If you are looking to travel to Disney World, but are worried there isn’t a room big enough for you – don’t worry! Disney has plenty of Disney World Accommodations for Large Families of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and even 10! Here are several choices for families with more than 4 people per room as well as in in-depth look at the Lion King Family Suite at Disney’s Art of Animation.
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Disney World Accommodations for Large Families
First of all, If you are a family of 5 and your youngest is 2 and under you can still book in any “regular” room. You will just need to call and speak with a travel agent who will just make a note in the system and provide you with a complimentary port-a-crib. SWEET!
If, like us, however you are a family with more than 3 kids….you will need to find some other choices. Here are some Disney World Accommodations for Large Families from least expensive $50/night to most expensive $830/night.
Camping is the cheapest way to go! At the campsites you can have a maximum of 10 people per site. The sites are roomy, private, have a picnic table & grill, plus you have a camp store and pool with waterslide on site (among other amenities). In value season they run $55/night and up depending on time of year. The downside is you will have to bring your camping gear, you may/many not sleep as well depending on the weather (rain or heat), and they do not offer promotional rates/free dining with these sites.
This moderate resort has larger “regular” rooms that will accommodate a family of 5. Rooms will run you $203 in value season. There are several pools (including waterslides), play areas, catch and release fishing area, and more. Learn more at our Disney Moderate Hotel: Which One is Best?
If you book two adjoining rooms there is a door that connects the two room on the inside, but if you have younger kids (like we do) this may not be terribly appealing! It will however be much cheaper than the following choices if you get 2 adjoining rooms at a Value Hotel. In value season these can run $110 each room per night making it $220 a night for both rooms to accomidate up to 8 people.
These value resorts have basic, but sufficient accommodations. There are a couple whimsical pools (no water slides) and character statues around the resort making these resorts fun for kids. The food courts have more limited offerings than a moderate resort.
At this hotel you can book one of their two family suites that sleep up to 6 guests. There is a bedroom, living area, kitchenette and 2 bathrooms. Although these rooms boast the same space as the Art of Animation, they are more dated and not as flushed out in decor. But again, they are also cheaper. In value season you’ll pay about $252 a night.
These rustic beauties will accommodate up to 6 guests with 2 double beds and a set of bunk beds. The resort features scenic woodland trails, a white-sand beach, and a pool with a waterslide. This is also the homes of Hoop De Doo Revue Dinner Show (see my review here) and free campfire with Chip & Dale on select nights. Although these are very spacious, without a car it is time consuming to get to the parks as you will need to get an internal bus plus an external theme park bus. These will run $334 night in value season.
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These family suites (here is our complete review with a peak inside) offer family suites with 1 bedroom, a living area, kitchenette, and 2 bathrooms all surrounded by the fun whimsical Disney characters your kids love. They will love the many themed play areas and beautiful pools (including under the water pool speakers in the Nemo pool). You can comfortably fit 6 people in these spacious rooms. There rooms run $342 in value season.
A family of 5 can stay right on the monorail just a few stops from the Magic Kingdom at the modern Contemporary Resort. It will cost $411 in value season. This hotel features a pool with a waterslide, views of the evening fireworks, and Chef Mickey’s Character Dining (see my review here).
More Expensive Options
Disney can hit your bank account enough buying tickets and food so we aren’t into spending a lot for a room we will hardly use. But if you are wanting to live it up, there are other options starting at: Polynesian $485, The Animal Kingdom Lodge for $345, Wilderness Lodge $332, Villas at Disney’s Floridian $586, and Beach Club Villas $332.