Upcoming trip - help!

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Registered: 08-07-2002
Upcoming trip - help!
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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 4:09pm

So...MY MOM IS GOING TO DISNEY WITH US!!!  She has never been and is excited to go.  But we'll need to buy her tickets.  The Undercover Tourist link in the Mousesavers email is the cheapest we'll find, isn't it?  Or is there some other place that less expensive?

Next - there are going to be 5 of us going, so we'll need to consider rooms.  I understand that POR - French Quarter has trundles or murphy beds or something.  And there are family suites at a couple of values (including AOA).  Does anyone have any thoughts?  My DH's first question was:  do we need our own space?  Like a door we can close to "get away", even for a few minutes?  It's only going to be 3 days (and 3 nights), so not a long trip.  Would a condo somewhere nearby (for less money - even the ones near Hotel Plaza Blvd!) be a better idea, so we can have a couple of bedrooms?  (We like my mom just fine, but I like my own space, too - I'm an introvert.)

Any other tips for those who have traveled with family?  Fortunately, she's in excellent shape (probably better than I am), so she won't slow us down.  She's willing to go with the flow (or so she says - we'll see).  I know she'd love Epcot, and especially the Flower & Garden festival, so we easily have 1-2 days planned right there...

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Registered: 08-07-2002
Mon, 05-13-2013 - 4:13pm
We stayed at the Blue Heron Resort on Apopka Vineland (I think?). It's near the Bahama Breeze and the only tall building there (21 floors). It was a nice place - clean, functional, plenty of beds and tvs, full kitchen. Definitely great for the price!!! We had a nice trip with my mom. I think she was impressed with my planning, etc. I mean, we didn't wait in lines, but we went on all the rides, etc. that we wanted to see. I'm not a fan of waiting. :) She did slow us down a little - more high maintenance than I would have guessed - but not too bad. We had a nice visit. And we even survived between me being gluten-free and her being vegetarian. Whew!

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Sun, 05-26-2013 - 8:21pm

Sounds like a nice way to celebrate Mother's Day! I just looked up the resort and it looks nice. We never wind up off property but I always debate it...

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