It is true you can get “space” while staying on property at Walt Disney World, but space comes with a price tag. “Space” at a resort hotel starts around 227 square feet and can go up to 2,349 square feet (remember that a majority are closer to the 227 number). Over the course of all of our Disney trips, our average room was 314 square feet and contained: one king bed or two doubles (many have been upgraded to two queens) and a small refrigerator. The biggest room we ever had was at Boardwalk where we had a one bedroom/one bath that was about 712 square feet with a small, but full kitchen. We put one kid in the living room, one kid in a closet, and we had the bedroom to ourselves.
Last year we stayed off property at five different resorts or timeshares and rented a townhouse. Off property was always substantially cheaper (we’ll get some specific numbers in another article). Our smallest stay was a two bedroom, two bathroom condo with a full kitchen and in-unit washer/dryer at 1,050 square feet. Our largest was a three bedroom, three bathroom condo with a full kitchen and in-unit washer/dryer at …read more