Because we are three adults we always stay at the value resorts

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generally the All Star Music if we aren’t staying in Ft. Wilderness—our preferred place to stay. We are seldom in our room(s) except to sleep so luxury is not needed for us. The evening Extra Magic Hours are our favorite too. I think we’ve done the morning one ONCE in all the trips we’ve taken. Extended evening hours let us move at a leisurely pace and they aren’t as crowded as the early morning hours are because a lot of folks tire out and go back to their resorts.
I love the luxury of an annual pass too. That lets us park hop as we want, and go just half days when we want. That combined with the discounts they have for AP holders all the time just makes it worth the extra you pay for them. Plus then we tend to go 2-4 times the year we have them too. Drive down twice and fly down at least once when air fares are low. I can’t wait to get back to doing that.

We love the extended hours so for us

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and especially with our family situation, being able to stay later or show up earlier (well, that’s never happened! lol) is worth the price of staying at the resort. We always stay at the Contemporary or Animal Kingdom but did try the Caribbean over Thanksgiving, and actually preferred it. Never have we known Disney to give away swag, but my children scored a princess tiara and wand, as well as a pirate sword and patch (look, it was all Dollar Store stuff, but my children loved it), and daily balloons (no balloons allowed at the Animal Kingdom resort because of the onsite animals). Caribbean Resort also offers a Magical Express bus that goes directly to the resort, bypasses all the other resorts, so that is a plus for those who use this service (we didn’t for earlier stated reason, but know others that do, and this is why they prefer this “moderate” Disney property).