One of the hardest parts of vacationing is leaving behind all of the comforts of home for new surroundings, new living accommodations, etc. While these things can be fun for some, the old saying, “there’s no place like home” is especially true when you have been away for a while! But, there are certain things you can do on vacation to at least make yourself feel like you are a little closer to home, including staying at one of the Disney Vacation Club properties or renting a home, townhome or condo for your stay in Central Florida! There may be one problem with choosing not to stay in a traditional hotel room, however – you may never want to leave!
If you like to make the Walt Disney World ® Resort an annual outing with your family, you may want to consider purchasing a membership into the Disney Vacation Club. How it works is simple – when you purchase with DVC, you are essentially purchasing a real estate interest into Walt Disney World. Once you have completed your purchase, you will receive a certain number of points to use per year at your own discretion. Where you stay, how long you are there and what time of year you are visiting will all factor into how many points you will have to use for you vacation, meaning that you can save them all up for one grandiose vacation or spread them out in smaller increments throughout the year! Perhaps the best part about the DVC is that while they do have six properties right at the Walt Disney World Resort, they also have Disney resorts in Vero Beach and on Hilton Head Island and in total have more than 500 other hotels located around the globe, from beach escapes to ski retreats to taking an safari in East Africa that you can use your points for. No matter what kind of vacation you want to experience, the DVC can take you there!
Guests who are staying at one of the six DVS properties (note: you can also rent these rooms from Disney if they are not full of DVC members at the time of your stay) can expect all the comforts of home – more space, kitchens/kitchenettes and even living rooms in some units. Studio, one, two and three-bedroom units/villas are available and can hold up to 12 guests in one unit alone. The properties offer all of the standard perks that come along with being a resort guest (free transportation, Extra Magic Hours, etc) while giving you the opportunity to actually cook and have more space for extra guests or for just extra comfort. The six DVC locations at Walt Disney World are Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Beach Club Villas, Disney’s BoardWalk Villas and Disney’s Old Key West Resort.
The DVC isn’t the only way to have a home away from home on vacation, however. The Central Florida area is just packed with rental homes, townhomes and condos that are purchased by local real estate companies and individuals who then rent them out on a weekly basis for visitors to the area. These homes are a great way to see the area if you are driving down or planning on using a rental car during your vacation and a lot of times can be less expensive than staying in a regular hotel room (with a lot more room!).
Whether you are planning on staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, a DVC property or at an area rental unit/home, you are still going to want to do the same thing on vacation – go to the Disney parks! While choosing a place to stay in Central Florida may prove to be a difficult decision, choosing how to purchase your tickets shouldn’t be! OrlandoFunTickets.com is the No. 1 online source for discounted Disney tickets, along with discounted tickets to all of the other top attractions in town, including Universal and Sea World. No vacation to Orlando is complete without a trip to see Mickey Mouse and his pals, so get started on planning your next home away from home vacation to Central Florida!