We haven’t stayed off property in years, and we only have done so twice. Both times was because we went down as a whole family ( like 20 or so of us) I was young, so I don’t think I really cared, cause honestly, I don’t think I paid much attention to hotels in general. But honestly, all we used the hotel for was swimming and sleeping. So as long as those two things are good, it was fine!
Although the driving into and out of the parks and the tram car are the BANE of my existence. I will never deal with those experiences again… haha. I’m shuttering just thinking about those evil parking lots. lol. Or as I like to call them… the NOT SO magic kingdom.
And god bless my parents, I can’t imagine lugging kids into the car, out of the car, into a stroller, to the tram stop, out of the stroller, taking everything out of the stroller, putting stroller on tram, getting to the park tram stop, opening stroller, reloading stroller, child back in stroller… and then do it again, after you’ve walked the parks all day and your kids are about to throw the biggest fit you’ve ever seen. haha.
I’m much better with the idea of kid to bus stop, on bus, off bus, open stroller, kid in stroller. hahah.
But now that I’ve gotten completely off track, my opinion is no, ofcourse it doesn’t compare, but it’s not the end of the world! You’re still spending the majority of your vacation in the magic!! And thats whats important! :happy: