OK, well I finally decided to book a trip for our family of 4 to Orlando/Disney today. Best flight options going into MCO vs. other FL airports, and our 3 1/2 year old will love it! We also have a 10 mo old who, yes, could care less but thats ok we can always come back.
At any rate, I need to start the search for lodging for us, for at least 3-4 of the 6 days we are there. To start, is a Disney owned lodging experience a must? They seem to be a fair bit more expensive than those outside the premises. What do they offer that the outside places don't? If this is the way to go, which Disney property would be the best for a family with young children? Someplace where it is not hugely overrun by teens or loud - with a nice pool complex younger kids can enjoy.
If a Disney lodging stay isn't a must, then which outside resorts should we consider? Really looking for a place that has nice grounds that we can walk around, swim, etc. With easy access to our room so we can pop inside and change a diaper if need be:)
Have checked out places like Floridays and it really looks nice.