the tree houses.

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  2. Beth
    December 27, 2014

    We are planning our first trip to Disney in 2015 with our two kids who will be 9 and 7. Unfortunately it will have to be around Thanksgiving. We have two options: either the weekend before 11/19 to 11/24 (Thursday to Tuesday) or the week of staying a little past – 11/27 through 11/30. Both appear to fall into super busy… Any recommendation to which might be the better choice?

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    • Dave
      December 28, 2014

      Hiya Beth! Of your options, the good days around Thanksgiving will be 11/19-11/21 and 11/29 and 30. 11/28 will be ok. So there’s some weight to the earlier version, especially if you can arrive the evening of the 18th

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  3. Chris C
    May 6, 2014

    Dave…we are doing a quick trip into Orlando and will only have time for 1 full day at the Magic Kingdom. We have a car, and the park stays open until midnight the day we are going. I’m a little wary about booking 2 days essentially at a Disney Hotel just for 1 extra magic hour from 8am to 9am at MK.

    So i guess my question is, once you pay $17 for parking, we can come and go into Magic Kingdom as we please right? You don’t have to pay for parking twice if you want to come back later in the day…correct?

    What advice to you have to give for a single day visit to 1 park like the Magic Kingdom?

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  4. Anna
    August 24, 2013

    Hi!! So we have a 3 yr old and a 14 month old … We know that hey will not mar full days at the parks and so have planed to possibly stay at the Sheraton Vistana villas on a friends recommendation because there I so much to so there and we will not feel like we have to go the park everyday. Any thoughts for as as first timers?

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    • Dave
      August 25, 2013

      Hi Anna, I’m sorry but I focus on much older kids…

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  5. Keith B
    August 13, 2013

    Hi Dave,
    How much time would staying at/near the hojo maingate cost me vs. staying at AS Sports? Couldn’t book a different resort for Oct stay..
    Thanks

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    • Dave
      August 14, 2013

      Keith, that HOJO has been bought by somebody else and re-badged. I think it’s either a Rodeway Inn or a Claremont. Anyway, hotels around that area–if you are driving–or only about 5 minutes further than Sports for all visits except MK. Because you have to park and then get a ferry or monorail at MK (whereas the Sports bus simply drops you off right in front), MK is about 20-30 minutes more…

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  6. Kari
    March 23, 2013

    We will be at Disney on April 6th. We are staying off-site and had questions about Parking. Can I park at one of the resorts and take the Disney bus? For example we have reservations at the Contemporary for Chef Mickey can we leave our car there at go straight to the park?

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    • Dave
      March 23, 2013

      Kari, that’s considered bad form, as you are then possibly keeping someone with a later reservation from parking for their meal…

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  7. John Weir
    December 31, 2012

    Staying at a Disney resort is a magical experience, especially for a first visit to Disney World. However, for a large or extended family we found a rental home to be the perfect solution. In fact, we liked it so much we bought it! (See disneyarearentalhome.com) When we travel with two or three we will still stay in a Disney resort or the Dolphine, but a loaded up house is great for 6-12 people.

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