There are choices when it comes to resorts for families of 5 or more in each resort category. The 2 value resorts have family suites; Art of Animation and All Star Music. In the moderate category Caribbean Beach and Port Orleans Riverside are both resorts for families of 5 as well as cabins at Fort Wilderness that accommodate up to 6. All of the deluxe category resorts are resorts for families of 5 except Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge. For larger families there are also one and two bedroom villas and small selection of 3 bedroom grand villas. Families can also choose to have two room and request connecting doors. Of course along with a big family usually comes a tight budget. Here are some suggestions for the budget conscious.
Fort Wilderness Cabins – This is a great option for a family with 6 or less people. Each cabin is on its own campsite with a parking space. The cabin can sleep 4 in the back room between a queen bed and bunk beds. The other queen bed is a sleeper sofa in the living area. The living area has a sofa, TV and DVD player. There is a kitchen including full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee pot, dishwasher, toaster, cookware and dinnerware for 6. There is also a table inside that seats six and picnic table and grill outside on the deck. The cabins include daily housekeeping and they will even do the dishes. This is a great option because you can cook breakfast every day and even lunch or dinner if you want. Groceries can be purchased at one of two trading posts at the resort or be delivered by the best grocery delivery in Disney. Another advantage is the closeness to the Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom area is really the best when you are traveling with small kids. You will need to take a bus through Fort Wilderness to get to the boat docks. You can get to lots of character meals from here too. The campground offers lots of fun things to do and a great retreat from the busyness of the parks. You can fish, rent boats and bikes, enjoy the pools, playgrounds, sing-a-long, campfire and outdoor movies and much more. Two of the dinner shows are here too: Mickey’s Backyard BBQ and The Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue. This is considered a moderate option.
Family Suites – Family Suites are available at both Art of Animation and All Star Music. These resorts are both in the value category. Each suite sleeps up to 6 guests. Each suite has a separate bedroom, pull-out sofas in the living room, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette.
Adjoining rooms – You can book two rooms at any resort and request connecting rooms but this is just a request not a guarantee so this may or not be a good option for you.
More information is available for families with 5 or more.
Generally a baby in a pack and play (provided by Disney for free) doesn’t count in your room total.
Remember there are often specials and other incentives including room discounts. If you are planning to cook and want to save money on meals by eating in a lot it may be best to go with the cabins. If you don’t plan on cooking any meals and just want the cheapest price then 2 adjoining rooms or a single room for 5 at Caribbean Beach or Port Orleans Riverside may be the way to go.